Food Security and Climate Change Challenge

Food Security and Climate Change Challenge

SUMMER SCHOOL jointly organized by the International School of Advance Studies (ISAS), Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) and University of Pavia, Italy.

12-17 June 2011 | Kathmandu, Nepal

The Summer school is an intensive course taught in English. It is designed for university students, researchers and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations wishing to have in-depth learning and understanding of food security and climate change issues.

The objective of the International Summer School in Food Security and Climate Change is to build understanding of participants on issues and problems related to food security and climate change; and to enhance analytical and planning capabilities of participants to address these issues.

Key aspects of the Course:
-Introduction and analysis of food security, hunger, malnutrition and climate change
-Definition of vulnerable groups and community food insecurity issues and impact of climate change 
-Policies, programmes and approaches for food security  and climate change in the global environment and with specific reference to Nepal
-Identification of the institutions which have a stake in the process of food security policy formulation and implementation.
-Designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts.
-Designing and implementation of a communication strategy for food security information 
-Guidelines on how to communicate through the media  and how to present information to policymakers in order to influence the policymaking process.
-Living experience of the agencies working in food security and climate change issues.
-Case studies



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