Wednesday, July 08, 2015


TRAINING: Short Courses on Commons Management and Governance

The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire (UK), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) announce a new series of online short courses that focus on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability.   These courses are targeted at those wanting to learn more about commons management and/or social action. It will be of interest to practitioners involved in supporting community development, as well as a wide range of those involved in, or wanting to learn about, the basics of taking action to protect rights of access to common resources.

The courses will be delivered jointly by the in both English and Spanish, under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) and supported by a development grant from the IFPRI.   Course delivery is entirely on-line and will use a variety of materials, such as papers, video and audio pods, with a lively discussion forum. These distance learning courses provide a structured approach that takes participants through the materials. A number of highly experienced tutors will actively engage with participants to enhance the learning experience.

Two short courses will start in September 2015

· Managing our Common Resources (available in English and Spanish)

· Defending the Commons – Strategies for Action (available in English only)

Both courses will start on 28th September and finish on 20th November 2015 at a cost of £100 per course. 

For more details and how to register, please visit here or here.

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