Are you a donor, a development practitioner, in a job transition, or a student who wants to learn more about what works in designing impact-oriented projects?
Courses Begin March 15. Online course participants are using our courses to develop real, on-the-ground projects with real communities—both individually and through North/South student partnerships. People like you from 92 different countries and 200 organizations used CSDi online courses to develop projects in 2010 impacting 70.000 people.
|CSDi Online Courses Capture a True Field Experience.
|Our online courses use each class assignment as a concrete step in developing a real project within a real community. You will take an assignment into the field and use it as a solution-oriented activity that you do together with community members—thereby finishing one component of the project you are developing in the class. And there you have it: an online field course with tangible, concrete results.
Don’t have community access? No problem: we partner you with a fellow student in a developing nation who does. Click on the course links below to see syllabi, course fees, and to enroll.
Here’s a sample of the courses that are available starting March 15:
- OL 340. Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
- OL 101. Designing and Funding Sustainable Development Projects
- OL 102. Project Architecture: Planning for Impact
Course partners work in all development sectors—but here is an example of the types of projects that students develop in just one representative sector—water:
- resilience to weather variability & extreme weather conditions
- community flood resilience program; flood preparation, response & recovery
- forming community based flood management (response) committees
- community awareness-raising of disaster risk and response
- bio-engineering for slope stabilization & land slide/flash flood reduction
- insufficient community water
- emergency preparedness/disaster risk management
- contaminated water and poor health
- water purification
- rainwater harvesting
- protection & restoration of community springs & watersheds
- livelihood adaptation in Caribbean island communities
- agricultural water conservation & management
- developing water infrastructure systems
- adaptation in Small Island Developing States
We look forward to the opportunity of working with you online!
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