Online Climate Change Field Courses

CSDi is announcing the March launch of a diploma module of four online
Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change 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,
design M&E plans, develop full projects, launch and manage them.

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 92 different
countries and 200 organizations used CSDi online courses to develop
projects in 2010 impacting 70.000 people.

OL 341. Adapting to Climate Change: Designing & Funding Community-Based
Adaptation Projects.
March 15 – May 16, 2011.
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.
May 17 – June 27, 2011.
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

OL 343. Adapting to Climate Change: The Community Focus.
July 5 – August 29, 2011.
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.
September 6 – October 17, 2011.
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.

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