OL 341: Climate Change Adaptation: Design, Fund & Manage Projects
Earn a Community Based Adaptation Certificate While Running a Real Project in a Real Community.
Answers to Global Warming: Get field experience solving challenges caused by global warming: Enroll in these climate change courses and learn to develop real climate change adaptation projects in real communities: Our climate change courses are instructor led & are for organizations in both Northern & Southern countries. Enroll now!
An 8-Week Climate Change Course.
Courses begin the first Monday of each month. Enroll Now!
Advance your Career, Raise Funds and Solve Challenges
These adaptation to climate change courses are for donor, non profit and NGO staff—and job-seekers wanting to successfully solve challenges caused by global warming. Participants work on programs such as food security, watershed management, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development and DRR—among others. Learn Community Based Adaptation project design by:
Great Project Design + Extra Funding = Increased Services
Design your next project to increase project funding & impact. The course will lead you in developing a winning, impact oriented project while learning to:
Design Climate Change Adaptation Projects & Attract Donors
The course provides cutting-edge information, tools, time-saving templates, training and expert consultancy—and leads you in developing a real project for your NGO. We provide real-life global warming project examples. Program highlights include:
|Methodology||Climate Change Adaptation: Design, Fund & Manage Projects|
The course will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it. We are committed to achieving results-based sustainable development goals. For long-term sustainability you will learn to incorporate community identified need into the design of your project and research project activities that have shown evidence of having worked at solving challenges.
|Real Projects||Become your NGO's Global Warming Solution|
For example, student projects have included efforts to help communities in the Yemen, Morocco, Tanzania and Afghanistan recover from challenges caused by global warming: unprecedented droughts that exhausted their water resources—and help communities in Suriname, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan recover from flooding. The course will lead you through the development of similar real projects, in real time, in your own country.
|Step-By-Step||Design Climate Change Adaptation Projects|
Course leaders have gained their development expertise providing face-to-face consulting services to NGOs & nonprofits in the field and will also provide you with personalized consulting to ensure your project has a solid beginning.
- They will help you conduct a participatory needs assessment in your community,
- develop a preliminary project concept,
- conduct research on your project to identify evidence based activities for sustainable results,
- refine your community based projects and share it with your community, and
- share your project concept with a potential donor.
This training program is for members of NGOs solving challenges caused by global warming in developing nations. It presents an online field experience and leads participants in the process of developing empowered, sustainable communities. Online course participants learn to develop real projects in real villages.
These climate change courses will be led by Tim Magee, The Center for Sustainable Development's Executive Director, who has over 30 years experience in both working with NGOs and nonprofits, and leading international online training workshops. Mr. Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.
|OL 341 will give you an insight into contemporary methods of developing community based, impact-oriented Climate Change Adaptation projects to compat the challenges caused by global warming. You will leave this course with practical field tools and develop a range of skills: needs assessments, community workshops, and discovering evidence-based adaptation activities. The course is designed to be used as a vehicle for you to develop a real Climate Change Adaptation project, in real time, during this course.|
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Don't have community access? No problem: we partner you with a fellow student in a developing nation who does.
I did not expect that I would receive that kind of positive feedback and this has motivated me to continue working hard to sharpen my skills in designing projects." Adrick Nyondo, District Development Programme Coordinator, Zambia.
What Other Students Think About the Online Sustainable Training Course.
Certificate. Course participants who successfully complete the climate change courses on time will receive a course certificate. Learn more. Your certificate will be e-mailed within 30 days of the end of your course.
The 8-week course is $150.00.
If you have a question don't hesitate to contact us. Many questions are answered on our Online Learning FAQ.
|An 8-Week Climate Change Online Training Course.
Courses begin the first Monday of each month. Enroll Now!
Week 1. Learn to navigate the course website and download the week's documents.
Week 2 & 3. Read the document on participatory needs assessments and conduct an assessment with community members to uncover real global warming challenges. List the needs identified and determine which could be linked to climate change. Organize them into a clearly described challenge—a development challenge that you are going to solve with your project design.
Week 4. We will clarify your project’s challenge, develop a theory of how you plan to solve it, and research 3 Climate Change Adaptation intervention activities for global warming that would fulfill the premise of your theory.
Week 5. Research one peer-reviewed paper for each of the three Climate Change Adaptation activities and see if scientists have found evidence that they are effective in solving your project’s global warming challenge. Write a one paragraph summary of the papers’ findings.
Week 6. Share your proposed project concept locally with climate change colleagues to gain feedback and constructive criticism.
Return to the community with your project concept and get their feedback and hopeful buy-in.
Pick one of your evidence-based activities and write a simple one page guide on how a field staff person could implement it.
Week 7. Write a workshop lesson plan for introducing this activity into a community.
Week 8. Share your project with someone that you would like to sell it to: a donor, your boss, your professor, someone specialized in climate change for feedback.
Lay out your challenge, proposed solution—and the activities that you will implement in launching the project—into a simple matrix that I will supply. This will prepare you for the next course: OL 342 where you will transform your project into something that can formally be presented for funding.
Some of the assignments suggest doing them in a community. If impractical for you, partnering with a classmate in the field who does have community access will add depth to your experience.
*From the developing world? Take your $50 scholarship.