(The Humanitarian Social Network)
Dear AidSource Colleagues,
Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi. Join students from all over the world for an intensive series of courses. Get an Online Diploma: Integrated Community Based Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Rural Development
These courses begin by introducing basic climate change concepts, and develop as participants identify local community vulnerabilities, identify 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.
Students have participated in our courses developing humanitarian projects involving: potable water, health facilities, primary schooling, health & hygiene, sanitation, gender, security, food aid, food security, adult literacy, vocational training, income generation, home gardens, agriculture and animal husbandry—in—Afghanistan, China, Darfur, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Turkey and Uganda.
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 146 different countries and 475 organizations used CSDi online courses to develop projects impacting over 300,000 people. http://www.csd-i.org/student-countries-ngos/
Four Foundation Courses. Begin with the first course: OL 341
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.
Questions? Please contact us:
Tim Magee, Executive Director
Center for Sustainable Development
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge/Earthscan.