Have you ever wonder how to enhance your knowledge on disasters? Or to get introduced to the subject and learn about disasters risk management?
No need to take evening classes or even to sit behind a desk to get an extra degree… The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Cologne University of Applied Science offer a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on disasters risk reduction.
Among other consequences, disasters kill people, destroy infrastructure, damage ecosystems and undermine development. Climate change is expected to aggravate existing disaster risks. Ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction can be a strategy with multiple benefits.
With the headline: Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate, the MOOC aims to improve 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.
Delivered through a series of lectures and case studies, quizzes and peer-reviewed exercises, along with additional study materials provided to the students, the course intends to benefit first disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers; but also provides tools and lectures for beginners.
In addition, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking through real life and fictitious problem solving exercises.
So, what are you waiting for? Take this MOOC and get introduced to the issues or improve your knowledge!
Note to readers:
The MOOC is accessible via the herewith link.
It is offered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Cologne University of Applied Science in collaboration with the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability and Center for Natural Resources and Development.