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FAQs: Introduction to Resilience for Development MOOC I 31 October - 27 November 2017

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This document answers all your questions related to the Introduction to Resilience for Development: Massive Open Online Course. 

Introduction to Resilience for Development is a two-part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Part 1: 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. Part 1 runs from 31 October through 27 November 2017. Part 2, Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity and Development Plans, will build upon Part 1 and discuss how resilience assessment tools can be used to inform the implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and to enhance protected area management. Part 2 will run from 23 January to 13 February 2018. Learn how to register here: 

Part 1: Understanding Resilience Thinking
Week 1: How can we live well without depleting the planet? – 31 Oct. to 6 Nov. 2017.
Week 2: How can we put resilience thinking into practice? – 7 Nov. to 13 Nov. 2017.
Week 3: How do we conduct a resilience assessment? – 14 Nov. to 20 Nov. 2017.
Week 4: How do we act on a resilience assessment? – 21 Nov. to 27 Nov. 2017.

Part 2: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity and Development Plans
Week 1: Introduction to resilience thinking & policies – 23 Jan. to 29 Jan. 2018.
Week 2: Resilience thinking and NBSAPs – 30 Jan. to 6 Feb. 2018.
Week 3: Climate resilience and protected areas – 7 Feb. to 13 Feb. 2018.

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