Climate Change Adaptation in a Changing Environment Course


Climate change impacts will affect social and ecological systems in complex and broad-ranging
ways as technological, economic, social and ecological changes take place across regions, groups
and sectors. Many of these impacts, such as impacts on ecological systems, have cascading effects
on social, economic and health outcomes. In order to respond to climate change, more vigorous
actions are required to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and to adapt to
unavoidable consequences that are increasing vulnerability around the world.

This training places local sustainability, its development challenges and local vulnerabilities in the
context of climate changes at regional and global levels in order to understand their linkages. It is
well recognized that a response strategy to climate change is an additional and new area of
sustainable community development, that in addition to many other local priorities like reducing
poverty, improving sanitation and safe access to fresh water, health issues and diminishing
ecological resiliency.


5 days.


The course is intended for mid-career professionals, dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation options in developing countries, working for a research organization, NGO, government or civil society. Participants need to have a relevant tertiary education with at least one year of experience in a course-related discipline like agriculture, disaster risk management, food security, water management, biodiversity, forestry, or other natural resources management.


  • Conduct and interpret vulnerability assessments by understanding its key components of exposure, sensitivity and capacity
  • Identify impacts of future climate change and climate variability on human well-being and environment
  • Identify key areas of integration, in which adaptation to climate change goes hand-in hand with other development priorities and building resilience in natural and human systems;
  • Identify and develop basic elements of an implementation plan to progress with adaptation options.


Module 1: Principles and key concepts

  • Introduction to climate change and climate change adaptation
  • Strategy development and planning for Climate Change Adaptation
  • Legal frame work for Climate Change Adaptation
  • Characteristics of Vulnerability and Scope of the Assessment
  • Vulnerability Assessments and the DPSIR Framework
    • Defining vulnerability
    • Vulnerability to climate change
  • Monitoring Vulnerability

Module 2: Introduction to GIS for Climate change

  • Introduction to GIS software
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software
  • Introduction to GPS
  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

Module 3: Impacts of Climate Change and their Assessment

  • Economic sector
  • social structure
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources
  • Migration and disasters

Module 4: Climate Change Response

  • Creating Responses: Determining the adaptation options     
  • Mainstreaming climate change into development decisions     
  • Developing adaptation responses
  • Contingency Planning

Module 5: Knowledge resources for Climate Change Adaptation

  • Climate modeling climate forecasting and applied technologies for Climate Change monitoring
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Uncertainties and risk management
  • Capacity building for Climate Change Adaptation
  • The role of GIS and Remote Sensing in climate forecasting and modeling

Module 6: Prioritizing Adaptation Responses

  • Developing a Basic Implementation Plan and a Communication Strategy
    • Implementing adaptation responses
    • Communicating climate change and adaptation

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Programme Manageer NATURE GUARD Zambia
2 Deputy Commissioner for Cooperative Development Ministry of Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Kenya
3 Occupational Safety and Health Officer Ministry of Labour, Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services Kenya
4 CRGE Ministry of Ethiopian Industry Ethiopia
5 Water Resource Authority Kenya