Online and in-person climate science courses from the Walker Institute
WHAT IS THE WALKER ACADEMY?
Embedded within the Walker Institute is The Walker Academy, our interdisciplinary training programme. The Walker Academy offers a range of immersive and participative courses to support the learning of individuals from a range of disciplines, NGOs, government, and the private sector. The Academy’s mission is to empower others to understand and apply climate information as well as to assess the risks posed by climate change through scenario building and risk analysis. We arm the next generation of researchers with ‘climate to policy and impact’ literacy through a systems thinking approach to understand complex interconnections across the components of the climate system.
The Academy shares Walker Institute’s expertise in climate resilience readiness audits and the new Climate Reslience Audit protocol with business and the financial services sector to enhance risk analysis and investment decisions.
We work with clients to identify their unique training needs around climate risk and mitigation strategies: ensuring that science and technology play a key role in driving decisions and planning. We are proud to be able to deliver courses through a range of face-t0-face and online options.
Assessing Livelihood Vulnerability to Extreme Shocks (AliVE) teaches practitioners how quantitative data on people’s livelihoods can be collected, analysed and integrated in an interdisciplinary framework with information from food and climate science, to support a system-wide analysis of food system resilience.
The overarching outcome of the ASPIRE Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) training services will be to enable Social Protection (SP) stakeholders in the target countries to make better use of climate & livelihoods information to support SP decision making that builds livelihoods resilient to drought, flood and other climate shocks.
The COP Climate Action Studio enables doctoral students to remotely participate in the annual UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference of the Parties in real time.
The Climate Resilience Evidence Synthesis Training (CREST) provides practical, real-world experience in the synthesis of information from across sectors, to inform policy and business decision-making in the field of climate resilience.
Learning to Co-produce
Enabling post-graduate meteorological students (or those engaged in studies related to meteorology, such as hydro-met and agri-met) to strengthen their engagement with decision-makers and users.