Nairobi, 14 March 2017-- Mayors, vice-mayors, decision makers and policy makers of cities and local governments are invited to apply for the 7th Shelter Academy organized by Arcadis and UN Habitat. This year’s Shelter Academy will take place from the 4th until the 8th of September 2016 in the Netherlands.

Making the announcement, UN-Habitat said that this is a high-level workshop addressed to local officials and senior-level policy and decision makers focusing on cities and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

“The Shelter Academy is a one-week program which provides the participants with the opportunity to get their hands-on the problems faced by cities subject to climate change and environmental impacts. Participants will also get the opportunity to meet with their peers, look at the variety of solutions and approaches put into practice in different contexts, and formulate action plans on cases selected by them,” the statement said.

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

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Applications should be completed before 1st May 2017 by filling the Registration Form Shelter Academy 2017 and send it to Once selected, participants will be requested to send their case study in Powerpoint format no later than June 5th 2017.

A limited number of fellowships are offered to cover travel costs from home country to Netherlands and back, full-board accommodation in The Netherlands, course materials and local transport. Selection is competitive and those from partner cities of UN-Habitat are encouraged to apply.The 7th Annual Shelter Academy: A senior executive training on Cities and Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

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Date: 4-8 September 2017.
Venue: Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam)
Deadline for applications: 1st May 2017