[Please note: MasterClasses are only open to registered conference participants. A participant can attend a maximum of two MasterClasses. Participants will be considered for the classes based on selection-criteria and their 'Expressions of Interest'.]
The next generation of adaptation research: How ECRs can engage with the IPCC
led by Chandni Singh, IIHS (10:30 AM, 27th April 2020)
This masterclass has been designed for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and practitioners who work on climate change vulnerability and adaptation to understand how they can contribute to the IPCC and address key knowledge gaps in adaptation research.
The master class will summarize latest adaptation research as well as articulate critical gaps in current knowledge drawing on the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C, enabling next generation of adaptation researchers to target their efforts towards filling knowledge gaps and furthering adaptation science. It will also provide the participants a road map on how to engage with the IPCC and routes to becoming an IPCC author, as well as how to and contribute to science-policy interfaces globally and nationally.
How to develop a GCF adaptation proposal?
led by Jennifer Steeves, Acclimatise Group (10:30 AM, 27th April 2020)
This masterclass has been designed as a high-level practical session on how to develop a GCF adaptation proposal: from the main GCF requirements and considerations to bear in mind to the proposal template’s structure.
It aims to present an overview of how to prepare a strong GCF adaptation proposal, both in terms of content and form. This entails delving into the GCF project submission process, its project/proposal preparation requirements, as well as the overall adaptation rationale. As such, the class aims to be both theoretical and practical, by providing the participants with the opportunity to review sections of approved proposals and discuss them with the trainer.
Viewing Adaptation through a Complex Systems Perspective
led by Mihir Mathur & Kabir Sharma, DESTA Research LLP (10:30 AM, 27th April 2020)
This masterclass has been designed to sensitize participants on Systems Thinking and Complexity and to view Adaptation as a complex-systems characteristic.
The masterclass would use systems thinking and complexity theory to throw some light on the above questions and many more which would come up during this interactive session. The discourse would be rooted in theory and applications of complexity methods, and the workshop will take place in an interactive format.
Climate Change and Governance- ‘Serious’ games as tools for taking climate-smart decisions
led by Aditi Kapoor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (10:30 AM, 27th April 2020)
This master class offers an understanding of the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approach which combines interactive games and tools to (a) identify disaster, climate and ecological risks; and (b) address these through governance institutions, local development plans and national programmes. The class will offer an orientation to the IRM approach and two interactive games as a sample of what the approach and the methodology entails. It will enable participants to access online IRM tools and games and explore how these can be used in their own work.
Through this masterclass it is aimed to understand interface between local disaster and climate risks and governance. The master class has been designed to experience participatory methodology of identifying and addressing integrated disaster, climate and ecological risks through government plans and programmes, as well as understand the importance of using weather and climate science in building local resilience and strengthening governance institutions. It aims to enable participants to begin learning how to apply IRM tools to their work on resilience building, adaptation and governance.
Youth-led Adaptation - New interactive tools to support local action, worldwide
led by Brigitte Rudram, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (2PM, 27th April 2020)
This masterclass offers an interactive showcase of two new tools used to inspire and support youth-led action across the world; the ‘Climate Training Kit – Youth Unit!’ and the ‘Y-Adapt’ engagement curriculum. It will include an insight into the iterative design processes and long-term vision, a taster of the games-based methodologies, and an opportunity for participants to explore application of the tools to their own work, research or communities at home.
s The masterclass has been designed to facilitate experiencing a taster of the interactive methodologies used to inspire action and to showcase the CTK Youth Unit as an accessible, ready to use, resource. It aims to discuss Y-Adapt as a long-term programmatic approach to support youth-led adaptation and hear the perspectives from RCRC youth already using the resources via video-link. The masterclass further aims to explore application of these tools to participants own work, communities and interests.