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Online Diploma: Integrated DRR/Community-Based Adaptation/Rural Development—Courses Begin January 10, 2012
Submitted by Tim Magee on December 23, 2011 - 7:30pm.
Dear AidWorkers Colleagues,
Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi—Winter Quarter 2012. Join students from all over the world for an intensive series of courses that begin January 10, 2012. Get an Online Diploma: Integrated Community Based Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Rural Development
CSDi is announcing the Winter Quarter launch of a diploma module of eight online Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Community Based Adaptation (CBA) & Rural Development field courses. These courses begin by introducing basic climate change concepts, and develop as participants identify local community vulnerabilities, identify climate change risks and hazards, investigate appropriate solutions, develop full projects, launch and manage them. A strong course component is the integration of DRR and CBA within course participant’s traditional development projects.
DRR-focused projects developed by course participants have included:
Complete information and course syllabi:
Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both individually and through North/South student partnerships. People from 113 different countries and 320 organizations used CSDi online courses to develop projects impacting 170,000 people. http://www.csd-i.org/student-countries-ngos/
We supply two levels of mentoring. Each week’s assignment will be accompanied by a clear, professional example of what we want you to achieve that week. We will also provide comments, suggestions and encouragement for each one of your assignments individually. We want you to develop high quality outputs, and we also want you to understand the hows and whys.
The classes are designed to be fun and interactive: you will not only be working with your community, you will be collaborating with colleagues from around the globe. All course materials can be downloaded from the course site at no additional cost.
The Course also Provides the Following Resources
STEP 1: Four Foundation Courses. Begin with the first course: OL 341
OL 342. Adapting to Climate Change: Planning for Impact.
OL 343. Adapting to Climate Change: The Community Focus.
OL 344. Adapting to Climate Change: Sustainable Implementation.
Step 2: Elective Courses. Enroll in four of these elective courses.
OL 303. Food Security, Nutrition, and Home Gardens 1
Visit our compilation of 300 Hands-On Field Activities for DRR/Community Based Adaptation projects.
Questions? Please contact us:
Tim Magee, Executive Director
The Center for Sustainable Development specializes in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide. CSDi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.