The Climate Change research group at IIED is looking for a highly skilled individual to contribute to IIED’s work in managing and taking forward the existing programme of work on devolved climate finance (DCF) and community-driven adaptation, while contributing to the wider portfolio of policy-oriented action-research on adaptation and climate finance work in Africa and possibly Asia.
This role is based in the group's climate resilience, productivity and equity in the drylands team. The primary functions of the post-holder will include overseeing the design, implementation and monitoring of action-research activities, as well as the recruitment and supervision of external consultant researchers as necessary. Full details here: www.iied.org/jobs/20180926/grade-3-senior-researcher
Free training course on disaster risk management for urban planning practitioners in the ASEAN region
A free training course was developed by ICEM - International Centre for Environmental Management, with support by the Government of Canada through the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) Fund administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The course ultimately provides tools to make cities in the region safer. It covers what disaster risk management is, what building urban resilience requires, how that applies to urban planners and what urban planning actions can be taken.
The training relates to a typical urban planning process relevant to the ASEAN Member States (AMS). The materials are relevant to processes and procedures that architects, engineers, urban planners and others involved in urban planning are familiar with and apply in their work. Approaches, methods, and tools for integrating disaster risk into the various components or steps within urban planning, to improve urban resilience, are provided.