Courses & training

We run regular training courses that are open to anyone, as well as tailored courses for individual clients. Our regular training courses run annually in Norwich, UK, where we are based, and focus on adaptation, mainstreaming, monitoring, evaluation and learning. We are exploring the possibility of running these and other courses outside the UK in the near future (potential locations include Nairobi, Amsterdam and Brussels). Our tailored courses can be delivered worldwide. We have access to a wide range of expertise in all aspects of climate change, and can provide tailored training  on most climate change-related topics. For details on our regular and potential future courses, see below. To discuss your training needs, please contact us.


Currently we run two annual courses in Norwich, UK. These are aimed at development professionals who need to ‘mainstream’ adaptation and resilience into their work, and to assess the effectiveness of whether adaptation and resilience interventions and measures:

Climate change adaptation & mainstreaming

This 3-day course is aimed at individuals or organisations that need to integrate or ‘mainstream’ climate change considerations into their activities. It is practical in nature, and combines taught sessions with exercises in which participants apply their learning to key issues including: identifying potential climate change risks and opportunities, developing frameworks for detailed climate risk assessments, and identifying potential adaptation measures. In addition to these topics, the course includes modules on global climate science and policy contexts, and key concepts in adaptation and resilience. For more details, click here.

Adaptation monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)

This 2-day course is aimed at individuals and organisations tasked with assessing the effectiveness of individual adaptation interventions, and adaptation at large (e.g. at the national or sub-national level). It includes content on criteria for adaptation success, frameworks for adaptation MEL, measuring/tracking resilience, institutional climate risk management, and the use of climate information and development indicators for tracking adaptation success. For more details, click here.


As well as the topics covered in the above, regular courses, we can provide training in the following areas:

  • Climate finance
  • Low-carbon development and climate change mitigation
  • Climate science and policy
  • Climate change, migration and conflict
  • Transformational adaptation and transformational change
  • Rethinking development in a changing climate

For more information on training possibilities, please contact us.