Welcome to CARE’s Climate Advocacy Learning Journey 2024!

This training will help you understand the policies relating to climate change and resilience at the global, national, local levels.

It will increase your understanding of the the main advocacy tools and strategies that will improve your own advocacy and influencing work, and teach you how to share that knowledge with others.

The next Learning Journey will start on 19th February 2024! Register your interest here.

Note: The coaching phase is TO BE CONFIRMED based on interest.

For questions, please reach out to Nadia at climateandresilience-academy@carenederland.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Who can enroll?

We aim to make the CARE Climate and Resilience Academy as inclusive as possible. This training is open to development and humanitarian practitioners from all types of organizations who would like to be better equipped to integrate climate advocacy in their projects and programs. Applicants should however:

  • Have a basic knowledge of climate change.
  • Be able to commit the equivalent of 2 days a month for the course duration, and be willing and able to be an active participant and complete assignments on time.
  • Have a good understanding of/be able to communicate in English.
  • Have access to reliable enough internet in order to complete the course.

For the coaching phase, the applicants should also:

  • Be involved in a project that is integrating climate advocacy, or where there is a need to integrate this theme.

What is the course format?

The e-learning module phase consists of live classroom lessons with your fellow participants, led by climate advocacy experts and blended with other learning resources: videos, quizzes, podcasts, key readings or online courses.

For those choosing to combine these modules with individual coaching, the coaching phase complements the e-learning by partnering you with your very own climate advocacy expert coach, who will support you for another 12 weeks to successfully apply what you have learnt to your chosen project.

What will I learn?

By the end of the training, you will:

  1. Be able to identify the main climate-related policies at the global, national, local levels that are relevant to your project or program.
  2. Be able to use the main advocacy tools, strategies and available guidance from CARE that can be useful for Climate Change & Resilience advocacy.
  3. Be able to use the acquired knowledge to improve your own advocacy and influencing work.


  • Introduction
  • Advocacy and Policy Influencing in Climate Change and Resilience
  • Tools and Tactics for Advocacy and Policy Influencing 
  • CARE’s Programme Evidence and Advocacy
  • Influencing National Planning on Climate Change & Resilience 
  • Advocacy and Influencing in the UNFCCC
  • Wrap-up

How much time do I need to give?

The Climate Advocacy Learning Journey is a 14-week online training course, followed by an optional 12-week individual coaching period where you apply what you have learnt to a project of your choice.

It is designed to be compatible with individuals already working full-time, as it only requires a time commitment of 2 days per month.

A new module will open every two weeks. You will be able to progress through each 2-week module at your own pace, completing required reading and assignments by the end of the 2-week period before the next module opens. Please note that there will be live webinars held during the training. These will run for 1.5 hours. Please save the date for these as follows:

  • Thursday February 29
  • Thursday March 14
  • Thursday March 28
  • Thursday April 11
  • Thursday April 25
  • Thursday May 9
  • Thursday May 23

Will I get a certificate?

At the end of the course, you will get a certificate if you have successfully completed all the assignments and quizzes and gather at least 80% of the total points available throughout the training. This is based on your participation, for instance, or the number of assignments uploaded.

Who are some of the facilitators?

Sven Harmeling is one of the facilitators of this Learning Journey. Sven is responsible for developing and coordinating CARE’s advocacy and policy work relating to climate change (particularly in regard to global UN climate change policy processes), assisting CARE offices in climate-related advocacy as well as considering climate change in CARE’s overall advocacy work. His key areas of work include adaptation, loss and damage, climate finance (including the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund).

Fanny Petitbon is the Advocacy Manager for CARE France and has been coordinating policy and advocacy work for CARE France since 2013, with a focus on gender equality, climate change and humanitarian crises. As a member of the CARE International delegation, she has specifically followed the issues of gender equality and human rights at all -but one- international climate negotiations (COP) since 2014. Previously, she held the positions of Program Officer with CARE International in Cameroon and Assistant to the Secretary General of CARE International at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. Fanny Petitbon holds a Master of Arts in Women, Gender and Development from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands) and a Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Political Science (Grenoble, France).

Chikondi Chabvuta is a Southern Africa Region Advocacy Advisor for CARE International. She has experience in Climate Justice, Climate Advocacy and Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Adaptation. She is based in Lilongwe and supports countries across Southern Africa on program and policy advocacy work related to climate change, food insecurity and women’s economic empowerment. She has conducted sessions and trainings on Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, emergency preparedness and response, for government and non-government agencies.

How much does it cost?

For this 14-week long online course, the price is as follows:

  • CARE staff: €650
  • External organizations staff: €950

Would you like to enroll as a group of five or more from the same organization?

  • Receive a 5% discount when more than 5 participants from the same organization enroll in the Learning Journey. To ensure fair opportunities for all interested participants to participate in the Learning Journey, we will review enrollments of more than 10 participants from the same organization on a case-by-case basis. For larger groups, please contact us to discuss potential arrangements.

Are you a working for a local government or civil society organization in the Global South?

  • We offer a 20% discount on the CARE staff fee on all Learning Journeys for participants from local governments or civil society organizations in the Global South. The fee will be €520.This discount is not available to organizations that are part of global confederations or INGOs. If this applies to you, please contact Nadia Rinaldi at climateandresilience-academy@carenederland.org with documentation to receive the specific payment link.

What are the payment options?

After you express your interest via the registration form, our team will contact you. There are two payment options for this Learning Journey:

  • Online payments: This payment can be made on our website using a debit/credit card. A link will be added soon.
  • Invoice: If your office or organization is paying for your participation and prefers to receive an invoice, please let us know right away. We will then prepare the invoice for your enrollment, and your office/organization will have to pay via bank transfer. Please provide us with the name of the billed organization and the address of your organization. We kindly ask you to secure the needed approvals from your supervisor, HR, or finance department if you choose this method.

Coaching option

  • Combined 14-week online e-learning modules, followed by a 12-week individual coaching period where you apply what you have learnt to a project of your choice

Enroll and pay for this Learning Journey

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Please note that courses, once purchased, cannot be refunded.

Still have questions?

Please reach out to Nadia at climateandresilience-academy@carenederland.org or register here.