CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION, NATURAL RESOURCES’ MANAGEMENT AND GEOŠSPATIAL TOOLS APPLICATION

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Climate Change Specialists, Climate Change Support Sta›, Project Implementation Unit Members, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Personnel, Development Workers Project Cartographers,
Project Database Managers, Project Programmers, Project Remote Sensing Analysts, Project Spatial Analysts etc.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

A critical and perhaps dominant global environmental problem in the last three decades is global warming, resulting from global climate change. Amid the dire warning of severe weather perturbations and global warming, scientists and policy makers have been searching for ways of tackling the menacing threat of climate change. For Geoscientists, understanding and forecasting climate change is challenging, as climate is determined by a complex set of physical, chemical, and biological interactions among the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and lithosphere. It therefore su›ices to state that understanding the dynamic influence of climate perturbations in these spheres both in real time and at synoptic level (for human adaptation) will require a synergy of data collection and analytical methods that are capable of capturing and processing data at a pace equal to or faster than those of the processes that lead to and the manifestations of climate change.

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Naturally, climatological and meteorological phenomena varies spatially, and hence geo-spatial tools like geographic information systems (GIS) represent a useful solution to the management of vast spatial climate datasets for a wide number of applications. So also, the current situation demands; acquiring knowledge of climate change, understanding the roles of national, sub-national and local institutions in planning for climate change, learning about the linkages between climate change adaptation and development planning, resilience building, preparing and implementing adaptation and mitigation activities, as well as natural disaster risk management programmes.
In light of this, it is imperative that climate change and natural resources management is assessed from a geospatial perspective. It is therefore important for relevant personnel to be equipped with pervasive, complex, location-based tools and techniques that will create, manage, analyse and display geographic data on climate change Impact Analysis and Adaptation. This training will o›er a set of methods and techniques that use geo-spatial tools for the management of climate change, mitigation, adaptation and natural resource management. .

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At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Appraise Nigeria’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change as well as adaptation and mitigation needs
  • Identify and develop at least one concrete climate change adaptation project suitable for the northern part of the country 
  • Identify components of climate change, natural disaster challenges and management as presented by success stories of disaster prone countries
  • Develop e›ffective natural disaster risks profiling and management strategies for different case scenarios 
  • Apply geo-spatial techniques in budgeting and analyzing weather and climate variables as well as in other climate change modelling
  • Utilize GIS in natural disaster prediction, preparedness, studies and management 
  • Integrate and mainstream issues of climate change in environment conservation with a focus on gully erosion and land degradation
  • Engender a participatory response to climate change and natural disaster issues
  • Evaluate the spatial data requirements in climate change analysis and adaptation 
  • Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organisations involved in climate change analysis and adaptation 
  • Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
  • Use Participatory GIS (PGIS) at community/grassroots’ level 
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data, and GPS-based field information
  • Analyze links of both natural and anthropogenically induced climate change, its impacts, and adaptation and mitigation response options concerning water-related issues
  • Inform policy makers and stakeholders about the implications for water resources of various climate change scenarios and climate change response options, including associated synergies and trade-o›s; and
  • Use collaborative mapping tools such as Google Maps to increase collaboration and information sharing.



  • Vulnerability to the Impacts of Climate Change– Emphasis on selected Northern Nigerian States
  • Tools & Techniques for Natural Resources Management
  • Global best practices in adaptation and mitigation strategies to Climate Change
  •  Climate Change Project Identification and Development – Hands on
  • Geo-Spatial Techniques and Applications to climate change study
  • Best practices in Geographical Information System (GIS) Application in Climate Change and Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management
  • Overview of Natural Disaster Occurrence and Management
  • Strategic Planning & Innovative Approaches to Natural Disaster Management and Mitigation
  • Evaluation of Nigeria Environmental Law, Climate Change Policy Framework in relation to key points
    relevant for post 2020 climate change
  • Mobilizing for a Participatory Response to Climate Change and Natural Disaster Issues and Environmental Management
  • Climate change negotiations and UN climate change processes
  • Evaluation of Spatial Data Requirements in Climate Change Analysis and Adaptation
  • Assessment of Climate Change Spatial Data & Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for Climate Change Analysis and Adaptation
  • GIS and RS for Designing Large Scale Early Warning Systems
  • Tools & Techniques for Participatory GIS (PGIS) at Community Level
  • Methods & Approaches for Mobile Geo-spatial Data Gathering Techniques
  • Designing and implementing GIS Projects that integrate Remote Sensing Data & GPS-based field information
  • Linkages between Natural and Anthropogenic Climate change – Impacts, Adaptation & Mitigation Response
  •  Collaborative Mapping Tools for increased Collaboration and Information Sharing

1st Run: 19th – 23rd FEB, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 19th FEB – 2nd MAR, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 23rd – 27th APR, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 23rd APR – 3rd MAY, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 2nd – 6th JUL, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 2nd – 13th JUL, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 10th – 14th SEPT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 10th – 21st SEPT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 12th – 16th NOV, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 12th – 23rd NOV, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

6th Run: 10th – 14th DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 10th – 21st DEC, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant