CSDi’s Winter Quarter of Online Development Courses Begin January 11, 2012
The Challenges: Worldwide over 1 billion people suffer from hunger. 2.6 billion people don’t have access to decent sanitation facilities. 1.1 billion people in developing countries don’t have access to safe drinking water. Hope dims for universal education by 2015: 72 million children of primary school age the majority of them girls, do not attend school. 1.3 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less.
Become the Solution. Are you a donor, a development practitioner, in a job transition, or a student who wants to learn more about what works in designing, sustainable, impact-oriented development projects?
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 syllibi, course fees, and to enroll.
What Works in Development?
CSDi is firmly committed to proven, results-based solutions to end suffering & poverty. Our goal is to spread these solutions across the globe through our in-depth field guides & interactive online workshops.
Work with us & become the solution. We’ve trained course participants from 113 countries and 320 roganizations to develop real, on-the-ground projects, using over 150 different kinds of activities, with real communities, impacting over 170,000 people.
Designing and Funding Sustainable Development Projects?
A Diploma in Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change?
A Diploma in Integrated Community Based Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Rural Development?
Food Security, Nutrition, and Home Gardens?
CSDi Winter Quarter 2012: Online Development Courses Begin January 11
341. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change 1: Designing & Funding CBA Projects. January 11 – March 5, 2012. Contemporary methods of developing sustainable, impact-oriented projects. Gain practical field experience using evidence-based activities & develop a real project in real time. Student CBA projects have included efforts to help communities in Yemen, Morocco, Tanzania and Cameroon recover from unprecedented droughts that exhausted their water sources.
342. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change 2: Planning for Impact.
343. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change 3: The Community Focus. January 11 – March 5, 2012. What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? Use local knowledge to learn about vulnerability, adaptive capacity & traditional strategies. For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.
344. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change 4: Sustainable Implementation.
303. Food Security, Nutrition and Home Gardens 1: January 11 – March 5, 2012. Implement a 12-month family gardening project. Develop a baseline of your community’s food security and nutritional levels. Learn about food security, good nutrition, and the garden activities that support them—and then learn how to build a project that puts your community on the path to using their own skills to address their specific needs. Become the Solution.
304. Food Security, Nutrition and Home Gardens 2: January 11 – February 20, 2012. How do you care for & maintain a food garden? How do you control pests? What happens if you have desert soil—or a shortage of water? Learn how to combine garden produce with daily staples to prepare nutritious meals that contain vitamins A, C and D. Increase family understanding of kitchen hygiene, cooking, and nutrition—including using delicious nutrition-packed recipes.
101. From the Ground Up: Designing & Funding Sustainable Projects. January 11 – March 5, 2012. Develop a Real Project in Real Time. We’ll walk you, step-by-step, through a community-based project using proven methods. Learn a range of skills including participatory needs assessments, community capacity building workshops, and evidence-based project design. You will learn strategies from others in the class facing similar challenges. Become the Solution.
102. Project Architecture: Planning for Impact.
The Courses also Provide the Following Resources:
Weekly discussions, and assignment examples & templates
Documents on course topics by contemporary experts.
Books, posters and manuals available online for download.
Internet development links organized by sector.
Class forum for posting questions to your classmates.
Access to tools and resources on the Center site.
There are no books to buy—all course materials can be linked to, or downloaded from the course site.
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