The regional course is part of a larger support programme for climate change adaptation in Eastern Africa in 2008. This programme was started at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) in the Netherlands in partnership with ASARECA, IUCN and RUFORUM. The focus is on building the capacities needed to better integrated climate change adaptation responses into agricultural, rural development and natural resources policy processes. The support programme includes the regional course on climate change (held in 2009 and 2010), a knowledge component (action research on climate change hot spots in Ethiopia) and policy support.
More information on this programme can be found on our climate change portal. A Trainer's Manual on Climate Change Adaptation and Development can be found at our publication page: and below.
Climate Change Training Manual 2010