Monday, April 16, 2012


TRAINING: CSDi Online Field Courses in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Community Based Adaptation (CBA) and Rural Development

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSDi) is announcing the May launch of a diploma module of eight online field courses in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Community Based Adaptation (CBA) and Rural Development. These courses begin as participants use participatory techniques to identify community vulnerabilities, identify climate change risks and hazards, investigate appropriate solutions, develop full projects, launch and manage them.

Students have worked with over 175 different types of challenges as diverse as increasing livelihood resilience, land rights advocacy campaigns, land and water use management plans, disaster risk reduction, health & hygiene, gender, food security, climate smart agriculture, soil conservation, water harvesting, participatory forest management and the formation of community based organizations.

These are online courses that have a local, in-country field component. Northern participants who don't have community access are partnered with Southern participants that do have community access.

Who should attend?

Course participants are of all different ages, genders and professions—and have included Southern and Northern development students, in-country field staff, grant writers, project managers, organizational directors, and donor staff. People from 116 different countries and 350 organizations have used CSDi online courses to develop projects impacting 200,000 people.

More information.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

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