CSDi is announcing the September launch of a 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 appropriate solutions, develop full projects, launch and manage them.

Complete information and course syllabi:

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Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities - both individually and through cross-hemispheric student partnerships. People from 70 different countries have used these courses to develop projects in 2010.

Module 340: Adapting to Climate Change

'''341. Adapting to Climate Change: Designing & Funding Community-Based Adaptation Projects.
August 31 - October 25.'''

Gain an insight into contemporary methods of developing community-based, sustainable, impact-oriented projects. Gain practical field tools and develop a range of skills: facilitating participatory needs assessments, designing projects, and evidence-based activities. Develop a real project in real time.

342. Adapting to Climate Change: Planning for Impact.

November 9, 2010 – December 20.

Imbed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools. LogFrames, detailed budgets, timelines, compelling fact sheets, 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.

343. Adapting to Climate Change: The Community Focus.

January 11 - February 21, 2011.

What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? Conduct a baseline survey. For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.

344. Adapting to Climate Change: Sustainable Implementation.

March 15 - May 2, 2011.

How do you launch and implement a community-centered adaptation project? The importance of community engagement. 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.

Complete information and course syllabi


Be sure to visit the adaptation working group at CSDi’s Development Community. Join colleagues in sharing resources & collaborating online:

Our most popular courses are being offered online in August.
  • OL 101. From the Ground Up
  • OL 102. Project Architecture

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