You are welcome to enrol in the Introduction to Resilience for Development MOOC, a free, two-part, trilingual course facilitated in English, French, and Spanish, started on October 31. The course is designed for policymakers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone interested.

This course is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Pronatura, ECOSUR, NBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The course is co-funded by UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through SwedBio.

Resilience is increasingly being used in development policies and programming as an approach to build capacity to deal with change. There are a wide range of approaches available and others that are under development for assessing and measuring resilience.

SwedBio has contributed to part 1 of the course, “Understanding Resilience Thinking”, focussing on introducing key concepts of resilience and approaches for resilience assessments.

Part 2 “Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity and Development Plans” will launch in January 2018.

The course started on October 31, but late registration is open, here.