Building & Maintaining Climate-Resilient Roads

Building & Maintaining Climate-Resilient Roads



Action is needed to diagnose systemic weaknesses and adapt transport systems to withstand expected climate impacts such as changes in rainfall, flooding, and sea-level rise as well as extreme weather events. This requires a better understanding of existing vulnerability assessment tools, cost-effective engineering measures and technologies all designed to ensure robustness, redundancy and resilience are designed into road networks. Using real world case studies taken from different fields of engineering, this course will help participants identify promising applications as well as knowledge gaps that can be addressed through information and capacity strengthening programs on one of the defining challenges for 21st century road programs.


This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test




Climate Change, Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

Language commonly used by climate change practitioners

 Causes of climate change

 Climate change impact, vulnerability, and why it exists

Climate change adaptation and the development sector

MODULE 2 Community Based Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Language used in CBA sectoral responses

 Framing community based climate change adaptation

 Community based climate change adaptation in action

 Climate change and resilience

MODULE 3 Enabling Environments for Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change and the context of an enabling environment

Climate hazards, livelihoods, and adaptation influence on the enabling environment

 A rights-based approach to assessing the enabling environment

MODULE 4 Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Capacity; Planning for Adaptation

Scoping tools for hazards and vulnerabilities

 Assessing hazards and capacities through a disaster risk reduction lens

Tools and processes to an integrated climate vulnerability and capacity analysis

 Participatory climate change adaptation planning


  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch



 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :