Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) is organising its newest pilot training course titled »Climate Change, Peace and Security«, which will take place back-to-back with the 12th Africa Day International Conference between 24-26 of April in Slovenia.

Climate change is a security issue and a global threat multiplier. While climate change does not directly cause violent conflict, its impacts can exacerbate its drivers. Climate change can undermine livelihoods, increase mass migration, and weaken the governance and stability of states, particularly conflict-affected fragile states and territories. The European Union (EU), NATO and the UN have actively been calling for peace operations to assess climate risks and establish management strategies that incorporate these risks. With this in mind, POTC developed a comprehensive training programme that covers different aspects of the environmental peacebuilding, climate and security nexus at an introductory level. After its successful completion, the participants will be able to understand and analyse climate-related security risks and be better prepared to contribute to crisis prevention and sustaining peace.

The enrollment procedure is now open, so we encourage everyone interested to apply here by the 24th of March, 2023.

Due to the visa obtainment process, participants from African countries should apply by February 26th, 2023.

Additional information:

  • The training is free of charge.
  • Organisers do not cover travel and accommodation costs. However, we will provide support and recommendations.
  • The working language is English.
  • The organisers will cover coffee/tea breaks and lunch.
  • Participants will be notified about the selection no later than March 31st, 2023.
  • Location of the training: Jable Castle, Grajska Cesta 1, Mengeš, Slovenia.

The draft agenda of the training course can be viewed here.

Contact for any additional questions you might have.

For more information about the 12th Africa Day International Conference, please view the following link: 12th Africa Days International Conference

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