Dr Katharine Vincent and Dr Alec Joubert have just completed the fifth rollout of the University of the Witwatersrand’s short professional training course on Introduction to Vulnerability Risk Assessment in Johannesburg. The National Qualifications Foundation (NQF) Level 5-rated course was attended by 11 vulnerability assessment professionals from various local municipalities and metros from across South Africa, as well as by a UN official from Nairobi. Course evaluations praised the interactive nature of the course, and the quality of training material and presentations. In particular Alec was praised for his ability to give a comprehensive overview of the nature of climate change in simple terms. The course is next due to run on 26-30th September 2011, and more information is available on the Wits Enterprise website.
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