Massive Open Online Course

Course MOOC Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

Course dates

The MOOC Planning for Climate Change in African Cities is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 2-4 weeks.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

Course information

Climate change poses a threat to economic growth and long-term prosperity of many countries around the world. Africa is not an exception, considering the actual and potential impacts of climate change and climate variability that will threaten its vulnerable sectors and human populations. African countries are projected to experience changing rainfall patterns, rising sea levels, and higher temperatures that will affect food security, agricultural production, water availability, and public health, among others. These climate change impacts and climate variability can further produce social and political problems, such as rural-urban migration and water resource disputes.   

The Course on Planning for Climate Change in African Cities provides the foundation for understanding cities’ exposure and sensitivity to climate change, and how cities can manage these impacts in the face of growing uncertainty. 

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

• Recognise the effects, impacts, and drivers of climate change in cities
• Understand the drivers of urban risk and vulnerability in the context of climate change 
• Distinguish the typologies, approaches, and tensions of climate change adaptation 
• Explain the different approaches and steps in climate change planning 
• Examine the decision support and assessment tools for climate change
• Develop a climate change plan based on participants’ city contexts

Contact

Course Inquiries

Instructors

Veronica Olivotto

Dr. Shuaib Lwasa

Prof. Andy Gouldson

Marcus Mayr

Dr. Stelios Grafakos

Dr. David Dodman

Dr. Diana Reckien

Dr. Nathalie Jean Baptis

Course dates

The MOOC Planning for Climate Change in African Cities is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 2-4 weeks.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

Tax
Not applicable
Duration
5 weeks
Offered by
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Discipline
Nature
Course type
Course | MOOC
Instruction language
English
Mode of instruction
online
Funding
Private
Partner

ALGA: The African Local Government Academy

Registration

For more information and registration: Visit the Coursera website