Education has a vital role to play in facilitating adaptation to the impacts global environmental change, including climate change. START collaborates with universities in Africa and Asia to promote innovative approaches to education in developing countries through opportunities for experiential learning, research, knowledge sharing and institutional development. START convened a major forum on the role of universities in supporting adaptation; facilitated the creation of the African Climate Change Research and Education Network (ACRE-Net) for communication and collaboration on adaptation; and expanded its African Climate Change Fellowship Program for strengthening professional capabilities in advancing and applying knowledge to climate change adaptation. It is partnering with the University of Dar es Salaam in the development of a Climate Change Research, Education and Outreach Center to facilitate interdisciplinary learning about climate change in the classroom and promote communication between the university and a wide range of stakeholders. START’s Biodiversity Conservation under Climate Change program supported faculty development, generated of new curriculum on global environmental change, and is building e-learning platforms to serve as a resource for teaching and research.
The IRDR International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) in Taipei, together with START, IRDR and ICSU, is pleased to announce the 2012 Advanced Institute on Forensic Investigation of Disasters (FORIN) – Southeast Asia. The Institute, to be held 12-18 March 2012 at the IRDR ICoE in Taipei, will provide approximately 15-20 young to middle-career researchers and practitioners from Southeast Asia with the enhanced understanding, skills and resources to design, organize and carry out FORIN related studies in their own countries.
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