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  DATA ANALYTICS CERTIFICATIONS
Tableau Software
Tableau Desktop Specialist

From connection through collaboration, Tableau is the most powerful, secure, and flexible end-to-end analytics platform for your data. Elevate people with the power of data. Designed for the individual, but scaled for the enterprise, Tableau is the only business intelligence platform that turns your data into insights that drive action. 

ECONOMIC CERTIFICATIONS
The Inter-American Development Bank
IDB: IDB10-1x Data for Effective Policy Making

One of the challenges faced daily by public institutions, non-governmental organizations, development agencies, and other stakeholders that promote economic and social development in the Caribbean, is being able to understand the data and charts found in reports and studies to make evidence-based decisions in order to improve public policies.

 

This course, offered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through the edX platform, provides concepts and tools that can be applied to strengthen your ability to use, understand and interpret data, using the platforms "Numbers for Development" and its data sub-set "Caribbean Data Portal" developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which presents socio-economic data and indicators of Latin America and the Caribbean. Through these tools, course participants will be able to understand how to improve the decision-making process in public management. Also, another goal of this course is to promote understanding of basic concepts of data analysis that will allow course participants to maintain efficient communication with data specialists. Essentially, this course will help you take control over data, make sense of it and use it to improve your decisions.

The overall goal of the course is to explore the world of data in a smooth and engaging way and to incorporate data analysis in decision-making processes, thus making even smarter decisions.

MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS
The Project Management Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification

PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for practitioners with different levels of education and experience. The certifications are developed and maintained through a vigorous process.

The certification program includes:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification

  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® certification

  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® certification

  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) ® certification

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification

  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certification

 

The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a professional credential for project managers, known as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®. PMI's professional credentialing examination development processes stand apart from other project management certification examination development practices. PMI aligns its process with certification industry best practices, such as those found in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The (PMP)® credential is also accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 17024 standard.

  The Inter-American Development Bank                                       IDB6.1x: Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals

Public institutions, non-governmental organizations, development agencies, and others who promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean often struggle to turn proposals into concrete realities that increase social well-being and achieve results within the available time with scarce resources.

This course provides concepts and tools to apply in project management that can generate a substantial change in the way objectives are being met. This MOOC seeks to strengthen participants' capacities in project management for development so that projects can be effectively and efficiently executed.

This project management MOOC includes case studies that will help you better understand key project management concepts and tools; presentations from Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified with ample experience in the topic; discussion forums; and selected readings.

The Project Management for Results (PM4R) methodology, developed by IDB's Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES), serves as a conceptual base for this course. PM4R's contents are based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013.

Although these best practices have been present for many years in corporate projects, the IDB has led its progressive inclusion in the public sector and in development projects, contributing to the construction of realities that improve lives.

INDES as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to issue 30 professional development units (PDUs) if you earn the verified certificate in this course.

The preparation of this course was financed by the Institutional Capacity Strengthening Fund (ICSF), thanks to the contribution of the Government of the People's Republic of China.

PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)             
E-Course on Leadership in the Public Sector

The overall aim of the course is to strengthen the competences required by public sector leaders and public servants for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, to recognize the most important skills required for effective leadership, and to gain a comprehensive overview of the current and future challenges facing public leaders. 

CLIMATE CHANGE CERTIFICATIONS
The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on Sustainable Finance

This course introduces the concept of Sustainable Finance and has been developed by the GIZ-SEB Strategic Alliance (STA) on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a One UN initiative bringing together UN Environment, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO, and UNITAR. The interactive and practice-oriented course is designed for interested participants from governments, financial sector, businesses, and civil society.

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe, understand and discuss current developments and trends in the area of sustainable finance;

  • Distinguish between different types of sustainable finance products and relevant eligibility criteria;

  • Discuss opportunities, challenges, and enabling conditions for countries to benefit from growing sustainable investment opportunities; 

  • Identify opportunities for the public and private sectors to issue green bonds and green loans;

  • Apply sustainable finance mechanisms to a real-life investment case study.

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on the Climate Change International Legal Regime
The Climate Change International Legal Regime course presents the causes and effects of climate change, describes the mechanisms established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and explains the key provisions and commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. 

The course has been developed by the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. It is made available on UN CC:e-Learn through the new UN CC:Learn affiliation programme, which highlights high-quality e-learning products on climate change developed by recognized institutions outside the framework of the UN CC:Learn programme / without support from the UN CC:Learn Secretariat, in accordance with specific affiliation criteria. The objective of the UN CC:Learn affiliation programme is to enhance global climate literacy through dissemination of high-level learning products that complement UN CC:Learn resources.

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on Climate Change: From Learning to Action

Since 2014, when the first edition of the UN CC: Learn Introductory course on Climate Change was launched, UN CC:Learn has systematically collected and reviewed feedback on further improvement of the course. At the same time, digital trends and new learning tools enable greater accessibility and interactivity of e-learning. In view of these recommendations and trends a second edition of the Introduction to Climate Change 2.0 was born. The e-course “Climate Change: From Leaning to Action” is the second, improved version, of UN CC:Learn’s introductory course.

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 Introductory E-Course on the Green Economy

The course enables learners to familiarize themselves with the rationale and core concepts guiding an inclusive green economy. It discusses both opportunities and challenges at global and national level to achieve low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. The course has been developed under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) which brings together five UN agencies – UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UNITAR. PAGE works toward putting sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
   E-Course on Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework (Local Level)

Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within these countries. Particularly in the context of increased urbanization, urban risk continues to rise. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is growing especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, the planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and developing a series of innovative approaches to build resilience. On the basis of these needs, UNITAR has developed the e-learning course Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the local level.

This e-learning course aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those at the local level, and disaster management professionals to design and implement plans and programmes that reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Raise awareness about the Making Cities Resilient (MRC) Campaign;

  • Identify initiatives and best practices on how to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adoption into urban planning;

  • Assess the risk management situation in their cities by using a tool;

  • Develop a safe and resilient country/city action plan; and

  • Analyze the purpose, the goals and the outcome of the HFA and the Sendai Framework for DRR.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
   E-Course on Gender and the Environment 

This course will provide you with an understanding of gender and the environment. It explores the many dimensions of gender and its relation to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemical waste. It provides you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and to be an effective change-maker for sustainable development. It also provides you with the facts and figures, and a better understanding of the global international frameworks related to gender and the environment. The course is divided into six modules covering the following areas: 1) Introduction, 2) Climate Change, 3) International Waters, 4) Biodiversity, 5) Land Degradation, 6) Chemicals and Waste.

This self-paced free course has been developed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), UNITAR/UN CC:Learn, with valuable contributions from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, among others.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
   E-Course on Confronting Trauma 

Trauma is a global burden, adversely affecting human development, world development, and even world peace. Trauma has not received the attention it deserves, or treatment the support it needs. The contribution large-scale trauma healing could make to enhance social, economic and cultural productivity, as well as individual educability, creativity and well-being, could well be historic. Recent developments have the potential to bring on this large scale healing, for humanitarian and peace operation staff, and for the global population. This open, self-paced advocacy presentation aims to raise awareness and influence policy decisions to support and implement these new developments, and help bring an end to the insidious and unnecessary suffering that trauma wreaks worldwide.

This module, offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, introduces the international humanitarian, development and UN communities to the large unmet need for psychological trauma care and therapy. It starts by describing the different types of stress and trauma and the dire consequences these can have. After the description of the magnitude of the problem, the module then presents some recent innovations in the field of psychology that have opened up dramatic new possibilities, which hold the promise of an effective response at scale. Going to scale, in turn, poses new challenges and opportunities to the main stakeholder audiences for this module.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the four types of stress and traumatic stress

  • Illustrate the global burden of trauma

  • Describe three approaches to trauma care/treatment used in this course

  • Describe three factors that facilitate scaling up of trauma treatment

  • Summarize why global trauma should be included in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Recall elements of a successful World Plan for Trauma Treatment

  • Argument for the expanded treatment of trauma to key stakeholders

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
   E-Course on Gender Matters

This course, offered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, explores the term gender which has become a central focus in contemporary literature about development, security and conflict. Gender is often invoked in post-war contexts in relation to the disproportionate and unequal effects of war on men and women. In an effort to define and understand gender, especially when we are referring to individuals and relations at local and global levels, three main approaches must be explored:

  • Gender relations: the social relations between men and women, as well as those between women, and those between men. Gender relations include the distribution of power and access to, as well as control over, resources between the sexes. Generally, gender relations are unequal and favour men over women.

  • Gender norms: the standards created by society that shape and define which characteristics are expected, allowed and valued in a man or a woman in a given context. They define how men and women should look, be, and act. Gender norms correspond to social expectations, early internalized by individuals. Gender identity is generally expected to – and often does – conform to gender norms.

  • Gender roles: the social, economic and political responsibilities assigned to boys, girls, men and women. They correspond to the realization of gender norms: gender roles and gender norms are defined in relation to one another.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  E-Course on Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity 

Land-use planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructures with limited consideration of biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation and mitigation requirements. It is underused in maximizing win-win solutions for human well-being and sustainability under the threat of global climate change. Awareness and knowledge of land-use planning as a tool for biodiversity and climate resilience are to be raised and strengthened among relevant actors at various levels.

The overall goal of this course is to increase the capacity of key stakeholders to optimize planning to support biodiversity and climate change adaptation objectives, including through the effective engagement of protected area systems.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the interaction of climate change and biodiversity with land-use plans;

  • Identify principles and concepts of land-use planning for incorporating biodiversity and climate change into spatial development plans;

  • Explain the role played by protected areas and village planning;

  • Explain policies and laws across sectors;

  • Identify relevant stakeholders across institutions;

  • Identify stakeholder positioning in the planning and decision making process;

  • Explain how stakeholders can engage in planning and decision making process:

  • Identify the different layers of governance involved in planning across village, district, regional and national levels;

  • Identify ways to collaborate across national borders.

 The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  E-Course on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Latin America & The Caribbean   Region: Approaches & Practical Tools 

National governments play a fundamental role in the process of incorporating sustainable consumption and production (SCP) into national policies, which is key for achieving sustainable development. With the goal of scaling up learning on the various approaches and tools for SCP in the region, UN Environment and UNITAR are partnering to deliver for the first time this interactive e-learning course especially tailored to the context of Latin America and the Caribbean region.

 

Event Objectives

Participants will learn about the global and regional SCP agendas, the international and national commitments towards SCP, and receive practical examples of different concepts, approaches, tools and indicators for SCP. The course will also present national and regional challenges and opportunities to implement policies for SCP in the context of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the SCP concept to the real world economic, policy and professional context.

The course is offered in parallel in English and Spanish language.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of SCP and explain its value for sustainable development, Agenda 2030 and its SDGs

  • Distinguish key elements of effective policy planning to promote SCP

  • Identify enabling conditions for mainstreaming and   implementing national SCP policies and programmes, including sectoral policies and multi-stakeholder initiatives.

  • Discuss principal challenges and opportunities  for advancing SCP in national contexts

  • Discuss global and regional SCP commitments, in particular in the context of the 10YFP

  • Apply SCP to a real-life policy-making context.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  E-Course on Green Fiscal Reform

Many governments face the triple challenge of reducing environmental risks, while fostering economic growth and reducing poverty. Green fiscal reform (GFR) as a policy approach can improve fiscal consolidation, spur innovation, and help identify smarter ways for government taxation and spending. By setting appropriate economic incentives and price signals green fiscal policies can help shift consumption patterns and drive private investments in human, natural, social and clean-produced capital.

To meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) developed this e-learning course. The interactive and practice-oriented course seeks to provide interested participants from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to various approaches and policy instruments for reforming government spending and revenue generation with the goal of supporting the transition to a green economy.

The moderated course seeks to explain the basic concepts of GFR focusing on case studies and existing reform initiatives from around the world. It makes reference to technical guides and manuals suitable for participants working on/interested in the level of technical implementation of fiscal policies.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of green fiscal reform and explain its value for a green transition

  • Distinguish relevant policy instruments for correcting market failure and reforming economic incentives

  • Discuss governance and policy processes, including associated risks and impacts, in relation to effective reform strategies

  • Indicate key sectors with high potential for green fiscal reform

  • Apply the green fiscal reform concept to a real-world context

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World

2015 was marked by the adoption of four landmark UN agreements: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. This online course has been designed to provide an in depth analysis of the 2030 Agenda, drawing on the synthesis from the Secretary-General, the inputs received from stakeholders, the wealth of knowledge produced by the Technical Support Team, and contributions made by 22 United Nations entities to a series of delegates’ briefings organized by UNITAR during the negotiations within the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

 

This course has been designed, specifically, with a view to addressing the knowledge needs of the public and raise awareness regarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Following the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the key reasons behind the convergence between MDGs and sustainable development tracks;

  2. Explain the difference between the MDGs and the 2030 Agenda;

  3. Identify main challenges in each Sustainable Development Goal;

  4. Analyze the changing nature of Global Partnership;

  5. Identify the importance of review and follow-up for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

  The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  
   E-Course on Green Economy and Trade

Trade in environmental goods and services (EGS) offers significant opportunities, in particular for developing countries, to drive economic development while protecting natural capital and creating better livelihoods for citizens. In order to seize these opportunities, UN-Environment and UNITAR are collaborating within the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), to deliver this interactive e-learning course at the nexus of trade and the green economy.

 

The e-course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of sustainable trade in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Moreover, participants will acquire basic skills for translating sustainable trade principles into a real-world economic, policy and professional context.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret current developments and trends related to Green Economy and Trade

  • Discuss basic principles related to the international governance of trade and the way the international trade framework can foster sustainability

  • Discuss opportunities, challenges, and enabling conditions for developing countries to benefit from growing trade in EGS

  • Identify possibilities for greening trade in specific sectors, foremost renewable energy and agriculture

  • Apply the green economy approach to a real life trade-related case study

The course is structured around four (4) modules (including one elective):

  1. The trade and environment nexus: key concepts, trends and developments

  2. Opportunities and enabling conditions for greening trade

  3. Assessing and seizing sustainable trade opportunities in specific Green Economy sectors (Elective 1: Agriculture; Elective 2: Energy)

  4. International trade governance and law: basic concepts and principles

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 Introductory E-Course on Climate Change

An Introductory E-Course on climate change which is administered by the ONE UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) – a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing National Strategies to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development - also referred to as climate change learning strategies. During the pilot phase (2011-2013) five countries have prepared learning strategies, including Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda.

 

The course provides a general understanding of climate change science and offers up-to-date information on issues that can potentially impact the extent of biological diversity, level of commerce and standard of living within the global community.

 

It is structured around six (6) Modules:

 

1. Climate Change Science

2. International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change

3. Climate Change Adaptation

4. Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Development

5. Climate Change Finance

6. Planning for Climate Change

 

The Modules have been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn and the course has been developed with support by the Government of Switzerland. 

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on Cities and Climate Change

This specialised module introduces the theme of climate change in urban areas. The world is becoming more and more urban, and therefore cities are important actors in addressing climate change. The module will cover both how cities are affected by climate change and how cities are contributing to climate change. In addition, the module will look at how climate change adaptation and mitigation can be considered in urban planning and identify concrete measures. Several examples of how cities can play a transformational role in addressing climate change are presented. 

After completing this specialised module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe urban trends for the 21st century.

  • Describe the transformative role that cities can play in achieving green and climate resilient development.

  • Explain how urban areas are affected by, and contribute to, climate change.

  • Explain how climate change adaptation and mitigation can be considered in urban planning.

  • Identify specific adaptation and mitigation measures suitable for urban areas.

The course is structured around six modules:

  1. Cities in the 21st century

  2. Effects of climate change on cities

  3. Cities as contributors to climate change

  4. Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in urban planning

  5. Urban climate change adaptation and mitigation in practice

  6. Overview of major initiatives related to climate change and cities

This specialised module is part of a series of 8 modules of the course named Introductory e-Course on Climate Change. 

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on Children and Climate Change

An E-Course on children and climate change which is administered by the ONE UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) – a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

This specialized module introduces the theme of climate change and children, with the aim to provide a children’s perspective to the discussions on how to deal with this global crisis. The module will present how children are and can be impacted by climate change. It will then look at how children’s resilience to climate change could be strengthened and at the benefits that can be provided by mitigation measures. It will also discuss solutions, focusing on the empowerment of children as actors of change and on the key role of Governments in children’s protection. Several examples are provided to illustrate the concepts presented.

The module has been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn, in close collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The Course is structured around five modules:

1. The Impact of Climate Change on Children

2. Strengthening Children's Resilience to Climate Change

3. The Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation for Children

4. Empowering Children to Act on Climate Change through Education

5. A Climate Change Agenda for Children

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 REDD+ Academy E-Course

This E-Course offers you knowledge needed to better understand the various components of REDD+, from the basics to the points of setting reference levels, monitoring, allocation of incentives and stakeholder engagement. It is structured with 12 modules, and each module takes around 2 hours to complete. There is a short quiz at the end of each module, and each module takes around 2 hours to complete. Once all six modules are completed with above 70% of passing scores, you will receive a certificate of completion from UN-REDD and UNITAR. All modules are available as PDF in English, French and Spanish for offline study or training purposes. The modules also include links to other UN resources on REDD+, which provides a gateway to more in-depth and specific information. The modules have been developed and peer-reviewed through UN-REDD and UN CC:Learn. 

The Course is structured around twelve modules:

  1. Forest, Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change

  2. Understanding REDD+ and the UNFCCC

  3. Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation

  4. National Strategies and Action Plans

  5. National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+

  6. Forest Reference Emission Levels for REDD+

  7. Policies and Measures for REDD+ Implementation

  8. REDD+ Safeguards under the UNFCCC

  9. REDD+ Finance

  10. Approaches for Allocation of Incentives

  11. Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement

  12. Good governance

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN: CCLEARN)
 E-Course on Human Health and Climate Change

An E-Course on human health and climate change which is administered by the ONE UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) – a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). This specialised module introduces the theme of climate change and human health. Human health is directly affected by the weather, climate variability and climate change. The module will explain how mitigation and adaptation policies and measures in health and related sectors can benefit the human health. Moreover, the module will present tools to assess and integrate health within climate change policies and strategies and vice versa. Several examples of how countries are responding to the health challenges posed by climate change, including taking advantage of the opportunities, are presented.

 

The Course is structured around three modules:

1. Climate Change and Human Health

2. Adaptation: Building Health Systems’ Resilience to Climate Change

3. The Mutual Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation and Health Policies

The World Bank E-Institute Self-Paced E-Course:
The Fundamentals of Climate Change

An Introductory E-Course on the Fundamentals of Climate Change which is administered by the World Bank E-Institute. Through its five modules, the e-course covers the scientific basis of climate change, the observed and projected changes and impacts, together with, the approaches and responses development professionals and practitioners may use to address climate change within their work.

 

This course addresses the basic of climate change, including:

  • The greenhouse effect, and how it impacts the earth's climate.

  • Current and projected impacts of climate change on ecological, biological and socioeconomic systems.

  • International negotiations and agreements addressing the climate change problem.

  • Mitigation and adaptation approaches.

  • Financing climate change related development actions.

  • Tools and resources.

The World Bank E-Institute Self-Paced E-Course:
The Economics of Climate Resilient Development

This Introductory E-Course in the Economics of a Climate-Resilient Development, which is administered by the World Bank E-Institute, demonstrates how economically viable climate-resilient development plans are developed.

The course provides an overview on changes in climate patterns already underway and what changes are projected for the future. It is explained why business-as-usual development is not adequate in response to the impacts that result from these changes. Instead the course outlines how impacts are to be managed, including in relation to addressing the challenges of uncertainty surrounding climate impacts in the future. Methods to select and prioritise adaptation options that include their costs are explained.

This is achieved through the explanation of a practical framework that helps break down the process involved. In this way, the course helps the user to understand firstly how to frame the problem, to make it a challenge that can be realistically addressed. Then the user learns how to identify relevant climate change risks and impacts so as to determine adaptation options. Ultimately the user is shown how to prioritise the most favourable adaptation option.

The course is based upon the principles of multiple stakeholder inputs and includes ideas on how different expertise and views are found and incorporated. To conclude the course, a policy scenario presents the course user with the opportunity to see how an economically viable climate resilient development plan may be designed in practice.

Throughout the course interactive exercises help the user to test their understanding at key points. Case studies, reference materials and other helpful resources are highlighted so as to strengthen the learning experience.

Ultimately it is intended that this course will provide a firm foundation for the user to apply the basics of what they have learned in their own work.

Iversity Massive Open Online Course:
Disasters and Ecosystems - Resilience in a Changing Climate

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. It will benefit disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers. The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and case studies, quizzes, peer-reviewed exercises, along with additional study materials provided to the students. Lectures will be available through videos as well as online documents and will be geared for students who may not have access to high speed internet so they can follow the course. Students will be provided the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking through real life and fictitious problem solving exercises. Each week will feature an international expert who will be available to respond to questions and interact with students.

 

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