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Introduction to Climate Change and Gender Mainstreaming

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About This Programme

This Continuing Education Course in Introduction to Climate Change and Gender Mainstreaming is comprised of 30 contact hours which are geared towards providing participants with basic knowledge and understanding of climate change and the projected impacts on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the ways in which women and men in SIDS are impacted differently by climate change.  Participants will be introduced to practical approaches to mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation and mitigation.  
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on SIDS
  2. Critically assess the linkages between climate change and gender
  3. Recognise the vital role women play in climate change adaptation and mitigation 
  4. Use practical tools to mainstream gender in climate change
  5. Advocate the adoption of “no-regrets” approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in SIDS

Who is this course for?

This short continuing education certificate course is designed for persons with a general interest and/professional interest in climate change and gender mainstreaming. 


Course Structure

This course consists of the following units:
Unit 1: Understanding Weather and Climate
Unit 2: Climate Change – Causes and Projections
Unit 3: SIDS’ Vulnerability to Climate Change
Unit 4: Understanding Gender and Gender Equality
Unit 5: Linkages between Climate Change and Gender
Unit 6: Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change
Unit 7: Enhancing Climate Resilience in SIDS
Unit  8: Managing Climate Change – Adaptation and Mitigation

How Do I Apply?

There are no prerequisites.  However, participants should have a genuine interest in the subject matter.  It is anticipated that all students will have good written and verbal communication skills
Application forms can be collected from:
The University of the West Indies Open Campus
The Pine, St. Michael, Barbados

How Much Will This Programme Cost?

Fees must be paid to ANY Branch of the FirstCaribbean International Bank

When Will The Programme Start?

This course will be offered face-to-face for 10 weeks  commencing September

Where  Will This Programme Be Held

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, The Pine, St. Michael, Barbados

Assessment Structure

Participants will be graded based on a combination of written and oral course components. The written components comprise a research proposal and a research paper. The oral component includes an in-class presentation on media coverage of climate change and/or disaster risk management, and in-class participation/attendance