Apply by 30 June for 2013 Resilience Academy in Dhaka

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  • 2013•06•21     Dhaka

    Applications are now being accepted (until 30 June) for the UNU-EHS 2013 Resilience Academy. The theme of the 2013 Resilience Academy, which will be held in Bangladesh, is “Exploring Livelihood Resilience”.

    In the most vulnerable regions of our planet, the impacts of extreme weather events (such as floods and droughts) threaten lives and livelihoods. The most affected regions include large deltas, small islands, and exposed coastal regions, as well as arid and semiarid lands, and areas affected by glacier and permafrost melt.

    People on the frontlines of climate change, in many cases, will face aggravated baseline risks, extremes and slow-onset effects (which include coastal inundation, catastrophic floods and extended drought conditions). A central question for practice, policy and research revolves around the resilience of those whose livelihood systems and settlements are threatened by these overwhelming extremes.

    The 2013 Resilience Academy will provide a platform for connecting communities of expertise (early-phase practitioners, academics and policy analysts), examining livelihood resilience in the face of local and regional realities, and co-creating concepts to foster resilience.

    Leading experts from academia, policy and practice will discuss such question as:

    • What tools exist for risk assessment and identification of climate hot spots?
    • How can adaptive capacity and resilience in rural and urban livelihood systems be defined and measured?
    • What are the main contributors and impediments to climate resilience, in theory and in practice?
    • What strategies are available for peoples facing overwhelming extremes?
    • What can be done to enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience to the current and future climate stressors?

    Participants will have opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement and practical interaction as well as time to think and collaborate on specific topics.

    For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the UNU-EHS website.