Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Senior Climate Economist & Researcher Sam Vosper from University of cambridge
Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Strategies for a Changing Climate is a comprehensive course that covers the fundamental concepts and theories of climate resilience and adaptation, as well as the practical skills needed to develop and implement climate resilience and adaptation strategies. Students will learn about the impacts of climate change, vulnerability and resilience to climate change, and a variety of adaptation strategies, including ecosystem-based adaptation, community-based adaptation, climate-smart agriculture, climate-resilient infrastructure, early warning systems and disaster risk reduction, and climate finance for adaptation. They will also learn about adaptation planning and governance, and the role of public policy, the private sector, and civil society in promoting climate resilience and adaptation.
This course is designed for students who want to develop a deep understanding of climate resilience and adaptation, and the skills needed to help communities and societies adapt to the challenges of climate change. It is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a career in climate change adaptation, environmental management, sustainable development, public policy, or other fields related to climate change.
At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.
Climate Resilience and Adaptation by Climate Economist & Researcher Sam Vosper
Sam is an affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy where he primarily supervises the MPhil in Environmental Policy programme and Paper 5 of the undergraduate Tripos. He is an applied environmental/development economist by training and completed his PhD at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His PhD thesis titled: Microfinance and Mobile phones: an economic analysis of the perceptions, management and measurement of environmental risk in rural Kenya, was supervised by C-EENRG Fellows Shaun Larcom and Andreas Kontoleon. He was a recent recipient of the McKinsey Risk Prize (2020) and a finalist for the Cambridge Society for Applied Research (CSAR) Award (2022). Previously, Sam has worked as an economic advisor on climate change issues in Southern Africa.
Sam’s recent research is focused on the adoption of climate related micro-finance products designed to relieve pressures on rural food security and poverty in Kenya. He is specifically focussed on exploring the environmental drivers of risk preferences and their consequent impacts on financial decision making and economic development. His research relies on both quantitative econometric modelling approaches as well as experimental economic approaches. The projects also incorporate spatial data analysis through the use of GIS tools. Broadly, he is interested in how individuals mitigate and adapt to climate change at the micro level and how financial products and policies can better facilitate economic development in this area.