Decision-makers, senior managers, and senior government officials and partners of UN Habitat are invited to apply for the 9th Shelter Academy organized by Arcadis and UN Habitat. This year’s Shelter Academy will take place between the 2 - 6 September 2019 in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and will focus on climate adaptation and mitigation: options for cities.

Applicants are should send a completed Application form to no later than Monday 13 May 2019. Women applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Selected participants will be required to send their case study presentation in a PowerPoint format no later than Monday 3 June 2019.

The Shelter Academy is a week-long training programme that will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and capacity to respond to urban challenges related to climate change in their cities. Drawing from the workshops, case studies, fieldtrips to key sites in the Netherlands, participants will receive support in the formulation, development and follow-up of action plans for their respective cities.

The workshop will be enhanced by the participation of experts from Arcadis, UN-Habitat, Dutch municipalities and the -Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (IHS).

Arcadis will cover the costs associated with the participation at the Shelter Academy (from Sunday evening, 1 September 2019, until Friday morning, 6 September 2019), including lectures and site visits, meals and local transport. For a limited number of participants who cannot fund the air tickets themselves, sponsorship for international travel and accommodation is available on a case-by-case basis and upon recommendation of UN-Habitat. Please note that the selection is competitive for the limited number of sponsorships.

For further information on the programme and registration information, please consult the Shelter Academy brochure or contact Ms. Zuzana Vuova at