On-line MedOpen CV&C Advanced training session available in May

Deadline for application until 20 March 2015! Apply now!

An on-line training session on Climate Variability and Change (CV&C) envisaged by the project “Integration of Climate Variability and Change into National Strategies to implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean” - the ClimVar & ICZM project (complementary to the GEF/UNEP/World Bank Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem - the MedPartnership) is being prepared by PAP/RAC. In addition to raising awareness and improving knowledge of CV&C aspects in the Mediterranean, the aim of the session is to enhance policy dialogue and build / improve capacities on implications of CV&C considerations, the ICZM Protocol and other related national policies.
The target users are: decision makers (at the local, national, regional, and international level), policy advisors, project managers, teams and experts of international organisations and institutions, academic researchers, students, and all others interested in CV&C issues. The training session is in particular intended for the GEF eligible countries in which the Project is being carried out, namely: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Montenegro, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey (The Palestinian Authority also participates).
The session is available online, in the frame of the user-friendly PAP/RAC MedOpen virtual training course, and completely free of charge. It includes the Basic and Advanced modules. The Basic module will be continuously available to users, and open to everyone, providing elementary information on CV&C issues which will be delivered through lectures accompanied by quizzes.
The Advanced module is available only upon subscription and after instructions are given to trainees. It requires a higher degree of commitment and includes additional materials available for download, participation in forum discussions and preparation of a final essay. Throughout the session, our experts (your lecturer/s) provide feedback on your learning progress and a thriving community of trainees provides a lively exchange of ideas.
Duration of the Advanced session is four weeks, i.e. from 4 to 31 May 2015. Trainees with positively assessed participation in Forum discussions and final essay will be awarded MedOpen Advanced CV&C certificate.
The deadline for the application to the MedOpen CV&C Advanced training session is 20 March 2015. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Ms. Branka Barić, PAP/RAC Programme Officer, branka.baric@paprac.org, with a copy to Mr. Sylvain Petit, PAP/RAC Programme Officer, sylvain.petit@paprac.org