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FREE Massive Open Online Course: Introduction to Resilience for Development

Posted on: 9 Oct 2017 / Submitted by: Ms. Diwen Tan

Are you interested in learning how to incorporate the concept of resilience into your work? Do you want to promote an integrated approach to social and ecological sustainability? Do you want to enhance the effectiveness of your conservation and development actions to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals? Do you need more tools to understanding resilience thinking and perform resilience assessments, and to implement sustainable development and conservation interventions based on assessment results?

A FREE, two-part, trilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Introduction to Resilience for Development will be facilitated in English, French, and Spanish from 31 Oct to 27 Nov 2017 (Part 1: Understanding Resilience Thinking) and from 23 Jan to 13 Feb 2018 (Part 2: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity and Development Plans). The course is designed for policymakers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone.

Highlights and outcomes:

  • Connect with world-class experts.
  • Engage with participants from around the globe.
  • Challenge your thinking on resilience at the local and international level.
  • Learn how to apply resilience thinking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Take a deep dive into rich online lessons, webinars, assignments and discussions.
  • Engage in English, French, or Spanish.
  • Receive a certificate of completion co-signed by all course partners.

This course is hosted by UNDP, in partnership with SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Pronatura, ECOSUR, NBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The course is co-funded by the United Nations Development Programme and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Cross Cutting:
Capacity building
Education & Research
National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)