Sign In

 

 See also:

 
 

 Content Editor ‭[1]‬

 

​ Courses starting soon:

 

 Starting soon:

 
 

 Disclaimer

 

Disclaimer

These pages may contain links and references to third-party web-sites. The UNCCD secretariat provides these links only as a convenient service. The inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the UNCCD secretariat.
​E-learning opportunities
 
The secretariat is only responsible for those modules it has developed. The others are provided here as part of the effort to support networking in capacity building. The creators of the e-course are therefore responsible for their content. This information is constantly updated so that the latest courses in relevant areas are always accessible.
Filter on language:
Filter on Topic:
Introduction To Permaculture Course
This online course covers the first section of the full Permaculture Design Certificate Course. This introductory course covers the ethics and principles of Permaculture and Natural Systems Design.

Date: Anytime
Organization: The Permaculture Education Center
Topic:

Online Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)
A 72- hour intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC) teaches students how to design a sustainable system, from developing ecological food production and water harvesting systems, to building healthy soils and designing sustainable human settlements.

Date: Anytime
Organization: The Permaculture Education Center
Topic:

Applying to U.S. Universities
This course has been developed for international students wanting to study in a university of the United States. It helps them navigate the U.S. university admission process.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Coursera
Topic:

Education for environmental sustainability (in Spanish)
A free online course introducing the main issues related to sustainable environments.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Aula Fácil
Topic:

Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in agriculture, forestry and other land use sector
This new online course deals with agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector, and supports the efforts of developing countries in the identification, development and implementation of country specific mitigation actions in the context of national sustainable development.  

Date: Open anytime
Organization: FAO
Topic:

Estimating GHG Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use with EX-ACT (Self-Paced Course)
This e-course developed by World Bank and FAO, shows you step-by-step how to carry out green house gas and carbon accounting, using the Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for projects relating to Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The World Bank
Topic:

Black Gold: The Secrets of Compost
This short video was filmed with garden graduates in Swaziland, and is the first in a series of training workshop film adaptations which aim to present practical information using the storytelling tradition to enliven learning. 

Date: anytime open
Organization: GardenAfrica
Topic:

Online course on Soil Erosion
Erosion and sedimentation are serious long term problems which affect everyone. Therefore, it is in our best interest to protect our valuable natural resources by minimizing erosion and off-site sedimentation. With proper planning and implementation of selected soil erosion and sedimentation control measures, erosion and off-site sedimentation can be prevented or substantially reduced.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Freie Universität Berlin
Topic:

Diploma in Climate Change and the post Kyoto era: mitigation, adaptation, technology and financing (in spanish)
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Green Fund offer scholarships to qualified candidates from the Americas to enrich their professional development through the Diploma in Climate Change and the post Kyoto era: mitigation, adaptation, technology and financing.

Date: 05 august 2015 - 09 March 2016
Organization: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OEA) and the Green Fund (Fondo Verde)
Topic:

Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (in Spanish)
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Green Fund offer scholarships to qualified candidates from the Americas to enrich their professional development through the Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.

Date: 05 August 2015 - 09 March 2016
Organization: The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OEA) and the Green Fund (Fondo Verde)
Topic:

Online Masters degree in Organic Agriculture (in Spanish)
This international online Master's offered by the International Institute for Environmental Training (IIFA) aims at expanding student´s knowledge as regards organic agriculture production.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The International Institute for Environmental Training (IIFA)
Topic:

Innovations for Food Security: The Business of Sustainable Land and Water Management
In this first of The Water Channel Webinars, Dr. Frank van Steenbergen introduces an overview of “where we are” in terms of land and water management, in the context of water and food security.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The Water Channel
Topic:

VI Course on Remediation of Soils and Aquifers
This online course is aimed at people that is working on the management of soils and aquifers, especially in remediation and technological innovation.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Autonomous National University of Mexico
Topic:

The LenCD learning package on Capacity
LenCD is an informal and open Learning Network on Capacity Development, supported by the UNDP. The LenCD learning package on Capacity is a freely available online resource, designed to help country and sector level practitioners extend their knowledge and skills for facilitating sustainable capacity development.​ 

Date: Open anytime
Organization: LenCD, Train4Dev
Topic:

Soil Health and New Soil Testing Methods
This webinar will give participants an overview of soil health and new soil testing tools that take into account the contribution of soil microbes, allowing producers to make informed nutrient management decisions.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

An Experimental Case Study for Soil Health
This webinar teaches the link between soil's health improvement and crop yields increase, based on an experimental case study.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

Investment Planning toward Low Emissions Development
This online course offered by the World Bank teaches how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low emissions development that go beyond a project-by-project approach.

Date: June 01, 2015 - June 22, 2015
Organization: The World Bank
Topic:

Weather Risk Management (Gestión de Riesgos Climáticos)
This free online course developed by the Inter-american Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) explains the causes and problems of the climate change phenomenon "El Niño" in the agricultural, forestry and aquaculture sectors in central America.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: El Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
Topic:

E-learning course: Nurturing Our Planet
This online course provide students with the foundation required to manage resources by understanding what constitutes healthy ecosystem processes.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Savory Institute
Topic:

Online course on Ecotourism (L'écotourisme: Imaginons-le ensemble)
This MOOC is offered jointly by the University of Jendouba in Tunisia and the University of Toulouse - Jean Jaurès in France and aims to help you distinguish and define ecotourism among other forms of tourism. 

Date: 01 - 12 July, 2015
Organization: University of Jendouba (Tunisia) and the University of Toulouse (France)
Topic:

Management for water user organizations (Gestión para organizaciones de usuarios de agua)
This online course aims at training and supporting water communities in managing their hydric resources through the development of decision-making competencies.

Date: 22 June 2015 - 17 August, 2015
Organization: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Topic:

Introductory course on Earthworm culture (Curso de introducción a la lombricultura)
This short do-it-yourself e-learning course will introduce students to earthworm culture as a strategy of suitable land management on farms.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
Topic:

Online course on Water and Waste Management (Curso en línea en Gestión de aguas y control de vertidos)
This free and self-paced on-line course offers students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the main concepts and issues regarding water and waste management.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Aula Fácil
Topic:

UN CC:Learn Introductory e-course on Climate Change
A free self-paced e-learning course covering six modules including climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning, by the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change (UN CC:Learn)
Topic:

Mediation Skills
Mediation is used in the context of international and intra-state conflicts with the aim of achieving peace. This e-Learning course will enable participants to enhance their knowledge, strategies and skills in mediation processes.

Date: 21 Sep - 18 Oct 2015
Organization: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Topic:

World Bank Various courses on Climate Change and Governance
The World Bank e-institute offers various e-learning courses and webinars in fields related to capacity building. The e-Institute was launched as a virtual learning classroom to provide convenient, easy, and reliable access to cutting edge knowledge and communities of practice. More than forty-five e-Learning courses address complex real-world problems in priority areas such as governance, health, cities, climate change, and public private partnerships.

Date: See calendar
Organization: The World Bank
Topic:

Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC
Develop your understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework.

Date: 21 Sep - 15 Nov 2015
Organization: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Topic:

Introduction to Water Diplomacy
This course seeks to raise awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide, thereby emphasising the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to manage the resources.

Date: 09 Nov - 06 Dec 2015
Organization: United nations institute for training and research (UNITAR)
Topic:

Introduction to the United Nations System
This e-Learning course aims to provide an overview of the United Nations, as well as a historical, political, and analytical framework for liaising more effectively with UN representatives and staff.

Date: 25 May - 05 Jul 2015
Organization: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Topic:

Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World
This course aims to help participants understand what public diplomacy is, how its practice has evolved over time and how the current challenges are being addressed. It also examines a range of tools and techniques available to public diplomacy practitioners.

Date: 19 Oct - 15 Nov 2015
Organization: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Topic:

Online E-learning Course on the Reformed Common Agricultural Policy
A comprehensive online course on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP PRO), organized by The Groupe de Bruges. The e-learning course is part of a larger project: ‘Can EU CAP it?’

Date: Deadline 30 April, 2015
Organization: Ypard
Topic:

Social Entrepreneurship
This free online course teaching about how to generate societal impact through Social Entrepreneurship (S-ENT). This course describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create social change.

Date: April 21 2015 - July 14 2015
Organization: Coursera - Copenhagen business school
Topic:

Capacity Building Programme in Renewable Energy
An advanced online training programme offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) aiming at promoting capacity building and knowledge exchange in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Topic:

Resilience in Food Security Analysis
This e-learning course introduces the concept of resilience and its possible use in food security analysis. The course is part of the e-learning curriculum entitled "Food Security Information for Decision Making".  

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Global Governance for Hunger Reduction, FAO, European Union, IFAD, WFP
Topic:

Food Security Concepts and Frameworks
This e-learning course, entitled Food Security Concepts and Frameworks, is part of the e-learning curriculum entitled “Food Security Information for Action”.  The curriculum is being developed as part of the EC-FAO Food Security Information for Action Programme. he curriculum is being developed to support capacity building and on-the-job training at national and local food security information systems and networks.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Global Governance for Hunger Reduction, FAO, European Union, IFAD, WFP
Topic:

Food Security Policies - Formulation and Implementation
This e-learning course, titled Food Security Policies - Formulation and Implementation, is part of the e-learning curriculum titled “Food Security Information for Action”. The curriculum is being developed to support capacity building and on-the-job training at national and local food security information systems and networks. 

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Global Governance for Hunger Reduction, FAO, European Union, IFAD, WFP
Topic:

Wheat - Production and Postproduction
This online course offered by the International Rice Research Institute in a cooperation with the Wheat Improvement Center, teaches the process of Wheat production. The service was launched as a service to people working to improve the well-being of poor cereal farmers and consumers.  

Date: Open anytime
Organization: International Rice Research Institute and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
Topic:

Communicating for Food Security
The curriculum has been developed with the aim of strenghtening capacities at national and local food security information systems and networks.  

Date: Open
Organization: Global Governance for Hunger Reduction, FAO, European Union, IFAD, WFP
Topic:

Climate Change and Food Security
This e-learning course, entitled Climate Change and Food Security, is part of the e-learning curriculum entitled "Food Security Information for Decision Making". The course aims at supporting capacity building at national and local food security information systems and networks.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Global Governance for Hunger Reduction, FAO, European Union, IFAD, WFP
Topic:

Certificate Course in Climate Change
The Certificate in Climate Change is an advanced online course for individuals wanting to strengthen their knowledge as regards climate change issues, and improve their career prospects.

Date: 1st of Every Month for Two Months
Organization: Capacity Africa
Topic:

Certificate in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development requires meeting the basic needs of all and extending to all the opportunity to satisfy their aspirations for a better life. This online course introduces participants to sustainable development, as a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Date: 1st of Every Month for Two Months
Organization: Capacity Africa
Topic:

Certificate Course in Community Development
In recent years, more often than not, community development has involved local people seeking and taking advantage of opportunities or working together to solve problems. This online course aims at enabling community activists and workers to gain a thorough understanding of community development.

Date: 1st of Every Month for Two Months
Organization: Capacity Africa
Topic:

Building Models in Ecology and Natural Resources Management
This course addresses issues related to the ecology and biology, natural resources administration, environmental impact studies and any work related to the interaction of man and nature.

Date: Any time 2014
Organization: Politechnic University of Catalonia
Topic:

Statistics and Climate Change in Africa (Self-Study)
Climate change is an issue many people talk about but not many people really understand properly. This course gives participants the scientific and institutional background information they need for hands-on work in this area.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Topic:

Best Management Practices for Low Land Irrigated & Rainfed Rice
This free online course teaches the entire process of rice production, including land and water management.  

Date: Open anytime
Organization: International Rice Research Institute
Topic:

Cropping Systems - Production and Postproduction
This course elaborates on environmental, agronomical and socioeconomic aspects of croping systems, as well as on the question of how to combine agriculture and the conservation of nature.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: International Rice Research Institute and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Topic:

Food Security Concepts and Frameworks
Online course defining the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme (EU, FAO, IFAD, WFP)
Topic:

Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects
The course provides guidance on how to introduce social analysis into investment programmes and projects.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: FAO
Topic:

Communicating for Food Security
This course provides guidance on how to design and implement a communication strategy for food security information.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme
Topic:

Introduction to Water Treatment
Learn about urban water services, focusing on basic drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: edX / Delft University of Technology
Topic:

Introduction to Geology
Geology is important in understanding the soil processes. Take this class and learn the basics!

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors
This training manual offered by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), focuses on marketing aspects and other topics related to making a small farm economically viable.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
Topic:

Teaching Organic Farming: Resources for Instructors
This 600-page training manual, published by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASF) of the University of California Santa Cruz, covers practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, including applied soil science.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
Topic:

Short online course: the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)
This short e-learning course has been developed to support the efficacious realization of the Thirteenth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 13) through supporting the building capacity of all the participants. CRIC 13 that took place between 25–27 March 2015, in Bonn, Germany.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Topic:

Introductory Course to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
This course introduces students to the Ramsar Convention, which was the first treaty to recognize that wetlands are among the most productive sources of ecological support on earth.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Topic:

Introductory Course to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
This course introduces students to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the legally binding framework for the conservation and sustainable use of all plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Topic:

Introductory Course to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
This course introduces students to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is the legally binding framework for the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Topic:

Bajemos la temperatura - Por qué se debe evitar un planeta 4°C más cálido
World Bank’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), providing a summary of the key impacts and challenges of a 4°C warmer world by the end of this century.

Date: 08 June - 13 July, 2015
Organization: The World Bank
Topic:

Introductory Course to the International Legal Framework on Ozone Depletion
This course provides an overview of the international legal framework in the fight against ozone depletion. First, it describes the threats posed to the ozone layer by the use of ozone-depleting substances and analyzes the main obligations under the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Topic:

Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet
Participants in this free online course will learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system.

Date: 06 Jul 2015
Organization: Future Learn / Lancaster University
Topic:

Learning for Sustainability
This free online course aims at refining participants' own understanding of 'sustainability' in light of the range of definitions, contexts and educational approaches that will be discussed.

Date: 22 June 2015 - 26 July 2015
Organization: Coursera / The University of Edinburgh
Topic:

Tools for teaching Water and Sustainable Development
Learning materials for schools developed by UN Water in several languages.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: UN Water
Topic:

Thirsty Energy: The energy-water nexus
Infographics designed with the aim of understanding the linkages between water and energy and the current risks for the energy sector.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The World Bank
Topic:

Global Food Security: Addressing the Challenge
This course introduces the issue of food security and explores some of the different ways in which it has been described both in research and in practice and consider key concerns for the future.

Date: August 31 - October 26
Organization: Future Learn / Lancaster University
Topic:

Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar
Explore the forests of the world, from the taiga to the tropical rainforest! Learn why humans depend on them, and how we can sustainably manage forests for us and the many species with whom we share them.

Date: 30-Sep-15
Organization: University of Wisconsin–Madison
Topic:

REDD+ Learning Sessions
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Forest and Climate Programme's online Learning Sessions are a collection of free learning tools to leverage and share REDD+ knowledge and expertise.

Date:
Organization: WWF
Topic:

Diploma in Environmental Science (Free online course)
This free online diploma course provides students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of environmental science and covers many topics such as understanding the earth's processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, the importance of global water supplies, and the effects of climate change.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Alison
Topic:

Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project
Learn about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Agriculture and the World We Live In
Take the course and learn how agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Open2Study
Topic:

Agricultural Science and Policy I
This course gives understanding of the scientific underpinnings of policy issues related to soils, water, air, biomass forestry and energy, especially those involving the environment.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Tufts Open Courseware
Topic:

Empowering Women in Agriculture: Strengthening Production and Dietary Diversity to Improve Nutrition
This is the second of a three-part webinar series, Women's Empowerment and Men's Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and Nutrition.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Topic:

Mitigating Agriculture's Impact
This free course examines a range of solutions that address the impacts of agriculture on the environment, mainly focusing on air, soil, water, land use, climate change and biodiversity.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Yale University
Topic:

Environmental Politics and Law
This course deals with the environment from the perspective of law. Students will explore the question of how law can change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging.

Date: Anytime
Organization: Open Yale course
Topic:

Assessing Community Capacity and Vulnerability to Strengthen Resilience
Recording of webinar "Assessing Community Capacity and Vulnerability to Strengthen Resilience: Lessons from Myanmar's Dry Zone."

Date:
Organization: FSN Network webinar
Topic:

Organic Transition Course
This course will guide farmers making a complete transition to certified organic farming, those interested in integrating more sustainable methods into their current farming system, those wanting to learn how certified organic farming works - through topics related to growing and selling certified organic products.

Date: Anytime
Organization: Rodale Institute
Topic:

Principios Orientadores del Orden Jurídico Urbano II
This course will discuss a new legal-urban order that is based on a conceptual regime of social and environmental functions of the property and the city within democratic management and governability of urban land.

Date: 29/09/2014 - 16/10/2014 (Application Deadline: 17/09/2014)
Organization: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in cooperation with  University College London, the United Kingdom
Topic:

Nurturing Our Planet - The Ecosystem Processes That Sustain Us
This is part two of a six unit e-learning course which is designed to provide students with the foundation of Holistic Management. The course discusses the four ecosystem processes (water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow and community dynamics).

Date:
Organization: Savory Institute
Topic:

The Foundation of Holistic Management
This is part one of a six unit e-learning course which is designed to provide students with the foundation of Holistic Management.

Date:
Organization: Savory Institute
Topic:

New Framework for Decision Making: Describing the Whole Under Management and Creating Your Holistic Context
This is Part four of a six unit e-learning course which is designed to provide students with the foundation of Holistic Management.

Date:
Organization: Savory Institute
Topic:

Short Course on Sustainable Development
This short do-it-yourself course will introduce you to sustainable development, with an emphasis on its underlying ethics and values, and lets you explore those aspects that interest you in more detail.

Date: open anytime
Organization: International Environmental Forum
Topic:

Rural Environmental Management
This do-it-yourself course and training programme offers free, comprehensive learning material about rural environmental management.

Date: open anytime
Organization: International Environmental Forum
Topic:

Water and Food: Agricultural Flows and Water Markets
This webinar discusses physical and institutional dimensions affecting agricultural water flows, farmers’ irrigation and crop decisions, distortions caused by faulty policies and how water markets can be harnessed to manage scarcity.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The Water Channel
Topic:

Interactive maps: Mapping the Sahel drought
This interactive map offered by Al Jazeera explains the impacts of drought in the Sahel Zone. By clicking on the different central african countries visitors can learn for instance how many people are effected and how drought effects the local food production.

Date: open anytime
Organization: Al Jazeera
Topic:

Understanding Soil
This course gives you the opportunity to learn how soil is formed, its relationship with farmers and society, threats and global solutions to protect soil and much more!

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Allversity
Topic:

Food Security in the Changing Environment (MSc by Distance Learning)
This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable food production.

Date: Application process open through the year
Organization: Bangor University, United Kingdom
Topic:

Role of Soil Biology in Improving Soil Quality
This course teaches the role of soil biology in improving soil quality, and how the soil food web can be managed to increase nutrient cycling, water holding capacity, and other dynamic soil functions.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

The Environment of the Earth's Surface
Get basic understanding of the processes occuring on the Earth surface.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

International Politics and Climate Change
This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Advanced Soil Mechanics
Take the class and learn about the application of principles of soil mechanics

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Soil Behavior
The course presents a detailed study of soil properties with emphasis on interpretation of field and laboratory test data and their use in soft-ground construction engineering.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy
This online course will help students enhance their performance as a conference delegate, and as a result contribute to the overall efficiency and productiveness of conferences.

Date: 23 Feb - 22 Mar 2015
Organization: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Topic:

Growing Food Organically
In this comprehensive course, offered by the Gaia College,  you will learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques.

Date: September 15, 2014 (Next course begins in January)
Organization: Gaia College Website
Topic:

Climate Change
This course develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, political, economic and scientific perspectives on climate change.

Date: 11/08/2014 - 13/10/2014
Organization: The University of Melbourne - Coursera
Topic:

Forest Monitoring
Explore the instrument for deforestation and forest degradation mapping and obtain a free licence after completing the course!

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Stanford University
Topic:

Civil Society and the Environment
This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental governance

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution
Take the course and learn how the Earth surface was sculptured.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: MIT OpenCourseWare
Topic:

New Framework for Decision Making: Testing and Monitoring Decisions in Line with Your Holistic Context
This is Part V of a six unit e-learning course which is designed to provide students with the foundation of Holistic Management.

Date:
Organization: Savory Institute
Topic:

Introduction to Sustainable Development on Coursera
The e-learning course Introduction to Sustainable Development is an introductory module to the 14-week ‘Age of Sustainable Development’ course.

Date: Open
Organization: Columbia University
Topic:

2015 Summer Course Sustainable Environmental Management
Learn about sustainability approaches to poverty and social conflict reduction through this course offered by the University of California, Berkeley.

Date: June 27 – July 18, 2015
Organization: Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley
Topic:

Global Warming Science
This course focuses on the scientific causes of anthropogenic climate change by explaining the physical processes of climate and historical case studies of climate, such as past records of sea level, precipitation and green coverage zones.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Modeling and Assessment for Policy
This course explores the connection between scientific research and public policy. Participants will learn how to analyze and develop quantitative modeling techniques, and the influence these tools have on legislative decision-making.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

International Politics and Climate Change
This course explores the connections between climate change and international politics. The course examines anthropogenic impact of natural habitats during the 20th century, and the legacies of these actions.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Oregon State University Seed Science Web Course
This course, developed by Oregon State University, offers students an overview of the physiological and biochemical aspects of seeds and their impact on agricultural productivity.

Date: Winter and spring term each year
Organization: Oregon State University
Topic:

Seed Germination and Viability
This course familiarizes participants with seed germination and viability testing. The course covers seed ecology, viability, biogeography, germination and physiology of development.

Date: Open entry
Organization: Colorado State University
Topic:

Post-2015 Learning Hub Courses
The Post-2015 Learning Hub is a knowledge-exchange platform developed by the United Nations System Staff College. It offers online and in-person courses including topics such sustainable land management and drought mitigation related to the Millennium Development Goals.

Date: See course list
Organization: United Nations System Staff College
Topic:

Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Conservation Training is an open source platform offering courses on conservation issues such as REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) and sustainable land management.

Date: Open entry
Organization: Conservation Training
Topic:

Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States
This course provides an overview of climate change adaptation for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a focus on the environmental perspective.

Date:
Organization: University of Geneva (UNIGE) and National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)
Topic:

Organic Waste Management
Follow this online course and learn how organic waste management can contribute to solving a wide range of ecological problems

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Compostory.org
Topic:

Learning event on agroforestry, food security and climate change
Join the Community of practice and discuss with the rest of the members issues related to agroforestry, food security and climate change.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Topic:

Conservation agriculture for climate change mitigation
Learn from experts and practitioners from many countries and discuss the importance and different methods of conservation agriculture practices.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Topic:

Irrigation Techniques
Take part in the course and learn major methods of irrigation and using them in different environment

Date: Open at any time
Organization: Allversity
Topic:

Soil Health: Farming in the 21st Century
View the recording of the live presentation given at the 2013 National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting to understand the relevance of building soil health and sustainability in the 21st century.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

Improved Drought Forecasting and Warning
This e-learning course aims to provide the participant with an in depth understanding of drought early warning and forecasting.

Date: Open
Organization: that DEWFORA (Improving Drought Early Warning and Forecasting to strengthen preparedness and adaptation to droughts in Africa, www.dewfora.net) 
Topic:

Curso corto: Contaminación de Suelos
Through this online course you will learn the various processes of land degradation by soil contamination. You will also learn about the possible mechanisms of control, treatment and remediation of polluted soil.

Date: Application process open through the year (excepting August)
Organization: INEA - Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola Centro adscrito a la Universidad de Valladolid
Topic:

Empowering Women in Agriculture: Maximizing Nutrition Gain
This is the first of a three-part webinar series, Women's Empowerment and Men's Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and Nutrition.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Topic:

Diploma in Sustainable Development
Learn more about sustainable development for ustainable future using this free online diploma course.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Alison
Topic:

Developing adaptive silvicultural strategies in the context of climate change
Learn about the adaptive silvicultural planning process to receive the guidelines of incorporating climate change into natural resource management.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples
In this online course participants will learn about the principles of geochemistry and chemistry to analyze soil and sediment content.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy
This course explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Energy, Environment, and Society
Energy extraction is a key factor in topsoil reduction. Learn how to mitigate negative environmental impacts from energy production, conversion, distribution and use.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

The Environment of the Earth's Surface
This course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Organic Land Care Accreditation (Preparatory Course)
As an intensive course to prepare professional gardeners, farmers, landscapers and turf managers for the SOUL Organic Land Care Accreditation exam, the course discusess the topics covered in the exam, namely what sets organic / holistic horticulture apart from conventional horticulture.

Date: 6/10/2014 - 8/12/2014
Organization: Gaia College
Topic:

Valoración Económica Ecológica de Activos Naturales II
This course aims to present and develop tools and methods of economic and ecological valuation of natural assets.

Date: 29/09/2014 - 16/10/2014 (Application Deadline: 17/09/2014)
Organization: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in cooperation with Universidad Nacional UNA, Costa Rica
Topic:

Funcionamiento de los Mercados de Suelo Urbano en América Latina II
This course discusses the structural and operational aspects of land markets and their impact on the formation of land policies, in both small and large cities.

Date: 29/09/2014 - 16/10/2014 (Application Deadline: 17/09/2014)
Organization: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in cooperation with Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Topic:

Integrando los Instrumentos de Planeación y de Financiamiento II
This course teaches students to design tools that can be used to control urban development as well as methods of land value capture.

Date: 29/09/2014 - 16/10/2014 (Application Deadline: 17/09/2014)
Organization: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in cooperation with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Topic:

Diploma in Environmental Science
This course will teach you all about the earth and its system, whilst giving you a good understanding of the earth's resources as well. It will help you to recognise the factors that affect our environment. You will know the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources and understand how to manage water supplies. This course provides you with ways to protect the environment.

Date: Open
Organization: Alison
Topic:

The role of the National Focal Point to the UNCCD
The National Focal Points (NFPs) are the first and main point of contact for the Parties as regards the entire UNCCD process. This e-learning course is aimed at helping to capacitate NFPs through giving them the opportunity to better understand what their functions are; and to develop the necessary skills to carry out the same.

Date: Online, anytime
Organization: UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace
Topic:

Introduction to Project Management (Self-Study)
The term Project Management itself has a kind of vague, undefined shape to it. And it is certainly not an activity of simply creating a plan and then watching it play out perfectly. Being in control, keeping track of what's going on and knowing the difference between routines or standardised processes on the one hand and projects on the other is essential for success in today's business.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Topic:

Business and Climate Change
This course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of business risks and opportunities, tools to use and strategic questions to consider when developing a corporate climate change strategy.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Topic:

Webinar on Improving Nutrition in Senegal through “Nutrition-led Agriculture”
Register to attend this webinar exploring Yaajeende’s innovative Community Based Solution Provider model that is revolutionizing smallholder and household access to both nutritional and agricultural products and services.

Date: 05/09/2013
Organization: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Topic:

Videos and Webinars by the Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service offers a large collection of webinars and videos about soil. The Webinars are on topics like soil quality and soil health, land evaluation and spatial disaggregation.

Date:
Organization: The Natural Resources Conservation Service
Topic:

Water Microbiology
One of the most important challenges confronting the world today is Water Quality and Water Management. This course provides an opportunity to learn key skills and knowledge in the area of water microbiology and also gives the opportunity to acquire practical skills in a university water laboratory in Greece.

Date: Open
Organization: University of the Aegean, Greece
Topic:

Introduction to Forestry, Forest, Policy and Economics
This online course will refresh your knowledge and improve your understanding of forestry, market economics and help you understand the interconnections between forest economics and policies

Date: anytime open
Organization: European Forest Institute,  University of Joensuu, UN University,
Topic:

Drought facts webinar
This webinar defines drought and its characteristics. Participants learn about its impacts and  how it can be mitigated. By reference to the Ojos Negros Valley in Mexico it explains strategies how to cope with drought. The webinar is free and open anytime.

Date: anytime open
Organization: The Ojos Negros Research Group
Topic:

Curso sobre la Agricultura Ecológica
Get to know the specific techniques and the theoretical bases of organic agriculture and stay ahead of the future of the agricultural sector as a response to the new social, environmental and market trends.

Date: Application process open through the year (excepting August)
Organization: INEA - Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola Centro adscrito a la Universidad de Valladolid
Topic:

Curso de Especialista en Contaminación de Suelos
Obtain a deep understanding of the environmental problems caused by the contamination of soils. Through this course you will be able to perform tasks of control and minimization of pollutants, interventions of restoration and recovery of the soil, and implementation of international standards, community and state regulations for its protection.

Date: Application process open through the year
Organization: CESDE, Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa
Topic:

Free Webinar on Desertification and Citizen Action
​​Two webinars that were part of a forum on desertification that took place in February 2012.

Date: Open anytime online
Organization: UNCCD secretariat with EarthAction and The Global Citizens Initiative (TGCI)
Topic:

Tropical Forestry (MSc by Distance Learning)
This course provides part-time students from across the world with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management, forest measurement and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

Date: Application process open through the year
Organization: Bangor University, United Kingdom
Topic:

Drought the Death of Life
Short film about climate change, drought and indigenous nomadic tribes of Iran.

Date:
Organization: Drynet
Topic:

Regenerating Austrailia's soil health
The Austrailian National Landcare Facilitator partnered with Soils for Life to deliver a series of webinars to help drive a national conversation around soil health. The webinar series shares information and ideas from leading figures, scientists and farmers who have implemented landscape management changes.

Date: anytime open
Organization: The National Landcare Facilitator partnered with Soils for Life
Topic:

UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD)
Six day online course, designed to give teachers confidence, to help young people understand the causes and consequences of climate change today

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: UNESCO
Topic:

Organic Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture
This course will tackle the step by step procedures of making organic fertilizer such as Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ), Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ), Fish Amino Acid (FAA) and Tea Manure.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: Philippine's Department of Agriculture'
Topic:

Sustainable Crop Production
In this webinar participants can read and learn about sustainable crop production. In a very appealing way the course imparts knowledge about how sustainable crops are grown, how important the soil health is and what seeds should be choosen. The course is free and open anytime.

Date: anytime open
Organization: GRACE Communications Foundation
Topic:

Soil Quality
This webinar provides knowledge related to soil and soil quality. In short paragraphs topics like soil erosion, erosion control, sustainable nutrient management or covering of crops are explained. Also the website provides further reading materials related to the topics.

Date: open anytime
Organization: GRACE Communications Foundation
Topic:

Water Quality
This webinar provides knowledge related to water and water quality. In short paragraphs topics like water pollution, sources of pollutants, wells and groundwater and water usage and conservation are explained. The website also provides further readings related to the various topics.

Date: anytime open
Organization: GRACE Communications Foundation
Topic:

Soil Carbon Storage
This very appealing webinar gives a good insight into the topic of soil carbon storage. The content is explained in short texts and is illustrated with many pictures and graphics.

Date: Open anytime!
Organization: SCITABLE by nature education
Topic:

Educators: How to Be the Effective Communicator You Think You Are
This site gives tips on how to enhance online classes through  effective communication with students.

Date: Available any time online
Organization: Best colleges online
Topic:

Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation)
Develop a practical understanding of how trees can be used to stabilize degrading soils and improve land quality, usefulness and property value.

Date: Anytime Open!
Organization: ACS Distance Education
Topic:

Soil Management (Agriculture)
This course comprises various aspects of soil and soil health. Participants learn how to improve soils and how to benefit from them.

Date: anytime open
Organization:
Topic:

FAO Climate and Flood Forecast Applications in Agriculture (Bangladesh)
This free course which is offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN gives a good insight into the field of Climate and Flood Forecast Applications geared to the needs of Bangladesh.

Date: Open Anytime!
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Topic:

Webinar: Organic Seed Growers Conference 2012: Selected Live Broadcasts
eOrganic and the Organic Seed Alliance brings you selected live broadcasts from the Organic Seed Growers Conference in Port Townsend, WA.

Date: anytime open
Organization: The University of Vermont
Topic:

Environmental Earth Science
This course explores the many ways in which geologic and anthropologic processes control and modify the Earth's environment.

Date: Anytime Open
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Groundwater Hydrology
This free E-learning course covers fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Introduction to Sustainable Energy
This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic:

Webinar: From Forest Bonds to the Forest Finance Facility
This is an archive of a Learning Session that took place in 2012.The speaker in this session  is Iain Henderson, expert on Carbon Finance based in WWF Hong Kong, now working for UNDP in Geneva. He will tell us about his work with forest bonds in his presentation.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: REDD+ Community
Topic:

Community based adaptation to climate change
The e-learning tool 'Planning for Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change' supports training on community-based climate change adaptation in agriculture. The tool links research-based knowledge on climate change impacts with examples and experiences on CBA drawn from FAO field projects and a range of country-specific case studies. The intended outcoume of the tool is to assist all actors, who face the challenge of initiating and facilitating adaptation processes at community level.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Topic:

Trade in forest commodities and the role of phytosanitary measures
This short and free E-learning course provides a valuable insight into the topic of forest health practices and associated phytosanitary standards.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Topic:

Sustainable Communities: A Local Systems Approach to Planning
The course offers a systems perspective of community sustainability, looking through the lens of some of the common topics that communities are facing today-- energy, local food, built environments, mobility, natural resources, community capacity, and economic development.

Date:
Organization: University of Vermont
Topic:

Webinar: Performance of Organic Treatments in Long-Term Systems Trials: Organic Benefits and Challenges In the Face of Climate Change
This free webinar discusses the effects and benefits of organic treatments in long-term system trials in the face of climate change. The Webinar consists of an extansive video and other learning material. It is free and accesible anytime.

Date: anytime open
Organization: University of Vermont
Topic:

Drought Preparedness and Response
Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration. What can a municipal water supplier do to plan for or mitigate water shortages caused by drought?

Preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. This course will help water managers facing water shortages by illustrating how to employ tried-and-true strategies and tactics of drought mitigation, as well as new tools and methods.

Date: anytime open
Organization: American Water Works Education
Topic:

Watershed Management-Module
In this free e-Learning-Module, offered by the University of Berlin, the basics of watershed management are explained by various figures, texts, animations and other media.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Freie Universität Berlin
Topic:

Geomorphological Response to Climate Change (GRCC)
This free course, offered by the University of Berlin, looks at the dynamics of interactions between climate change and Geomorphology. The course introduces you the possible geomorphological responses to climate change.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Freie Uninversität Berlin
Topic:

Water Management
Irrigated lowland rice is normally grown under flooded conditions. Rice is the single biggest user of irrigation water in agriculture. To produce one kilogram of rice, it requires on the average of about 3000-5000 liters of water. Therefore, there is a need to develop and disseminate water management practices that can help farmers cope with water scarcity in irrigated environments.

Date: anytime open
Organization: International Rice Research Institute
Topic:

ONLINE DIPLOMA Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change
The Center for Sustainable Development offeres a diploma "Community Based Adaption to Climate Change" entirely conducted online. The diploma consists of 4 different online courses that need to be passed in order to get the diploma.

Date: anytime open
Organization: CSD (Center for Sustainable Development)
Topic:

Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+)
This curriculum, consisting of three, self-paced, online courses, provides a basic level of understanding of the basics of climate change, deforestation and forest degradation, and the REDD+ concept.

Date: anytime open
Organization: The Nature Conservancy in Cooperation with giz, WWF, Conservation Interational, CCBA, Rainforest Alliance
Topic:

Food Security, Nutrition and Starting Home Gardens
Start small, think simple. The purpose of the first year's workshops and the gardens that get planted are to give the participants a win—so that they will be encouraged to plant again the following year. Even if they plant only one bed 1 meter by 4 meters, they should be able to get positive, delicious, nutritious results.

Date: see course list
Organization: CSD (Center for Sustainable Development)
Topic:

Designing & Funding Community Based Projects with Sustainable Solutions
In this course you will learn a range of skills including participatory needs assessments and evidence-based project design

Date: see course list
Organization: CSD (Center for Sustainable Development)
Topic:

Introduction to Organic Soil Management and Nutrient Cycles
The Organic Farming Institute of British Columbia (OFIBC), offers both,
On Line Science and Technology and Field Training courses. It is recommended for novice organic farmers to begin with ORG 101: Introduction to Organic Soil Management and Nutrient Cycles or ORG 102: Organic Soil Management Practices and Transitioning to organic methods. Practicing organic farmers should select courses based on needs. Our Administrator, will be happy to assist you to select a training curriculum.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Organic Farming Institute of British Columbia
Topic:

Camel - Climate Change Education
A free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multi media resource for educators. Various free e-learning courses regarding the topic of Climate Change.

Date: anytime open
Organization: Camel - Climate Change Education
Topic:

Food Security Concepts and Frameworks
The courses offered approaching numerous topics such as Renewable Energy, Food Security, Teacher Education professional courses or Distance and eLearning Professional Development. All courses are offered in English and French.



Date: see calender
Organization: African Virtual University
Topic:

Coursera
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They offer courses from Princeton, University of Michigan, Stanford, and many other (U.S. based) Universities.

Date: See course list
Organization: Coursera
Topic:

Webinar: Community management planning and REDD+
Local communities play an important role in landscape conservation and in achieving Zero Net Deforestation and forest Degradation (ZNDD). While planning our landscape interventions, how can we make sure that community voices are heard and their aspirations included in bigger plans?

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: REDD+ Community
Topic:

Webinar: REDD+ at UNFCCC-COP18, Outcomes and Next Steps
This is an archive of a webinar that took place Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. In this webinar, Bruce Cabarle, Leader of WWF's international Forest and Climate Initiative, discusses REDD+ outcomes from the recent UNFCCC-COP18 climate change talks in Doha, Qatar and outlines potential next steps.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: REDD+ Community
Topic:

Webinar: Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and REDD+
National and jurisdictional REDD+ strategies often include payments to land owners and local communities for reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) has been in existence for the last 15 years and can provide many valuable lessons for REDD+, not only regarding the payment allocation, but also in terms of monitoring systems, institutional arrangements and contract options.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: REDD+ Community
Topic:

Gender Mainstreaming (Self-Study)
A gender mainstreaming strategy aims to make changes to the different status of women and men in order to prevent discrimination and eliminate disadvantages that arise from gender differences. The European Union refers to gender mainstreaming as the "integration of equal opportunities" in all policy actions, including legislation and programs, in all areas and at all levels.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Topic:

IFAD e-learning course on smallholder agriculture, environment and climate change
Want to learn more about how you can design and implement  environment and climate activities within your projects?  Make sure you consult the e-learning modules on smallholder agriculture, environment and climate change.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: IFAD
Topic:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) e-Centre
These distance learning courses have been designed to assist UNHCR staff and partners in developing their skills and knowledge base in several functional areas. The modules are available completely free of charge by down loading from this website. There is no need to register beforehand.

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic:

UNCCLearn: United Nations Platform for Training Services on Climate Change
​UN CC:learn is a collaborative platform that contributes to capacity building by enabling the development of learning initiatives on climate change.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: UNDP and UNEP with 33 partner organisations
Topic:

Ecological Sciences for Sustainable Development - Education Materials
Education, communication, and public awareness are essential elements in ensuring improvements in the quality of life of all people and their environment, eradication of poverty, reducing inequalities and promoting sustainable development.
Environmental education is key for respecting nature and for achieving international  agendas, including the  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); and the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD, 2005-2014).

Date: Open Anytime
Organization: UNESCO
Topic:

A Teacher’s Guide on desertification
​An activity and educational guide to help teachers to develop teaching programmes to understand and combat the phenomenon of desertification.

Date: Open anytime
Organization: UNESCO and UNCCD
Topic:

ItrainOnline: Training courses in use of new Information and Communication Technologies
​ItrainOnline is a joint initiative of eight organizations with exceptional expertise in computer and Internet training in the South. The ItrainOnline initiative aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs).​

Date: Open anytime
Organization: APC, Bellanet, FAO, IICD, INASP, OneWorld, Telecentre, UNESCO
Topic:

Introduction to Ecology
Learn all about the living world and how organisms interact with one another.  In this course you will cover a wide range of ecological concepts such as ecosystems, natural selection, competition, symbiotic relationships, the formation of rivers and mountains and how humans effect ecological processes.

Date: Open
Organization: ACS Distance Education
Topic:

Water Conservation and Management
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design, implement and assess water management plans and procedures. You will learn about water resources, how water conservation measures are applied in various contexts and improve your ability to apply these in the workplace and at home. The course aims to explain the importance of water in the world and the reasons for its sustainable  conservation and management, as well as the methods to save water in agriculture, industry and other occupations.

Date: Open
Organization: ACS Distance Education
Topic:

Conservation and Environmental Management
Conserving the natural resources of the planet earth has been desirable since ancient times. However, throughout history the basic principles of the use of natural resources have been ignored, sometimes with disastrous results. With this online course the student  will be capable of describing ecological processes and associated sustainable management techniques, investigating specific environmental problems and providing possible solutions, evaluating the relation between industry and pollution, explaining animal conservation strategies and developing profiles of three different conservation and/or environment loby group organizations and procedures used in promoting their cause.

Date: Open
Organization: ACS Distance Education
Topic:

Renewable Energy Sources
Many greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, occur naturally. However, during the past two centuries, human activities have also added significantly to the level of these naturally occurring gases. In particular, large amounts of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are produced by the use of non-renewable energy sources such as oil, natural gas and coal. This free online course is intended to introduce students to the whole area of energy sustainability, climate change and renewable energy technologies.

Date: Open
Organization: Alison
Topic:

Diploma in Sustainable Development
This free online Diploma in Sustainable Development reviews a diverse range of topics including what exactly sustainability is and what systems of practice are most commonly used, and in particular, examines the importance of sustainable development in counteracting global climate change. Two very important issues in sustainable development are energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation. The course reviews both non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examines how current and future demands for energy can be met for a growing global population.

Date: Open
Organization: Alison
Topic:

The Atmosphere, The Ocean, and Environmental Change
This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.

Date: Open
Organization: Yale University
Topic:

E-learning module on Integrated Water Resources Management
This module focuses on Integrated Water Resources Management.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: IWAS (International Water Research Alliance Saxony), together with the German IHP/HWRP (International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO and Hydrology and Water Resources Programme of WMO)
Topic:

Valuation and Mainstreaming of Ecosystem Services into Development Planning
Online training in three parts on economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: The OSLO consortium
Topic:

Planning for Community-based Adaption to Climate Change
Interactive learning sessions and practical resources for training on climate change adaptation in rural communities.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Topic:

Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: Introduction to Conflict Analysis
This course presents an introduction to the subject of conflict analysis, illustrating analytical tools used, with reference to two extended case studies, the conflict in Kosovo and the genocide in Rwanda.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
Topic:

IMark group: e-Learning modules on Knowledge and Information Management
​​The IMARK group offers e-learning modules focused on agricultural information management, with a focus on knowledge sharing for development.

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: FAO, in collaboration with over 30 partner and contributing organization
Topic:

InfoAsAid: Communication is Aid
The infoasaid e-learning course aims to raise awareness about the key components of effective communication with crisis-affected communities and to build knowledge and skills on how to communicate in practice.​

Date: Anytime, online
Organization: InfoAsAid
Topic:

Integrated financial Strategy to combat desertification. (Stratégie intégrée de financement de la Lutte contre la Désertification)
This e-learning course provides training in the development and implementation of strategies to mobilize financial resources to combat desertification. The training aims at capacity building for both national politics and local actors.
Participants will learn how to identify sources of funding that are available and partnerships aimed at building an integral strategy for research funding.

Date: Anytime (online)
Organization: Global Mechanism to the UNCCD
Topic:

Didn't find what you were looking for?
 
Check out the discussion boards on education for capacity building to share and discuss your training needs.
 
Do you know of any relevant course offering that should be added to this list?
 
Fill out this form to send us your suggestions.

Quick access

  • Prais
  • UNDDD
  • UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace