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.
The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) enables African practitioners, researchers, educators and graduate students to undertake activities that enhance their capacities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. The program is currently supporting its third …
University level multidisciplinary programs that facilitate learning about climate change challenges to biodiversity and ecosystem services are relatively scarce in the Albertine Rift region of Africa – a biodiversity hotspot that is increasingly under threat from natural and human-induced drivers …
START is partnering with the University of Dar es Salaam on a university-wide program to integrate teaching and learning on climate change into the classroom experience, and to promote communication on critical climate change issues between the university and the …
The Advanced Institute on Climate Variability and Food Security focused on the application of seasonal climate forecasts to improve agricultural food security. The intensive training component of the Institute was held at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) facility in Palisades, New York from 8-26 July 2002.
he Advanced Institute on Urbanization, Emissions and the Global Carbon Cycle brought together young natural and social scientists, engineers, and urban planners to critically examine the environmentally significant interaction of cities and their environment, specifically the emissions of both long-lived GHGs and short-lived polluting gases and particulates. The intensive training component of this institute was held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado from 4-22 August 2003.
The Advanced Institute on Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change is focused on utilizing selected analytic tools to build the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research on vulnerability to global environmental change. The intensive training seminar was held 3-21 May 2004 at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.
START, in partnership with the Global Water System Project (GWSP), and with financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the International Foundation of Science (IFS) invited selected Institute Fellow applicants to participate in the Advanced Institute on Global Environmental Change and the Vulnerability of water resources in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, hosted by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft and the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
START is responding to this need by creating learning opportunities for regional scientists with an Advanced Institute on the Asian Monsoon: Prediction of Change and Variability. In January 2008, twenty early-career meteorologists from across the Asia-Pacific region and North America met to attend a series of lectures on the Asian monsoon and to explore possibilities for collaboration.
START promotes innovative approaches for education that emphasize experiential learning and that integrate teaching, research and practice. START is committed to working with universities, in particular, to support their potential to be active agents of change in helping society adapt to climate change and other impacts of global environmental change. Currently, START is working with partners at African universities to develop and implement strategies and activities for education that consider priorities for adaptation. Key elements of this strategy include developing new curricula on global environmental change, enhancing faculty and staff development programs to support excellence in teaching on global environmental change topics, and integrating teaching with research and research with practice. Recommendations from the START-led Forum on Education, Capacity Building, and Climate Change: A Strategy for Collective Action in Africa form the basis for these efforts. Programs and activities through which START is promoting innovation in education include a partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam’s Climate Change Research, Education, and Outreach Center, and a program on biodiversity conservation and climate change in East Africa.