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MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE
The course, Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking, is a collaboration between the Sida funded programme, Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development (GRAID) which is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University and the SDG Academy.
With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, extreme events, and increases in social, economic, and political turbulence, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a fast-changing and often surprise-riddled world.
The course, which is free of charge, is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice and apply systems thinking across and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals.
The course includes case studies and examples from practitioners who are working with resilience concepts in diverse contexts around the world. It is supported by strong scientific evidence and committed to being a platform to bring together and spark collaboration between individuals and organizations from around the world who are driven to transform development.
Course begins: 30 April 2018
Course ends: all graded content must be submitted by 23:00 UCT on June 30, 2018
Length: Seven modules released weekly, with a two-week catch-up period at the end
Effort: 2-4 hours per week
Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Understand and describe the context of the Anthropocene, and why it matters to development practice
Identify, explain, and analyse the latest key issues and debates regarding global environmental change, sustainability, and resilience in relationship to development
Possess a general understanding of complexity and complex systems in ways that help in analyzing the world and diverse development contexts
Identify concrete, cutting-edge, and perhaps surprising ways that core concepts of resilience thinking can be applied in practice.
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