Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Climate Change Training Courses

Online Certificates | Sustainable Development | Courses on Climate Change | Courses on Adaptation

Courses Online are offered every two months. Current offering dates are in the column to the side.
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An Online Certificate Module of 4 Courses
In our online courses participants are actually designing development projects—real projects within communities.
Who Should Enroll?
Are you working in adaptation in areas such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development or DRR? Then this training program is for you.
The training program will present an ‘online field experience’ and lead you through the development of a real Community Based Adaptation project, in real time, in a real village-and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it.
Learn to Design Adaptation Projects
In climate change courses 341 and 342 you will develop projects on the ground, but projects that focus on a community-based adaptation approach to climate change.
OL 343 and 344 you will investigate the special challenges in your adaptation project and refine your project’s activities. Build sustainability and impact into your project by fully engaging the community. Learn how to launch, manage and hand-over a project whose impact may not be measured in years, but in decades.
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Community activities matrix 341 Climate Change Adaptation: Designing and Funding Sustainable Community Based Adaptation Projects.  Contemporary methods of developing sustainable, impact oriented projects. Gain practical field experience using evidence-based activities. Develop a real project in real-time.
Community based adaptation compass 342 Community Based Adaptation 2: Funding Development Projects.
Embed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools. Log frames, detailed budgets, timelines, compelling fact sheets, a detailed schedule, 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.
Adaptation to climate change clouds and lightening 343 Community Based Adaptation 3: 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? For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.
Successful implementation with sun and trees 344 Community Based Adaptation 4: 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.
Don’t have community access? No problem: we partner you with a fellow student in a developing nation who does.

Resources include links to specialized adaptation sites, practical articles on identifying climate change challenges, and information on adaptation techniques.

Certificates and Certificate
You will receive a course completion certificate upon successful completion of each of the four courses. Upon completing the four courses you also receive a Certificate for OL 340 Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change. Read more about the certificates.

Climate Change Online Certificate. Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both both individually and through North/South student partnerships. People from 153 different countries and over 500 organizations have used CSDi online courses to develop projects impacting over 400,000 people.

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This CSDi training program is offered in 4 venues to best suit your needs: