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FAQs: Introduction To Resilience For Development MOOC Part 2: I 23 January – 12 February 2018

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This document answers all your questions related to Part 2 of the Introduction to Resilience for Development Massive Online Open Course: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans.

Introduction to Resilience for Development is a two-part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Part 2, Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans, takes place from 23 January - 12 February 2018. You will learn how resilience thinking can be used help facilitate delivery of the global biodiversity and development agendas. With a focus on national biodiversity plans, the course shows how resilience thinking can inform policymaking, planning, and implementation to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. 

Part 2 builds upon Part 1, Understanding Resilience Thinking, which took place from 31 October - 27 November 2017. Part 1 introduced the concept of resilience and showed how resilience assessments can be used to address pressing conservation and development challenges. Participants learned about the key steps for conducing resilience assessments, how to develop resilience assessments using existing frameworks, and how to use these results to develop effective sustainable development and conservation actions.

The course is aimed at policymakers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone. 

Part 2: Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans will cover the following topics:

Week 1: Resilience thinking and the global agenda – 23 January to 29 January 2018
Week 2: Applying resilience thinking to national biodiversity plans – 30 January to 5 February 2018
Week 3: Building resilience for protected areas in the context of climate change – 6 February to 12 February 2018

Access the syllabus here:

Alternatively, you can contact Viktoriia Brezheniuk, the course coordinator, at

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