Upcoming Courses
Diploma: Non Profit Workshop
May, 2017, California
Local Partner: Pitzer College
Guided Field Data Collection—3 Weeks
Live Training Workshop—1 Week

2017 All Access Training Pass
Take any 12 Courses in 2017

CSDi Training Programs:
Enroll by May 3
Community Based DRR
May 3, 2017

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What our students are saying:

Prerequisites
Why are OL 101 and OL 102, or, OL 341 and OL 342 prerequisites for advanced courses?

Prerequisites are absolute: please do not ask us for an exception.
If you have not completed the prerequisite courses please do not sign up for and advanced course.

1. These first two foundational courses provide students with 12 important steps in the development of a project. Students receive a set of project templates which transfer into the advanced classes for further development. We will be using students' participatory needs assessments, activity research, log frames and proposals from their projects developed in the first two courses in the advanced courses.

2. Students actually develop real projects with real communities in the first two courses. The advanced courses are the natural next step for the student’s projects. Perhaps their project was a nutrition project or a climate adaptation or a water project or an agriculture project and they need access to more specialized information for refining their project. The advanced courses are designed to do exactly that.

In Summary:
Participants bring the projects they developed in the first two classes into the advanced classes for further work. Students don’t have time to, nor are the advanced courses structured for developing new projects.

The first two courses are excellent; students are highly engaged. They work with real communities building real projects. People from 135 different countries are using the first two courses to develop projects in a range of disciplines including:

Micro-enterprise development, micro-lending, clean water, lack of domestic water, access to education, poor family sanitation, gender equality, migration, vocational skills, chronic diarrhea and malnutrition in small children, lack of roads to villages, marginalization, food insecurity, illiteracy, environmental degradation, drought, lack of irrigation for agriculture, conservation, reforestation, restoration of watersheds, agricultural and post-harvest best practices, producer association development, alternative income generation, ecotourism, teenage pregnancies, sanitation, solid waste management, family planning, fundraising, micro hydro electrical generation, livelihood adaptation.