Call for Applications for the CRIO Masterclass on PPPs
Are you a PPP professional, keen to ensure that your infrastructure projects are resilient to climate change?
Become a certified CRIO (Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Officer) PPP specialist
The CRIO Masterclass on PPPs enables practitioners to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become leaders in integrating climate adaptation and infrastructure resilience into the PPP process. The CRIO Masterclass ensures that new and existing projects account for physical climate risks, are able to adapt to different future scenarios, and harness the potential of Nature-Based Solutions throughout the infrastructure lifecycle –planning, delivery and management.
Following completion of the CRIO Masterclass on PPPs, you will join a network of professionals to exchange knowledge and meet leading experts and institutions working with PPPs, infrastructure, climate adaptation and resilience. They will share best practice examples of sustainable and resilient infrastructure (systems), which includes the use of Nature-Based Solutions. This is a great opportunity to develop new skills in a hands-on way to implement in each practitioner’s field of work.
How is the course structured?
The Knowledge Module consists of three elements: the Handbook (online and freely accessible), the CRIO Online Course, and the CRIO Masterclass to certified Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Officers on PPPs.
The CRIO Masterclass will be held for one week in the Netherlands, where prospective CRIOs will be able to meet in-person and see cutting-edge projects. Prior to the CRIO Masterclass the CRIO Online Course offered to all participants. The course can be completed at the participants own speed and time allocation prior to the start of the CRIO Masterclass.
The CRIO Masterclass is scheduled to take place from 23rd to 27th August 2021. It is a full-time course with 25 hours of training and additional space for group activities, course work presentations and visit of projects. Given the evolving restrictions relating to Covid-19, the Masterclass may be held online if it is not feasible to be held in person.
What are the requirements?
The training is designed for PPP practitioners: engineers, asset managers, government officials as well as professionals from Ministries, International Finance Institutions, private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), among other relevant organisations, from all regions in the world that are directly involved in PPP, infrastructure and/or climate resilience practices in a national or international context.
To ensure a common ground in understanding of PPPs, it is expected that participants who want to obtain the CRIO certification will have undertaken a basic certification on PPPs, such as the CP3P Foundation exam, or demonstrate an equivalent level of understanding prior to this course. This will ensure the consistent use and understanding of the same terminology and the fundamental concepts related to PPPs.
The process is open to applicants of all nationalities, with preference given to applicants from the Global South.
What are the benefits?
CRIOs will have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge training and exposure to real-world examples of climate resilient infrastructure. Peer-to-peer learning is a key tool to identify and share international best practices on how to incorporate climate risks, adaptation, and resilience.
By being part of the CRIO network, you will become part of a forum for different professionals, partners and other relevant stakeholders to showcase how they have incorporated climate resilience in different projects. This network will also stimulate discussions on the opportunities and challenges to bridge the investment gap in infrastructure.
What does it cost?
The Global Center on Adaptation will cover the costs for the first cohort of participants.
How to apply?
Please submit your application to on our recruitment platform by 14th March 2021.
To answer open questions, we will offer a webinar for clarifications, in the 4th March 2021. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Webinar PPP” to express your interest.