ACDI recognises that deep, long-term capacity is not built in once-off workshops. So we seek out climate change and development-related professional short courses that can address gaps in content (such as adaptation MEL; climate risk and insurance; climate-smart agriculture; or accessing climate finance) through in innovative delivery modes.
Here we highlight the non-formal courses relating to climate change and development that are on offer at UCT.
CSAG's annual winter school
This Winter School programme is a one week (5 day), on-site course run and hosted by CSAG in Cape Town, South Africa. The course is presented by a number of facilitators both from CSAG and other institutions. The course aims to take participants through the full spectrum of climate and climate-change related topics.
Energy Research Centre as part of UCT's Continuing Professional Development programme
The Energy Research Centre facilitate two courses as part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme. These courses provide a means for the ongoing education of professionals, outside the formal academic courses offered at UCT for degree purposes. Two courses relevant to the climate change field are the Energy and Climate Change and Energy Modelling and Analysis courses. Follow this link to the CDP website for more information.
Managing power sector reform and regulation
The Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation Africa short course at UCT's Graduate School of Business seeks to give managers and leaders working in this critical sector the ability to contribute to the reform of the power sector, and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone, while still accelerating economic growth. The course is focused on Africa’s needs and exposes participants to the frontiers of international experience and to best practice in effectively managing these changes and the new regulatory environment.
Finance, contracts and risk mitigation for private power investments in Africa
The Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at the GSB is offering this specialised short course on Finance, Contracts and Risk Mitigation for Private Power Projects in Africa. The course covers both theory and practice in power sector financing and uses a number of Africa-specific case studies to facilitate participant learning.
Development policy and practice
The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice Executive Short Course Programme offers high-level training in various public policy and development areas to senior public leaders and officials, as well as senior national and international actors in the private and non-profit sectors, and members of think tanks.