Welcome to CARE’s CVCA Learning Journey 2021!

This 16-week Learning Journey is an online training of trainers on the refreshed CVCA 2.0 tool, so participants can become trainers and facilitate successful and interactive trainings on climate vulnerability and capacity analysis.

This Learning Journey is running from 11th October 2021 to 30th January 2022.

Enroll and make payment by 1st October 2021 on a first come, first served basis.

Hear what previous participants have to say about CARE’s CVCA Learning Journey:

For questions see our FAQ or reach out to Hayley and Aya at climateandresilience-academy@careinternational.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 or institutions. Applicants should however:

  • Have a fair understanding and experience of Climate Vulnerability Assessment tools.
  • Be interested in becoming a trainer on the CVCA 2.0 tool.
  • 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 internet required for completing the course.

What is the course format?

The 16-week online training course phase consists of live classroom lessons with your fellow participants, led by CARE’s CVCA experts and blended with other learning resources, such as videos, quizzes, podcasts, key readings and online courses. During these sessions you will become better equipped to facilitate CVCA trainings.

The inclusive individual coaching phase complements this e-learning phase by partnering you with an expert coach, who will support you throughout the learning journey to develop your training skills and help you ask the right questions. Each coach will also facilitate small group discussions to foster peer-to-peer exchanges and provide technical individual feedback to participants.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Learning Journey you will:

  1. Be able to explain CVCA 2.0 to others.
  2. Be able to design successful and interactive CVCA Trainings.
  3. Be part of a pool of CVCA trainers that will be able to regularly share their best practices, training materials and tools.


  • Introduction
  • Refresher on CVCA 2.0
  • Zoom in: Using the CVCA for adaptation planning
  • Tools, approaches and training facilitation techniques
  • Designing a successful CVCA training – Part 1
  • Designing a successful CVCA training – Part 2
  • Closing

How much time do I need to give?

  • The CVCA Learning Journey is a 16-week online training course including some individual and group coaching 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 hour. Please save the dates for these as follows:
    • Wednesday 20 October
    • Friday 5 November
    • Wednesday 17 November
    • Wednesday 1 December
    • Wednesday 15 December
    • Wednesday 12 January
    • Wednesday 26 January

Will I get a certificate?

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

Who will be the facilitators?

Aurélie Ceinos will be the lead facilitator of this Learning Journey and will facilitate some of the modules. She is a Climate Adaptation Specialist with 10+ years of experience and is part of CARE’s Climate Change and Resilience International Team.

Aurélie has extensive experience with developing and implementing climate strategies in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Aurélie has been one of the experts contributing to the development of the academy and to the revision of the CVCA in 2019. She supports and trains CARE teams to integrate climate change into all projects for a better consideration of climate risks.

Sanoussi Ababale is a geographer and spatial planner. He has been working for almost 20 years in rural development, mostly with CARE International.

Sanoussi has been specializing in community resilience and adaptation to climate change for more than a decade. Right now, he is CARE’s technical advisor on resilience in West Africa, focusing on the Sahel region. Sanoussi is based in Niamey.

Burnnet Khulumbo is a Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Specialist with more than 10 years’ experience working in disaster prone regions.

Burnnet’s specialization is in increasing community resilience and adaptation to climate change. Right now, he is the Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Technical Manager for USAID’s Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) for Malawi.

How much does it cost?

16-week Learning Journey: 1000 EUR

There will be a 20% discount on all Learning Journeys for local governments or local civil society organizations from the Global South. If this applies to you, please contact Hayley Capp (Capp@careinternational.org) with documentation to receive your discount code and specific payment form.

Enroll and pay for CVCA Learning Journey (1000 EUR)

Registration form

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

Still have questions?

Please contact Hayley and Aya at climateandresilience-academy@careinternational.org.