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

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