01/07/2019 - Red Cross Red Crescent launches Climate Training Kit 2.0
The IFRC’s specialist reference centre on climate developed the new Climate Training Kit together with the International Federation’s own secretariat and the Netherlands-supported Partners for Resilience programme.
Picture: The Indian Red Cross contingent of young people formed flashmobs in Delhi in June 2017 to convey messages on heatwave safety; they were also invited to perform at the city’s international airport. The photo appears in a section on assessment and awareness-raising in the new Climate Training Kit.
Photo credit: Aditi Kapoor/ Climate Centre
The Climate Training Kit, of which the first version was rolled out in 2014, incorporates many additional modules and tools, including content covering cities and young people. The Training Kit was first developed with the support of the Canadian Red Cross and to date its resources have been used in many countries worldwide.
“It centres on interactive, flexible learning-modules with plenty of our games and exercises, films, presentations, reading materials and case studies drawn from National Society experience around the world,” said Fleur Monasso, Manager Capacity Strengthening and Partnerships, and lead on the Climate Training Kit project at the Climate Centre.
“Trainers can select tools from the modules to compose a curriculum that meets their specific training needs, while tailoring it to their own context and audience. Many of the resources can also be effectively used in dialogue on policy with governments and other stakeholders, or in awareness-raising activities and campaigns.”
The new kit’s PfR-centred components include innovations arising from its ‘integrated risk management’ model combining disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation and ecosystem management, as well as dialogue on climate policy.