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» Call for Applications - DRI Climate change virtual school


The Development Reality Institute (DRI) in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), United Nations Volunteer
Programme (UNDP/UNV), Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management, ZERO
Regional Environment Organization, SIDA invites applicants to participate in a four (4) week online course mainstreaming climate
change in development planning and implementation. The four weeks virtual course is expected to begin on the 27 October 2011 and end on the 26 November 2011. DRI\s ]Climate Change Virtual School for Youth"won the World Summit Youth Award 2010 for best Internet and Mobile project advancing MDGs.

The course aims to raise awareness on the effects of climate change to development in Zimbabwe. It also aims to build the capacity of
development partners to interpret, comprehend and mainstream climate change in development issues within their communities. Its specific objectives are as follows:

To educate participants on the danger posed by climate change and implications for action;
To spearhead discussion on adaptation strategies to climate change in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
To allow participants to share experiences on climate change, environment and development and the politics of global climate change
To raise awareness on the climate proofing and mainstreaming tools that have been developed for mitigation and adaptation strategies.

The course is targeted at programme managers, policy makers, planners, community based leaders, opinion leaders, researchers and the general public. For more information and how to register please follow this link
DRI provides scholar grants to cover the course expenses to limited numbers. Youths are particularly encouraged to apply for the course.
Application deadline is 25th October 2011.