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Apply now for the 6th Annual Shelter Academy on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Partners of UN Habitat are invited to apply for the 6th Shelter Academy organized by Arcadis and UN Habitat. This year’s Shelter Academy will take place from the 5th until the 9th of September 2016 in the Netherlands and will be on the theme of climate adaptation and mitigation. High-level local officials and senior-level policy and decision makers can apply by sending a completed Registration Form Shelter Academy 2016 to uni@unhabitat.org not later than May 1st 2016 (selected participants should send their case study in Powerpoint format no later than June 5th 2016).

The Shelter Academy is a program of a week in which participants will make an implementation and action plan looking at case studies on climate adaptation and mitigation in their region. They do this with the help of Arcadis experts, workshops and concrete examples of Municipalities in the Netherlands and the IHS international housing studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Academy will promote learning and capacity building on the topic of cities and climate change and will foster a meaningful dialogue on how cities are responding to these challenges.

Fellowships are offered for costs incurred including travel to and from home country, lectures and site visits, local accommodation, meals, and local transport. Please note that the selection is competitive for the limited number of fellowships.

For further information and programme agenda, see the Shelter-brochure 2016. Register here or contact  Ms. Lilia Blades: lilia.blades@unhabitat.org.