Knowledge for better food systems

A new online course on climate change and agriculture by the UNDP, FAO and UNITAR starting on 13 November 2017

13 Nov 2017

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by UNITAR, FAO and UNDP, titled ‘National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture’, is timed to launch in parallel with the upcoming climate talks (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

During the course, participants will have the chance to engage with global experts on climate change, and explore best practices, country examples and new approaches for building climate resilience in an interactive video-based format.

The course will allow participants to delve deeper into the importance of adequate adaptation planning, and to acquire tools to identify and prioritize adaptation options in agricultural sectors, ensure effective coordination and governance for climate change adaptation actions, and explore mechanisms for funding and safeguarding livelihoods.

MOOC Topics

  • Week 1: Introduction to climate change adaptation, agriculture and food security
  • Week 2: International Frameworks and National Adaptation Planning
  • Week 3: Identifying and assessing climate change impacts and risks
  • Week 4: Identifying and prioritizing climate adaptation options
  • Week 5: Governance, coordination and finance
  • Week 6: Communications, monitoring and evaluation

The registration for the six-week course is open and the course will start on 13 November 2017. To learn more about the course see here.