Montag, 05. August - Freitag, 16. August

SLE TRAINING: Climate Change Adaptation Practice and Policy

Faced with the reality of climate change and its consequences, all societal actors will have to develop ideas and solutions to deal with the unavoidable in the coming years and decades. The course focuses on presenting, demonstrating and critically reflecting on the latest knowledge in the area of climate change adaptation science, practice and policy.

Course Content:

By mixing a large variety of learning tools and methods (classroom, on-site visits, discussions with experts, collaborative learning, collective sense-making, theory U-based approaches etc.), the participants will learn to apply specific methods and concepts, critically reflect and exchange views with experts, practitioners and fellow participants. Real-life examples from all over the world will help to understand the essence of climate adaptation initiatives, in particular investigating key aspects such as:

  • Framing adaptation for good decision-making
  • Politics, economics and institutions of climate change adaptation
  • Basics of the underlying science of climate change impacts and risks
  • Climate risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Adaptive governance, stakeholder engagement, climate risk management, managing uncertainty
  • Good practices in real-life settings in sectors such as agriculture, natural resource management, rural infrastructure, food security, cities, and health settings.


Course Outcomes:

The course is designed to develop professional skills to manage, coordinate, and design effective adaptation initiatives in the policy and practice sphere. It aims at more than just knowledge transfer, but also to enhance abilities in critical thinking and problem-solving. Furthermore, participants will see improvements of their skills in creative thinking, collaborative, and interpersonal skills as a result of the diverse learning methods.

Course Level:

The content is designed for an intermediate level of learners that have practical exposure to issues of climate change adaptation and some years of professional background, ideally in the planning and/ or implementation sphere, and an academic background in at least one of the following disciplines: agronomy, economics, environmental management, geography, ecology, political sciences or similar areas.


We welcome professionals working in international cooperation, in public administrative bodies and institutions, in the academic field, in NGOs or in the private sector as well as students and graduates with professional experience.


Secure your Early Bird price now: enrol online and pay the tuition fee invoice before April 30th, 2019 to get the discount!


Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training and teaching philosophy. Case studies, teamwork and other interactive methods create a learning environment in which participants can bring their own experience and link it to new topics and applications, addressing global and local development challenges. Course participants have different cultural backgrounds and professions which add to an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment. After having participated actively in the course, you will receive a certificate of attendanceissued by SLE and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Further information:

weitere Informationen

Veranstalter: Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE)/ Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin

Veranstaltungsort: Berlin

0049(30)2093 46881

Ansprechpartner: Annika Buchholz