Posted on: 19 July 2018

With classmates, Mr. Camhol (back, 4th from left) poses after a lecture


From June 11-29, 2018, a university researcher at the UP Population Institute (UPPI) took up a short postgraduate course on climate change management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands..

Mr. Armand N. Camhol attended the three-week “Urban Management Tools for Climate Change” (UMTCC) course at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), EUR with fellowship funding from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) of the Dutch government.

The UMTCC consisted of three, one-week modules, namely: 1. Climate Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience; 2. Climate Mitigation and Low Carbon Urban Development; and 3. Climate Change Action Planning. The course activities included interactive lectures from international experts and practitioners in urban development and climate change, computer-based strategy and planning games, and educational excursions to Rotterdam’s multifunctional and most climate-innovative spots.

At the conclusion of the three-week postgraduate course, Mr. Camhol was awarded with a diploma, along with 13 other fellows from various countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean Islands.

Armand receives his diploma in urban climate change management