Integrated DRR, adaptation and rural development: Online diploma

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Center for Sustainable Development, Online Learning) (CSDi)
Date:
06-30 Aug 2013
Date:
29 Oct - 16 Dec 2013
Date:
04 Mar - 15 Dec 2014

Integrated DRR, CBA and Rural Development. The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDI—is announcing the launch of a diploma module of eight online Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Community Based Adaptation (CBA) & Rural Development field courses. Join students from all over the world for an intensive series. Course participants identify local community vulnerabilities, risks and hazards, then investigate appropriate solutions, develop full projects, launch and manage them. A strong course component is the integration of DRR and CBA.

Subjects

  • DRR-focused projects developed by course participants have included:
  • participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments
  • community based risk identification and reduction programs
  • hazard mapping
  • disaster risk management
  • emergency preparedness
  • resilience to extreme weather conditions
  • community flood resilience program; flood preparation, response and recovery
  • forming community based flood management (response) committees
  • community awareness raising of disaster risk and response
  • use of bioengineering for slope stabilization and runoff reduction for landslide and flash flood reduction


OL 341. Adapting to climate change 1: Designing & funding community-based adaptation projects.

Gain an insight into contemporary methods of developing community-based, sustainable, impact-oriented projects.

OL 342. Adapting to climate change 2: Planning for impact.

Imbed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools.

OL 343. Adapting to climate change 3: The community focus.

What does adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation?

OL 344. Adapting to climate change 4: Sustainable implementation.

How do you launch and implement a community-centered adaptation project?

Elective courses. Enroll in four of these elective courses.
After successful completion of the four prerequisite courses above, you will be invited to enroll in elective courses.

OL 345. Community based disaster risk assessment, preparedness and ,management
OL 346. Small island developing states and climate change
OL 332. Water conservation and management in your DRR/CBA project.
OL 202. Impact analysis

STEP 1: Four foundation courses. Begin with the first course:

OL 341. Adapting to climate change: Designing & funding community-based adaptation projects.

Gain an insight into contemporary methods of developing community based, sustainable, impact-oriented projects. Gain practical field tools and develop a range of skills: facilitating participatory needs assessments, designing projects, and evidence-based activities. Develop a real project in real time.

OL 342. Adapting to climate change: Planning for impact.

Imbed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools. Log frames, detailed budgets, timelines, compelling fact sheets, M&E plans, outcomes and impact. These tools will communicate to donors and stakeholders exactly what you are trying to accomplish and can be used for effective management of the project once funded.

OL 343. Adapting to climate change: The community focus.

What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? Conduct a baseline survey of climate vulnerability, an adaptation capacity analysis, and gain an understanding of local knowledge of a changing climate and of coping strategies. For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.

OL 344. Adapting to climate change: Sustainable implementation.

How do you launch and implement a community based adaptation project? The importance of community engagement and project co-management. Developing skill sets for your community to use in the adaptation process. Learning tools: monitoring & evaluation. Community empowerment during project hand-over. Sustainability, follow-up & mentoring.

Step 2: Elective courses. Enroll in four of these elective courses.

After successful completion of the four prerequisite courses above, you will be invited to enroll in elective courses.

OL 303. Food security, nutrition, and home gardens 1
OL 304. Food security, nutrition and home gardens 2
OL 224. Participatory M&E
OL 345. Community based disaster risk assessment, preparedness and management
OL 346. Small island developing states and climate change
OL 326. Developing livelihood resilience in your CBA project.
OL 332. Water conservation and management in your CBA project.
OL 333. Improved, integrated agricultural practices for your CBA project.
OL 334. Incorporating REDD+ and forest stewardship into your CBA project.
OL 202. Impact analysis


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Event fee

Course fees range from $150 for citizens/residents of developed nations and $75 for citizens/residents of developing nations.

What is included in the event fee

All learning resources and course materials are freely downloadable from the course site at no additional cost and include:

  • 200 manuals & field guides of development activities
  • 300 community based adaptation for climate change field activities
  • Community based training guides for 150 development activities
  • Scholarship opportunities for citizens of developing nations
  • Documents on course topics by contemporary experts.
  • Books, posters and manuals available online for download.
  • Internet development links organized by sector.
  • Class forum for posting questions to your classmates.


Target audience

Course participants are of all different ages, genders and professions—and have included Southern and Northern development students, field staff, grant writers, project managers, directors, and donor staff. These are online courses that have a local, in-country field component. Northern participants who don't have community access are partnered with Southern participants that do have community access.


How to register

Please apply online.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Recovery, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Hazards:
Flood
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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