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Resilient Livelihoods Course

INTRODUCTION

The majority of the rural poor rely heavily on their local environments to provide basic necessities like water, food and energy. These vital resources provide the backbone of many rural livelihoods and their stability is key to securing the wellbeing of their entire communities. 
Disasters and food insecurity are directly interconnected. They interrupt market access, trade and food supply, reduce income, deplete savings and erode livelihoods. Drought, plant pests and diseases, animal diseases and food contamination have a direct economic impact by reducing farm production, by adversely affecting prices, trade, and market access and by decreasing farm income and employment. Economic crises such as soaring food prices reduce real income, force the poor to sell their assets, decrease food consumption, and reduce their dietary diversity and access to safe and quality food. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. 
Disaster risk reduction is about protecting people’s livelihoods from shocks, and strengthening their capacity to absorb the impact of, and recover from, disruptive events. It is a necessary ingredient for food and nutrition security. Furthermore it also creates a multiplier effect that accelerates the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 1: the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand various terms in food security and risk reduction
  • Improve access to adequate sanitation and knowledge and practices of health and hygiene
  • Improve household food production, consumption and dietary diversity
  • Improve agricultural infrastructure and agricultural practices
  • Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor through marketing training and by supporting the establishment and capacity-building
  • Develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management and disaster preparedness and response mechanisms

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Threats to food and nutrition security

  • Natural hazards (drought, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes/typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides)
  • Socio-economic crises (e.g. volatility in agricultural commodity markets and soaring food prices)
  • Environmental conditions such as land degradation, desertification and water scarcity
  • Climate change, particularly the expected increase in the frequency and intensity of weather related hazards
  • Food chain emergencies of trans boundary threats

Disaster Risk Reduction for food and nutrition security

  • Critical roles of early warning systems
  • Risk detection, mitigation and prevention measures
  • Importance of mitigation and risk prevention measures
  • Importance of risk preparedness, improved monitoring of emerging threats and communication to food nutrition security

Effects of climate change and disaster risks on:

  • Agricultural productivity
  • Production stability
  • Farmers’ incomes

Approaches and practices for building resilient livelihoods

  • Postharvest Management
  • Livelihoods diversification
  • Crop diversification
  • Integrated pest management
  • Natural resource management

Enabling environment for resilient livelihoods

  • Legal policy framework
  • Institutional structures and coordination
  • Capacity development and local support

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mailoutreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 1st  May 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 08-05-2017
Event End Date 12-05-2017
Cut off date 01-05-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 65,626.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 672.00
Individual Price (International) USD 730.00
Location Mombasa, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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