Self-Paced Courses

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The CARE Climate and Resilience Academy offers free self-paced courses ranging from 1 to 2 hours to help you acquire knowledge on climate change and resilience.


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Becoming a Climate-Smart Organisation

As climate-change is directly increasing poverty and inequalities, it is important for every organization to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of this online course is twofold: (1) creating understanding on why organisations (specifically Civil Society Organisations) must reduce their emissions and (2) providing useful tools and tips to reduce offices’ emissions.

6 lessons 1 hour Development practitioners English / Français Beginner

Increasing Resilience Approach and Marker

Increasing Resilience is one of the three elements of CARE’s integrated approach, and is key to address the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice. This course will help you get a better understanding of CARE’s Increasing Resilience approach and how to assess resilience integration with the help of CARE’s Resilience Marker.

10 Lessons 2 Hours CARE staff English / Français Intermediate

Gender #1 – The Basics

The aim of this short course is to familiarize participants with or remind participants of the main gender concepts and understand why gender need to be central to humanitarian and development initiatives.

3 30 min Practitioners English / Español / Français Beginner

CVCA #1 – The Basics of Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis

Climate vulnerability assessment is a key good practice used to develop and implement successful climate-sensitive policies, plans or programs. CARE developed a series of 3 short courses that focus on the tool that CARE staff use for those assessments: the CVCA. Take this one to get a better understanding of the basics of the CVCA.

4 Modules 45 Minutes Practitioners English / Français Intermediate

CVCA #2: The CVCA Step-by-Step

This course is the 2nd of the CVCA series. It focuses on providing you a detailed overview of the different steps of the CVCA process and will learn from other CARE team on how they have used the CVCA.

3 Modules 45 Minutes Practitioners English / Français Advanced

Introduction to Climate Change #1 – Understanding the Climate Crisis

Climate change is the biggest threat of our time. But what exactly is climate change, why are we talking about a climate crisis and what is causing it? What are the effects of climate change and how is it preventing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? This first introduction course will answer these questions making you familiar with the concept of climate justice.

4 Modules 45 Minutes Practitioners English / Español / Français Beginner

Gender #2 – Climate Justice and Gender Justice

In this course on climate justice and gender justice, you will get a better understanding of how climate justice and gender justice are linked and what is needed to implement gender-transformative and gender-responsive interventions.

4 Modules 45 Minutes Practitioners English Intermediate

Introduction to Climate Change #2 – Responding to the Climate Crisis

You want to know the differences between adaptation and mitigation but also the history and role of climate policies? This second introduction course aims to give you key information about the responses needed to address the climate crisis as well as some background information on the main climate change policy frameworks.

6 Modules 45 Minutes Practitioners English / Español Beginner

Community-Based Adaptation 101

Do you want to know more about locally-led approaches to adaptation including CARE’s pioneer approach to Community-Based adaptation that has been piloted in more than 30 countries? CCRP has pulled together for you a 1-hour Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) 101 online course. In this self-paced training, you will get to know more about the concepts that frame CBA actions but also what it looks like in practice and how it integrates gender and ecosystems considerations.

5 45-60 min Practitioners English Beginner

NDCs #2: Gender in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Do you want to learn more about how NDCs can actively promote gender inclusion? This second course in the NDC series will delve more deeply into a) why gender-responsive climate policy and action is important b) how NDCs can promote gender inclusion and c) how current NDCs perform on gender. You will also be provided with examples of civil society engagement in support of gender-transformative NDCs.

4 30 minutes Practitioners English Beginner

NDCs #1: Introduction to Nationally Determined Contributions

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are national climate action plans that embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The aim of this short course is to provide you with an introduction to a) the NDC process b) the role of NDCs in tackling the climate crisis and c)how different crucial elements such as mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, gender, climate finance and participation are addressed within the NDCs.

7 45-60 minutes Practitioners English Beginner

Climate Information Services

Climate Information Services (CIS) is one of the key components of climate adaptation and resilience programming. Do you want to know what it entails, discover CARE’s approach to disseminate seasonal forecasts (PSP), and hear from a couple of exciting CARE CIS projects? This course is for you.

7 1 hour Development practitioners English Intermediate

GCF #1 Introduction to the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest climate fund and a critical element of the historic Paris Agreement. It is mandated to support developing countries raise and realize the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) towards low-emissions, climate-resilient pathways. This introductory course will help you gain a better understanding of what the Green Climate Fund is, its structures, and its approach to civil society engagement, gender and social inclusion.

11 1.5 hours Development practitioners Arabic / English / Français Beginner

GCF #2: Developing and Implementing GCF Funding Proposals

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has a rigorous proposal and approval process. This second course on the GCF provides a guide for preparing proposals that are aligned with the GCF’s requirements. Take this course to gain a better understanding of the different aspects of GCF project proposals, key considerations (including gender) when developing and implementing GCF projects, and the role of CSOs in accessing the GCF and project design.

6 1 hour Development practitioners Arabic / English / Français Beginner

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