E-Learning course on “Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate”
Start: 18. September 2017 (self-paced)
End: 17. March 2018
A (late) enrollment is possible at any time!
Organisation: TH Köln University of Applied Sciences and United Nations Environment Programme
The MOOC will benefit disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers, but is open to every interested person.
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. The lectures 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.
Content / Focus:
This 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 operationalised.