Understanding Resilience Thinking

This course introduces the concept of resilience and shows how you can use resilience assessments to address pressing conservation and development challenges. You will learn about the key steps for conducting resilience assessments, how to develop resilience assessments using existing frameworks, and how to use these results to develop effective sustainable development and conservation actions.

 Languages: English, French, Spanish
 Estimated effort: 3 hours/all course requirements
 Course type: Self-paced e-learning module
Partners: CBD, ECOSURUNDP, NBSAP Forum, Flanders, GEF, TNCPronaturaSwedBio


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Understanding Resilience Thinking introduces the concept of resilience and shows how you can use resilience assessments to address pressing conservation and development challenges. You will learn about the key steps for conducting resilience assessments, how to develop resilience assessments using existing frameworks, and how to use these results to develop effective sustainable development and conservation actions.

This course is aimed at policymakers, managers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone. The course is hosted by UNDP, in partnership with SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological DiversityPronaturaECOSURNBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The course is co-funded by the United Nations Development Programme and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Course Completion Requirements

Please note that only the online lessons, the final course exam, and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate. The webinars, readings, and TED talks are all optional supplementary material should you want to dive deeper into a given topic.

The content of this self-paced e-learning module was used during the two-part Massive Open Online Course “Introduction to Resilience for Development”, which took place in October - November 2017. View the course summary report below.

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  • 6 Modules
  • 15 Activities
  • Course Certificate

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