GECS-2012 TRAINING WORKSHOP

Environmental Mainstreaming in Development Planning Processes (Focus on Climate Change): Key Concepts, Tools and Successful Practices

Organized by:

The North-South Research Center for Social Sciences (NRCS, Morocco) 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, Germany) 

The National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Leadership (NCCSD, India) 

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA, UAE) 

   

Venue: Ryad Mogador Menara Hotel, Marrakesh (Morocco)

Date: 20-21 November 2012 

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TRAINING RATIONALE                                                                                                                      Training Brochure

Background

This Training Workshop is the outcome of an innovative partnership between the NRCS (Morocco), the GIZ (Germany), the NCCSD (India), ICBA (UAE) and the Lexeme Consulting (Canada). The Training will be led by imminent experts who are recognized in their respective fields and have served as senior scientists and experts in national and international organizations. Participants in this training will be certified by the hosting organizations.

Training Focus

Environmental change in general, and climate change in particular, presents a major challenge for development and poverty eradication. Millions of poor people around the world are vulnerable to environmental change impacts on ecosystems, water and agriculture. Hence, the threats to human security are increasingly considered both by research and decision spheres.

There is a relation between poverty in low-income countries and economies heavy dependent on weather-sensitive resources, such as agriculture. At the national level, the poverty reduction strategies can act as a key instrument to link poverty and environmental change agendas. These strategies provide a central framework for domestic policies and programs, as well as for foreign assistance, with the overall aim of reducing poverty in developing countries. Because of the numerous and complex links between environment and poverty, it is important that environmental issues are mainstreamed in the poverty reduction process. Though, most countries have little recognition of environmental change (mainly climate change) in their poverty reduction strategies. The countries which have currently gone through several iterations of their poverty reduction strategies and have received a sequence of credits designed to implement key aspects of these strategies, made it possible to see how the process of mainstreaming environment in the poverty reduction strategies has efficiently evolved over time. In general terms, we still have to recognize the low awareness of the implications of environmental change into poverty reduction strategies.

Aims and objectives

This training workshop provides an opportunity to understand closely the importance of mainstreaming of environmental change and environmental risks management into poverty reduction and development strategies. Programmed modules will make a special focus on climate change. Participants in this training will have full understanding of key concepts, tools and successful practices related to this area. They will be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the debate and practical activities while strengthening their positions in these processes on the basis of newly acquired concepts, skills and methodologies.

Training Content

The training program will be structured on the basis of the following modules. To have a detailed idea about each module, please dowload the training brochure which contains the modules description.

 Training Brochure 

Training Modules

Lecturers

Institutions

Language

Integrating Climate change Adaptation into Development Planning

Johanna Kirchner

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, Germany) English

Adaptive Climate Change Policy Responses: The Role of Social Impact Assessment and Participatory Governance Processes

Gabrielle Kissinger

Lexeme Consulting

Canada

English

Development of Policies and Plans for Sustainable Development Strategies in Rural Areas: Focus on Agriculture and Poverty Reduction - The Global Warming Context

Dr. Kirit N. Shelat

Dr. Gopichandran

National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Leadership (NCCSD)

India

English

Sound Management of Soils Associated with the Use of Marginal Water in Agricultural Production

Dr. Shabbir A. Shahid

Salinity Management Scientist, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), UAE

English

 

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

Training Workshop Venue

In order to ensure a very agreeable venue to hold the training workshop and to make this event a memorable experience, the Organizing Committee has decided to organize the event at the Ryad Mogador Menara (http://www.ryadmogador.com/) which is one of the best hotels in Marrakesh and fully equipped for this kind of events. The workshop location will easily enable all delegates to access to all city beautiful sites and facilities. 

To help the technical board organize your accommodation (hotel reservation, ground transport), please fill this form and submit it:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dGY1VGNCdkt6NWRSeFpaZWRxZ0tWbmc6MA

TIME SCHEDULE

The training daily program will be arranged as follows:

Morning:               from 08:30 to 12.30 hrs with one coffee/ tea break

Lunch:                  from 13.00 to 14.00 hrs

Afternoon:            from 14.00 to 18.30 hrs with one coffee/ tea break

TRAINING ORGANIZATION

Coordination

 

Dr. Mohamed Behnassi

Associate Professor, Ibn Zohr University

of Agadir, Morocco / Director of NRCS

Email: behnassi@gmail.com

Mobile: +212-668-466447 

Mr. Mohamed Boussaid

Engineer and Senior Expert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Email:     mohamed.boussaid@giz.de

Mobile  + 212 661 29 63 72

Supporting Staff

Alison Judge (Ms.)

GECS-2012 Technical Manager

Language and Culture Consultant, United Kingdom

Mobile: +44 (0) 7881 049533

E-mail:  gecs.2012@gmail.com

REGISTRATION

Persons wishing to take part in the Training Workshop, which will be certified by the hosting organizations, are invited to register prior to the event venue according to the below tariffs. Regarding the registration procedure, please download the Training Brochure. We will apply the first-come, first-served rule given the limited number of applications to be selected. New expressions of interest should be sent using the below form.

 

Tariffs

Benefits

Delegates from Developed countries

€ 1800

  • Full access to training modules and materials
  • Accommodation in 5 star hotel (3 nights with breakfast)
  • Lunches and Breaks
  • Ground Transport (from airport to hotel and vice versa)

Delegates from Developing countries

€ 1600

PhD Student Fee

€ 1400

 

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