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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Courses are offered every two months. Current offering dates are in the column to the side.
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A Diploma Module of 4 Courses
In our online courses students actually develop real projects within communities.

Don't have community access? No problem: we partner you with a fellow student in a developing nation who does.

In 341 and 342 you will develop projects on the ground, but projects that focus on a community-based approach to adapting to climate change.

OL 343 and 344 you will investigate the special challenges in your adaptation project and refine your project's activities. Build sustainability and impact into your project by fully engaging the community. Learn how to launch, manage and hand-over a project whose impact may not be measured in years, but in decades.

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Diploma OL 440: Integrated CBA, DRR, & Rural Development

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341 Community Based Adaptation 1: Designing and Funding Sustainable Community Based Adaptation Projects.  Contemporary methods of developing sustainable, impact oriented projects. Gain practical field experience using evidence-based activities. Develop a real project in real-time.

342 Community Based Adaptation 2: Planning for Impact.
Imbed impact into your adaptation project design with a powerful set of management tools. Log frames, 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 Community Based Adaptation 3: The Community Focus.  What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.

344 Community Based Adaptation 4: Sustainable Implementation. 
How do you launch and implement a community based adaptation project? The importance of community engagement and project co-management. 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.

Resources include links to specialized adaptation sites, practical articles on identifying climate change challenges, and information on adaptation techniques.

Certificates and Diploma
You will receive a course completion certificate upon successful completion of each of the four courses. Upon completing the four courses you also receive a diploma for OL 340 Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change. Read more about the certificates and the diploma.

Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both both individually and through North/South student partnerships. People from 149 different countries and over 500 organizations have used CSDi online courses to develop projects impacting over 360,000 people.

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