Call for Applications: Oxford Adaptation Academy 2016

The skills required to adapt to current climate-related challenges are rapidly changing. Continuing professional development is therefore more important than ever before. A practice-based capacity building adaptation course could be just the thing you or your organisation need.
The Oxford Adaptation Academy prepares future leaders capable to deal with a complex problem. This practice-based course is a prestigious program run in partnership with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) and the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University.
It focuses on “how to” rather than “what is” adaptation. It is designed to strengthen capacity of the participant’s organization by informing a participant’s individual needs in their own context of professional development.
Participants join a network of alumni from over 40 countries drawn from the UN organisations, international development banks, NGOs, government and the private sector. This year, the UNFCCC is sending four participants. The Academy is therefore not only a place to learn from world experts but also a platform for professionals to share their knowledge and experience and learn from each other.
This two week residential course runs from 14 – 26 August, 2016. These two videos demonstrate why participants have found this course so distinctive and worthwhile:
Details of the programme, fees, accommodation and application form can be found by visiting or emailing
Please note, the Academy cannot offer scholarships. Participants will need to source their own funds for tuition and travel. Often, they are funded by their organization as part of a capacity building investment.