A new online course launches 30 April 2018 and is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice.

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Centre launches new online course on how to link resilience and development issues

Will help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice


The course, Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking, 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.

With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, extreme events, and increases in social, economic, and political turbulence, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a fast-changing and often surprise-riddled world.

The course, which is free of charge, is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice and apply systems thinking across and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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.

Course details

Course begins: 30 April 2018

Course ends: all graded content must be submitted by 23:00 UCT on June 30, 2018

Length: Seven modules released weekly, with a two-week catch-up period at the end

Effort: 2-4 hours per week

Price: FREE

Language: English

Prerequisites: None

Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Understand and describe the context of the Anthropocene, and why it matters to development practice

Identify, explain, and analyse the latest key issues and debates regarding global environmental change, sustainability, and resilience in relationship to development

Possess a general understanding of complexity and complex systems in ways that help in analyzing the world and diverse development contexts

Identify concrete, cutting-edge, and perhaps surprising ways that core concepts of resilience thinking can be applied in practice.

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For more information about the course, please contact Andrew Merrie, communications officer.


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201