Urban Areas and Infrastructure

Urban Areas and Infrastructure(106)
The majority of the world population lives in urban areas and the impacts of climate change come in various forms - increased incidence of heat waves, water shortages, storm surges, and floods affecting urban infrastructure and peoples’ livelihood.
03 March 2014

In the next 20 years the world’s urban population is expected to rise from 3.3 billion to 5 billion. Urbanisation will increase the pressure on infrastructure and services like road networks and the provision of electricity and water and sanitation. Climate change presents an additional challenge for cities in both developed and developing countries. Increasing temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and more frequent and severe extreme events threaten to overwhelm urban infrastructure, emergency services, social services and urban management systems. Adaptation will require action at the local level to adapt to climate change and protect the residents, industries, societies and economies from the impacts of climate change.

This course is aimed at strengthening the capacity of city officials who have been particularly appropriate for local government employees in towns and cities that have recently identified climate change adaptation as a priority, but that are still at early stages in developing their responses.

The course will provide participants with a sound understanding of the key drivers and processes of climate change in urban areas. This will form the basis for more specific training on the key principles and practices of conducting vulnerability assessments, developing adaptation plans, and implementing adaptation projects. Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped to undertake many of the activities that are necessary to strengthen the resilience of their cities, and will be sufficiently aware and knowledgeable to generate support for these actions within their municipal or local government agencies.

For more information, please see the attached description.

Dhaka, Bangladesh
14 January 2014

While cities in the developing world face pressures in terms of increased demands for resources, infrastructure, services and housing, they are also increasingly exposed to the brunt of climate change and variability. Above all the structural and financial risks and vulnerabilities associated to climate impacts, the most pressing ones would be the impact on the lives of the poor - the worst victims of non-inclusive urban development. Shifting the development paradigm towards climate resilience would reap benefits that would go beyond environmental concerns, fostering social and economic sustainability.

Key Takeaways

  • Key issues pertaining to the challenges of the modern urban world and need for cities to be climate resilient
  • Integration points between regular urban development planning, planning for sustainability and planning for climate resilience
  • Case studies from cities in India and beyond
  • Key enablers for urban resilience planning and essential components of resilient city plans
  • Context specific strategies to address climate change
  • Policy-governance issues in implementation and sustainability of resilience planning efforts in cities
09 December 2013

For who? Fundraisers and other staff of (I)NGOs and CSOs who want to explore new fundraising markets or have already taken a first step in the diversification of their funds

US Foundations – morning
Over the past 10 years, Indonesian nonprofits have received more than $130,000,000 in grants from American foundations! This basic introduction seminar is aimed at understanding the market of American foundations, such as the Ford Foundation and the Gates Foundation. There are over 100.000 foundations in the US. Annually, these foundations give billions of dollars to non-American nonprofits. Where do these international grants go? What subject areas are most popular? What are the conditions under which they are given out? And most importantly: how can your nonprofit enter this market successfully? This morning session is provided by Eelco Keij, founder and director of KeyLance Consultancy LLC.

Support and fund Raising Strategy – afternoon 
Nowadays many NGOs are struggling to mobilize resources. In one afternoon you will receive the steps on how to develop a strategy for your organization which focuses on Relationship building, Recognition (branding, leadership & accountability) and Resource mobilisation which includes financial and non-financial support, including voluntarism, moral support, political and policy support from individuals, governments, the private sector and other NGOs. Louke Koopmans, trainer at MDF Asia, specialized in developing strategies will deliver this session.


  • Fee €75
  • Friday 31st January 2014
  • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Country: Jakarta, Indonesia
    More information and registration: contact mdfpi@mdf.nl


    We look forward to meeting you!

Jakarta, Indonesia


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