- 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.
The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros.
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.
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
- Email address
Dr. Shuaib Lwasa
Prof. Andy Gouldson
Dr. Stelios Grafakos
Dr. David Dodman
Dr. Diana Reckien
Dr. Nathalie Jean Baptis
For more information and registration: Visit the Coursera website