Certificate Training “Climate Change & Conflict”

4 October, 2022

Date: 4 – 7 October 2022
Application deadline: 7 August 2022
Venue: Tashkent, Uzbekistan (in person)

About the training
The Certificate Training  “Climate Change & Conflict” will provide participants a comprehensive insight into the impact of climate change on the Central Asian region with a special focus on its impact on (societal) conflict lines. Central Asia is one the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world. The training will combine academic inputs with sessions from the field of conflict studies, giving the chance to the participants to identify and analyze potential conflicts arising from the impact of climate change in their country's contexts and the region as a whole. The methodological approach of the training will include a simulation game focusing on inclusive decision-making processes in the planning and execution of adaptation and mitigation measures in affected areas.

Trainers and organizers
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation that promotes regional cooperation, conflict prevention, and good governance in wider Central Asia through postgraduate education, professional training, and intellectual exchange. The Academy offers MA degree programs in Economic Governance and Development and Politics and Security provides experts training and conducts demand-driven research.

CRISP is an organization based in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the few organizations worldwide that develops and applies the method of simulation-gaming to the fields of conflict transformation, civic education, and citizen participation. Geographical areas of intervention are the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Western Balkans, MENA Region, and the EU. More information:

Oliver Wiechmann is working as an international consultant, trainer, and project manager at CRISP. Apart from coordinating long-term projects in the field of conflict transformation and civic participation he regularly holds training seminars for governmental and non-governmental institutions, including the German Federal Foreign Office, OSCE, or GIZ. He is a board member of the German Platform for Civic Conflict Transformation.

Dr. Rahat Sabyrbekov received his PhD from School of Economics and Business at Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He obtained his Master's degree from University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom. Rahat served as an author for Intergovernmental Platform for Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Assessment Report. Rahat’s research interests include environmental economics, ecosystem services, natural capital, and natural resource management. Dr. Sabyrbekov teaches Economics and Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources course at the OSCE Academy.

Language of the training: English
Costs: Free of charge; travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by the program

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