Announcing the 4th Annual Shelter Academy 2014

Announcing the 4th Annual Shelter Academy 2014

Aimed at UN-Habitat partner Cities, the 4th Annual Shelter Academy: ‘Adapting & Mitigating Climate Change: Options for Cities’ will take place in the Netherlands from 1-4 September 2014.

Co-organised by UN-Habitat and ARCADIS NV, the event is targeting primarily high-level local officials as well as senior level decision makers and policy makers, including mayors, from mid-sized municipalities in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin American regions. These participants are expected to act as ‘multipliers’ within their own organisations and regions, communicating best practices and key lessons-learnt from the academy to colleagues and counterparts.

The Academy is focused on actual participant-driven case studies.  Participants are expected to prepare and present their own case studies which will increase knowledge exchange, self-reflection on problems and solutions and collective learning on urban development challenges related to climate change.  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.  Additional case studies from lecturers, site visits and peer-to-peer dialogues with Dutch municipalities, policy makers and decision makers will further enhance the quality of the programme.

The selection is competitive since there are only a limited number of fellowships, covering the costs of travel and accommodation, available. The deadline for application is 30 May 2014.

For more details and an application form, please contact