UNU-ISP would like to invite applications for a 10-day Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications in Water and Food Sectors. The training programme will be held from the 10th to 22nd of November 2012, and is open to postgraduate students, researchers, faculty/staff of universities, government officials, international agencies, and professionals in relevant professions.
The training module consists of the following course categories: science of climate change and downscaling, dynamical and statistical downscaling methods, impacts on rice production and impacts on floods. Participants will also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in downscaling and modelling extreme climatic events.
The programme runs for ten days from 10th to 20th November 2012 (Group A)and 12th to 22nd November (Group B). The first course of the training programme focuses on climate change, atmospheric science and downscaling techniques on statistical and dynamical approaches. Participants will receive training on downscaling weather forecasts to the local scale during this training programme.
For the second course, participants will receive an overview of Course 1 and receive training on Geographic Information System (GIS). Then, participants can choose from the two parallel programmes on (a) Assessing flood impacts and (b) Estimating rice production utilizing future climate projections. The final day provides training on communicating results and report preparation, with time allocated for participants to complete their final report. Participants who successfully complete the training programme will be awarded a certificate of completion from UNU-ISP.
Eligibility and Application
Applicants must provide:
- A completed Application Form with photo and signature
- One Letter of Recommendation
- Basic understanding of climate change, downscaling approaches and related topics is desirable
- Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English-language skills
We can only accommodate a limited number of applicants in this training programme. As such, we encourage early applicants as the allocation will be made on a first-come first served basis.
Participants can attend either Course 1 or Course 2 for USD 1,000 each or attend the full training programme (Course 1 and 2) for USD 2,000. All participants are expected to pay for their own travel and living expenses in Thailand.
Student Support Services and Housing
UNU-ISP, AIT, and Chulalongkorn University will assist participants through the training programme, acknowledging that participants may experience difficulties in adjusting to a new country and culture. Participants could use the low-cost accommodation facilities arranged by AIT during their stay in Bangkok, Thailand. Further information on payment and reservation would be provided to the selected participants.
The application deadline is 30 September 2012. Selections will be carried out and announced on the first week of August, September and October.
Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered, and UNU-ISP will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss. Should you encounter any difficulty, please contact ccd-app [at] cecar.unu.edu.
Applicants should apply on-line at cecar.unu.edu/apply
30th September 2012