Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

The advanced international training programme on Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation is open for community planners and decision makers in developing countries. The programme includes a four weeks intensive course in Sweden, a project work in the home country, and a follow up seminar in the participant's home region.

Please note: there will be no new programme starting during 2013.

Our climate is changing due to human activities, and the concern is shared world-wide. The increase of emissions of greenhouse gases and hazardous substances into the atmosphere are becoming increasingly serious and troublesome to solve.

Society, not least in developing countries, will have to reduce its growing vulnerability by preventing continued emissions, as well as to prepare for and respond to the effects of a changed climate.

The course in Sweden

The overall objective of the training programme is to increase the knowledge about climate change and its consequences. Due to the nature of the climate change issue, our programme has an interdisciplinary approach.

The curriculum contains expert lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, exercises and study visits to relevant industries and institutions.

The individual project work

An important part of the programme is the development and realisation of the participants' individual project works. The project should be related to climate change and the participant's work, and be carried out in the home country. 

Applicants are required to attach a project work proposal in the application and to present the results from the projects at the regional seminar.

The participants will develop their projects with aid from a Swedish contact person. They will have around 6 months in between the course in Sweden and the regional follow-up seminar to finalise their projects.

The regional seminar

Approximately 6-8 months after the course in Sweden there will be a follow-up seminar in the participants' home regions.

The main objectives of the regional seminar is to present the findings from the individual projects and to have an increased focus on the climate change related issues in the region.

Excursion to Can Gio, Vietnam Programme participants discussing sea level rise on a beach during the regional seminar in Vietnam, October 2009. Foto Sofia Malmsten

Course costs

The international training programmes are financed by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The participation fees, as well as costs for accommodation and full board, are paid for by Sida.