Adaptation Training

Training ‘Integrating Climate Change
Adaptation into Development Planning’ 

Climate change adaptation is a complex task. Stakeholders need to develop existing competencies or gain new qualifications in order to face the challenge effectively. To this end, training courses as a means of capacity development focus on individual practitioners and aim to strengthen their competencies and ensure effective adaptation as a prerequisite for sustainable development.

Based on the OECD Guidance ‘Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Cooperation’ and its Climate Proofing approach, GIZ has developed a training course that introduces practitioners to the topic of planning for climate change adaptation.

  • The training materials consist of 12 modules and are available in English, French and Spanish, and partly in German and Portuguese.
  • There are various standard training formats that suit specific needs of different target groups, e.g. trainings for practitioners, stand-alone formats for key topics, and trainings of trainers. A training cookbook, published by GIZ in 2013, gives guidance for trainers and commissioners on how to tailor a training course to their audience’s needs.
  • The training has been under implementation in more than 15 countries since 2011. Detailed reports from these experiences are available in the Exchange section. See also this factsheet for some examples as well as a Method Brief from India.

The original training course as well as the Climate Proofing approach have been developed by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Subsequently, it has been revised and supplemented with financing from the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and its International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI).