Climate Risk Training Manual
The Climate Risk Management (CRM) Training Manual is a step-by-step guide to managing risks related to climate change impacts, aimed at technical and management staff at national and district levels. It was developed through a series of case studies carried out in all regions of Uganda.
The manual was by prepared Ministry of Water and Environment, and the Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Various other international humanitarian organizations and civil society organizations were also consulted.
Climate change has become a reality in our world today and its indicators include higher temperatures, altered seasonal rainfall patterns and more frequent extreme events such as floods, hail storms, heat waves, drought, and electrical storms. These hazards have high potential for harm to people, communities, infrastructure and institutions, with serious social and economic impacts.
This CRM training manual provides a framework for managing increasing climate change risks in Uganda which may affect national institutions, local governments and actors in natural resources. The prime focus of the manual is on the initial needs assessments and prioritization of identified climate change risks. It aims to help local government departments, humanitarian organizations and businesses to; specify risks related to climate change impacts, prioritize risks that require further attention and establish a process to ensure that these higher priority risks are effectively and timely managed.