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Pacific Island Community-based Climate Change Adaptation Programme (PICCCCAP). This programme will be offered in three phases. There will be some direct teaching, interspersed in most sessions with activities. The objective of this training course would be to implement the trainer of trainer program on skill building and elements of climate change adaptation. The course will also include field visits to provide practical in field and in the community experience in applying the principles and skills learned during the module.
On going non formal training:
USP-EU Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Project
The USP-EU GCCA project instigated in 2011 and has a component on capacity building that covers the non-formal training on climate variability and climate change impacts in the region. This includes capacity building workshops and training of trainers program to improve the knowledge and skills of the climate change practioners in the region. This knowledge and skills will focus on climate change related topics, but also on practical management skills, such as project management, written and oral presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of project, conflict management,etc. There sill be two sessions of the non-formal training programs will be carried out on within the duration of the projects. The topics and skills will be determined by the needs and demands from the practioners. For more information email Dr Helene Des Combe descombe_h(at)usp.ac.fj
Human Rights and Climate Change: The added value for the South Pacific course was organised by the Centre and the International-Lawyers.org. This course was supported by EU-GCCA as a program to improve the skills and knowledge on climate change and its impact.
The 10 day course was designed for young academics and professionals. This course aims to familiarise participants with international human rights law and mechanisms, and the links between international climate negotiations and issues and concerns on human rights in the context of threats due to climate change and sea level rise across the South Pacific. The course also seeks to identify practical approaches to influence decision-making on climate change at all levels, thereby using human rights as tools to facilitate just and effective responses.
Fiji Training & Capacity Building workshop on Climate Variability and Change in Pacific Island Coutnries: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation will be held at the USP Laucala campus, Fiji from the 22 November to the 03 Decemeber, 2010. This workshop aims to enhance the local human resource capacity in finding ways and means of managing risks that climate change poses for freshwater availability, food( including fisheries) productivity, coastal erosion, salt water intrusion, tourism, human heath etc.
For those that are interested within Fiji and our neighbouring Pacific Islands please send in your application to Mr Sumeet Naidu or Ms Keshmil Rani on email.The deadline for submission is on the 10 October 2010. About 2-3 participants from each Pacific Island Country would be selected for the purpose.Applications must inlcude CV including working experience, a statement on purpose of interest and career benefits.
Kiribati Training & Capacity Building workshop on Climate Variability and Change in Pacific Island Countries: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation will be held at USP's Tarawa campus from the 20-27 October 2010. The eight day intensive workshop will be conducted by PACE-SD as part of the AusAID funded Future Climate Leaders Project activity that covers issues on climate change impacts, vulnerability and pathways for adaptation in Pacific Island Countries and examine community-based strategies to adapt to climate change.The workshop aims to enhance the local human resource capacity in finding ways and means to managing risks that climate change pose for freshwater availability, food(including fisheries) productivity, coastal erosion, salt water intrusion, tourism, human health etc.
The workshop targets 20 - 25 participants that are working in Kiribati especially those from the Goverment, NGOs, Community Leaders and other stakeholders. If your are interested please submit your application to Mr Summet Naidu or Ms Keshmil Rani on email. Your application must include your CV including working experience and a statement on the purpose of interest and career benefits. The deadline for submission is on the 10 October 2010.
APN funded Global Change & Coral Reef Management Capacity in the Pacific; Engaging Scientist and Policy Makers in Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu and Tonga is a joint capacity building programme with the Institute of Marine Resources. It include a seminar in Fiji that was held in June and in Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu in the month of August, 2010. The main aim of having the seminars in each country is to bring Pacific Leaders in each country together with scientist and experts on the sustainable management of coral reefs, using most recent information.
PACE-SD also supports the United Nation Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) ( 2005 - 2014) that is to integrate priniciples, values and practices of learning in order to address the social, ecnomic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st Century. United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is the leading agency in promoting education for sustainable development (ESD).
As a result of the Pacific's commitment to UNDESD, in 2006 Regional Education Ministers discussed and endorsed the Pacific Regional and USP (through PACE) was part of the regional working group that developed the Pacific Education for Sustainable Framework and the Pacific ESD action Plan.
Therefore, PACE-SD and its partners is implementing the USP-ACCU and USP Edulink NIU project.
The EduLInk NIU project is a three year EU funded programme that was implemented in 2009 and it brings together the three main universities in the Pacific; University of the South Pacific (USP), University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and National University of Samoa (NUS) in mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in the Pacific.