OSCE Academy Certificate Training on “Climate Change & Conflict”

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and Mongolia;
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 47495
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 days

Opportunity Description

The Certificate Training “Climate Change & Conflict” by OSCE Academy in Bishkek will give learners a thorough understanding of the impact of climate change on the Central Asian region, with a particular emphasis on the influence on (societal) conflict lines. Central Asia is one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change. The training will mix academic inputs with conflict studies workshops, allowing participants to identify and analyze potential conflicts originating from the impact of climate change in their country contexts and the region as a whole. The training’s methodology will include a simulation game concentrating on inclusive decision-making processes in developing and implementing adaptation and mitigation actions in affected areas.

Details of the training:

Organized by: OSCE Academy in Bishkek

& CRISP: CRISP is a non-profit organization located in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the few organizations worldwide that develops and implements simulation-gaming methods for dispute resolution, civic education, and citizen involvement. The South Caucasus, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Western Balkans, the MENA Region, and the EU are the geographical areas of intervention.

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Application Deadline: August 7, 2022
Training Duration: 4 days (October 4 to 7, 2022)
Training Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan (in person)
Medium of instruction: English
Result: End of August


Oliver Wiechmann is a CRISP worldwide consultant, trainer, and project manager. He often offers training seminars for governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the German Federal Foreign Office, the OSCE, and GIZ, in addition to organizing long-term projects in the field of conflict transformation and civic involvement. He is a member of the German Platform for Civic Conflict Transformation’s board of directors.

Dr. Rahat Sabyrbekov earned his Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences School of Economics and Business. He graduated with honors from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom. Environmental economics, ecosystem services, natural capital, and natural resource management are among Rahat’s research interests. Rahat contributed to the Intergovernmental Platform for Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Assessment Report as an author. Dr. Sabyrbekov teaches the OSCE Academy’s Economics and Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources course.


Besides learning Certificate Training on “Climate Change & Conflict” freely, the program covers the following expenses:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Who can apply?

Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Junior and mid-level civil society, non-governmental organizations, and government officials from five Central Asian republics, Afghanistan and Mongolia;
  • These countries’ researchers, activists, and specialists are also eligible to apply.
  • Have completed BA or MA degree in Social Sciences or a comparable discipline
  • Be motivated and prepared to devote four full days to intense training (attending lectures, participating in all assignments in the mornings, afternoons, and some evenings).

Application Procedure:

If you are eligible & interested, please submit the following documents to Kanykei Temirbekova, Research, and Training Assistant through the email address below with the subject line Training in Climate Change and Conflict, as a single PDF named with your name & citizenship (E.g., KanykeiTemirbekovaKyrgyzstan).

  • A CV (in English) of no more than two pages
  • A letter of interest describing how this program would enhance your professional or academic career (in English and not more than 600 words). Please provide your citizenship and gender in your letter of interest for the record.
  • A 2-minute video of yourself explaining a conflict situation you encountered and how you resolved it.

Submission Email: [email protected]

Please keep in mind that they ONLY accept complete applications submitted before the deadline.

Timeline and Selection:

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the end of August 2022.

Selected candidates must attend the whole program, complete all training activities, and demonstrate tangible progress during the training.

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For more information about OSCE Academy Certificate Training on “Climate Change & Conflict”, please visit the OSCE Academy website.

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