Communicating the value of biodiversity

In this course, you will learn to effectively communicate the importance of nature for humanity and for the health of the planet. This course is designed to help people who are not experts in the topic to integrate more effective communication skills into their work.

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Duration: Self-paced
Estimated effort: 30-45 minutes/lesson
Languages: English, French, Spanish
 Requirements: Internet connection

UNDP, the NBSAP Forum, the CBD Secretariat, and Rare are excited to offer you a self-paced course in Communicating the Value of Biodiversity! As we face accelerating biodiversity and climate change crises, it is critical to effectively communicate the importance of nature for humanity and for the health of the planet. This course is designed to help people who are not experts in communication to integrate communication into their work. 

This course consists of five lessons. Each lesson has been written to stand alone so that you can select the lessons most applicable to your work. For best results, you should follow the lessons in chronological order. 

  • Lesson 1: How to inform and build awareness focuses on finding your audience, gaining its attention and gauging its response.
  • Lesson 2: How to engage and advocate around biodiversity issues introduces you to strategies for getting people excited and motivated around biodiversity.
  • Lesson 3: How to collaborate on biodiversity conservation helps you to identify collaborators and provides you with strategies for collaborating and building a network.
  • Lesson 4: Creating an effective biodiversity communication plan provides a step by step guide for communicating effectively about biodiversity.
  • Lesson 5: Power dynamics to consider in biodiversity communications explores how you can navigate differences in power or perception when designing effective communications.

Learning objectives

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Frame issues so your audience understands them.
  • Engage with stakeholders using the appropriate channels.
  • Promote behaviour change through engaging effectively with different stakeholder groups
  • Identify collaborators and build a network
  • Create an effective biodiversity communication plan
  • Understand power dynamics involved in biodiversity conservation

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must complete:

  • Five online lessons
  • The course survey

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Course Includes

  • 6 Modules
  • Course Certificate
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Ibrahim Lawan

I have completed the course and learnt a lot from it.
Can I get a soft copy of the course materials in PDF for future reference? Thank you.

Idris Umar Zungum

I had a great time learning about nature and i was particularly happy the module captured my area of interest.

simon mureu

I am having difficult with cklic here flash disck to start a coures

Gonzalo de la Fuente

Dear Julie,

I hope you are doing well. I want to ask you if I could have digital document with all information about the course because I like to underline the important ideas when I am studying.

Thanks for considering my request.

Gonzalo

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Gonzalo,
We are so pleased to hear you would like to extract the important ideas from the course! I recommend copy and pasting the parts of the lesson that you would like to keep in your files for reference, since we do have have these lessons in PDF form and the lessons are meant to be interactive on the site. I hope you understand and thank you so much for being part of the LfN community!

Maryory Andrea Velado Cano

I really enjoyed and learned a lot through this course. I highly recommend people to do it

Beatriz Gomez

Hi, I just finished the course and would like to get a printable version for future reference. Is that possible?

Julie Kapuvari

Hi Beatriz,
Congratulations on completing the course! I suggest that you review the lessons again where you can copy and pasting the important parts of the lesson that you would like to keep for future reference. We do have have these lessons in PDF form since the lessons are meant to be interactive on the site. Thank you so much for being part of the LfN community!

Daniel Muñoz

Dear Course Coordinator,

I realize that taking this course in English is some sort of a handicap for me, so I would like to switch to Spanish (even though I specified in the registration that Spanish is my preferred language) but I never see the language option when starting Communicating the value of biodiversity and now I would like to start over.

Thanks for your help

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Daniel,
Thank you for your comment. You can change the language of the course at any time by hovering over the Language button in the top bar (to the right of “About – e-Learning Opportunities – Groups”) of the page which says “English” and clicking “Espanol.” Please let us know if this works for you!

Carmela Patania

un bel corso

Angel Gonzalez

Saludos a todo el equipo que logro ofrecernos este genial curso, muy buena la informacion, bien presentada, de facil acceso, muy buen contenido y de gran utilidad la informacion. Felicitaciones, a su orden. Recuerden en estos dias que la prevencion es la clave ante el covid-19.

Mauro Rey

Me encanto, aveces algunos ejercicios me confundieron pero en general fue bastante bueno, la plataforma de trabajo es muy buena también.