Free e-learning course: intro to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change

Swiss NGO DRR Platform has developed an introductory course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), targeted at practitioners new to the DRR and CCA fields:

The four course modules cover the key concepts of DRR and CCA, practical case studies of different geographic contexts, illustrative video material and further references. The modules are:

Basic definitions and concepts. In this module you will

  • Learn how disasters and climate change impact nations, societies, cultures, economies and the environment
  • Familiarize with key terms on DRR and CCA, and key international frameworks such as the Sendai Framework and the Paris Climate Agreement

Conceptual guidance. In this module you will

  • Familiarize with the main approaches for DRR and CCA and their underlying concepts
  • Learn about targeted/stand-alone DRR and CCA, integrated DRR and the resilience approach of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform

Practical illustrations. In this module you will:

  • Review practical examples of targeted and integrated approaches to DRR/CCA and resilience building
  • See how the approaches have been implemented in different risk contexts and geographic regions
  • Learn about the differences and similarities of the different approaches

Integrating DRR and CCA. In this module you will:

  • Familiarize with integrating DRR and CCA into project and programme cycles
  • Review enabling factors and frameworks for mainstreaming
  • Learn about tools and methodologies to integrate DRR and CCA into the project cycle

You can access the course modules via weADAPT.

 

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