Topic outline

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One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.

The curriculum primarily addresses “change agents” - i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and nongovernmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.

  • Impact of natural disasters on people’s tenure.
  • How insecure tenure increases vulnerability to natural disasters.
  • Responsible governance of tenure and disaster management processes.
  • Integrating tenure issues in prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, recovery, and reconstruction.

The course consists of  3  lessons, ranging from approximately  40  to  45  minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Responsible governance of tenure and natural disasters
  • Lesson 2 – Addressing tenure issues in the pre-disaster period
  • Lesson 3 – Addressing tenure issues in the post-disaster period

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      European Union (EU)