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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change-Online Diploma Begins July 5

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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change-Online Diploma Begins July 5

Time: July 5, 2012 to August 27, 2012
Location: Worldwide - Online
Website or Map: http://www.csd-i.org/adapting…
Event Type: online, training
Organized By: Tim Magee
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2012

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Dear DevelopmentCrossing Colleagues,

CSDi is launching a summer quarter diploma module of four online field courses on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change. These courses begin by introducing basic climate change concepts, and develop as participants identify local community vulnerabilities, investigate solutions, develop full projects, launch and manage them.

Complete information and course syllabi:
http://www.csd-i.org/adapting-overview/

Online course participants are using our courses to develop on-the-ground projects with real communities; students from 129 different countries and 380 organizations have developed projects that address over 200 different kinds of development challenges and are impacting over 200,000 people.
http://www.csd-i.org/student-countries-ngos/

CSDi provides the following course/continuing learning resources
All learning resources and course materials are freely downloadable from the course site and include:
-200 manuals & field guides of development activities
-300 Community Based Adaptation for Climate Change field activities
-Community-based training guides for 150 development activities
-Scholarship opportunities for citizens of developing nations

Course Outputs. Students produce and circulate activity and outcome documents on their field projects with colleagues, donors, and North/South project partners. These include project management documents, proposals, and case studies.

To learn more about these Community Based Adaptation field projects, the students, the projects they developed, and about their communities, be sure and read our compilation of Adaptation/Island/Water/Forest projects.
http://www.csd-i.org/csdi-blog/2011/12/14/field-projects-special-issue-adaptation-islands-water-forest.html

DIPLOMA MODULE 340: COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
OL 341. Adapting to Climate Change 1: Designing & Funding Community-Based Adaptation Projects.
July 5—August 27, 2012.
Gain an insight into contemporary methods of developing community-based, sustainable, impact-oriented projects.

OL 342. Adapting to Climate Change 2: Planning for Impact.
September 11—October 22, 2012.
Imbed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools.

OL 343. Adapting to Climate Change 3: The Community Focus.
October 30, 2012—January 7, 2013.
What does adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation?

OL 344. Adapting to Climate Change 4: Sustainable Implementation.
January 15—February 25, 2013.
How do you launch and implement a community-centered adaptation project?

Complete information and course syllabi:
http://www.csd-i.org/adapting-overview/

Who should participate? Course participants are of all different ages, genders and professions—and have included Northern and Southern staff from INGOs, field staff from in-country NGOs, donors, executive directors, students, scientists, consultants and people who would like to transition into development work.

Questions? Please contact:
Online.Learning@csd-i.org  

Sincerely,

Tim Magee, Executive Director
Center for Sustainable Development

The Center for Sustainable Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide.

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