This manual was developed by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) in collaboration with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), for a training workshop held for anglophone participants in Nairobi, August 27-31, 2007. Note that the manual should be considered a work-in-progress. All training material will be refined and updated in successive workshops over the duration of CCAA-supported training.
The overall approach of the training workshop was through an integrated action and participatory approach. The entire workshop was based on development of capacities with direct and active contribution of all the participants. This approach was generally driven by short presentations, interventions by participants, practical exercises together with demonstration and case studies. Creativity and innovation in the delivery of the workshop presentation was encouraged throughout the entire workshop. To ensure the originality and close interactions, contributions and sharing of experiences from participants was emphasized.
The Manual has been divided into five Modules. The topics covered within these Modules include General Concepts of Climate Risk Management; Methods and Tools for Integrated Climate Risk Management; Adaptation strategies in Integrated Climate Risk Management; Mainstreaming Climate Risk Management in development policies; Capacity gained and benefits by the CCAA funded Projects.