GEDB researchers have contributed to a newly launched massive open online course (MOOC) Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking.
The course, which is free of charge and open to all, is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practices and apply systems thinking across and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals.
GEDB executive director Beatrice Crona was in charge of developing a course module on “Cross-scale dynamics of an intertwined planet” and participates with two lectures: Teleconnectivities in a globalized world and Syndromes of vulnerability across different development contexts. For the same module, GEDB researcher Peter Søgaard Jørgensen delivered the content for a chapter where he explores the question “What is the Global?”
The course includes case studies and examples from practitioners who are working with resilience concepts in diverse contexts around the world. It is supported by strong scientific evidence and committed to being a platform to bring together and spark collaboration between individuals and organizations from around the world who are driven to transform development.
It is a collaboration between the Sida funded programme, Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development (GRAID) which is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University and the SDG Academy.
The course begins on April 30, 2018. Students can enroll at any time before or after that date and can complete course materials at any time by 23:00 UTC on June 30, 2018.