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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Vision Formulation

We are in phase 1 of the sustainable business model innovation process. Week 1 introduces you to the problem of landscape degradation and the process of landscape restoration. You will also learn about the role of business models in landscape restoration and how important visions are for sustainable business model innovation. We will introduce you to our 3 practical example cases of landscape restoration. Each of these cases has encountered different problems related to landscape degradation and formulated innovative solutions by using the approach set out in this MOOC: the power of sustainable business models to successfully restore natural environments.

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14 videos (Total 78 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
Getting started3m
Exercise structure and Slack usage2m
Land degradation as a grand societal challenge6m
Land restoration partnerships6m
Sustainable business model innovation for landscape restoration6m
Discovering your means2m
Formulating a shared vision2m
Introduction to the Hekluskógar restoration project in Iceland5m
Introduction to crop diversification and low input farming in southeastern Spain6m
Introduction to forest fires and project CAuSA in Portgual8m
Landscape restoration partnerships - Interviews with landscape restoration partners6m
Vision formulation – Interviews with landscape restoration partners14m
Unlock a joke12s
9 readings
Little guide to group forming10m
Instruction for assignment submission10m
Workbook: Introduction and vision formulation10m
UNCCD Report - Global land outlook10m
UNCCD Report - Land degradation neutrality10m
Van Tulder (RSM) - A framework for effective corporate involvement10m
Helpful links10m
About this week's resource videos10m
Short explanation of weekly exercises10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Systems Analysis

Week 2 is all about systems thinking. In our practical example cases you will see how diversified crop systems can help in Spain, and how birch woodlands can improve the resilience of the system. You will learn how to conduct a systems analysis for your chosen landscape degradation challenge.

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6 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
IN THEORY - What is a system analysis?3m
IN THEORY - Social-ecological system analysis: Identifying factors and understanding relationships3m
IN THEORY - Central narrative and interventions1m
IN PRACTICE - Systems analysis in Iceland6m
IN PRACTICE - Systems analysis in Spain3m
6 readings
Systems analysis10m
UNCCD Report - Sustainable land management for climate and people10m
UNCCD Report - Sustainable land management contribution to successful land-based climate change adapation and mitigation10m
Helpful links10m
About this week's resource videos10m
Unlock a recipe: Traditional Icelandic flatbread10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Stakeholder Analysis

In this week you will learn what stakeholders are and why they are important. At the end of week 3 you can then conduct your own stakeholder analysis of your chosen landscape degradation challenge.

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5 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
IN PRACTICE - Stakeholder analysis in Iceland5m
IN PRACTICE- Stakeholder analysis in Portugal1m
Stakeholder analysis - Interview about the Scale project7m
Joke (unlock a joke)12s
4 readings
Workbook: 'Stakeholder Analysis'10m
EcoAgriculture Partners and IDH Report - Public private civic partnerships for sustainable landscapes10m
Helpful links10m
About this week's resource videos10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Co-Creation and Opportunity Analysis

In week 4 we enter the second phase of the sustainable business model innovation process - designing. In this phase we move from forming an understanding of the problem and what means we have available, to generating ideas for new business model solutions. In week 4, the focus is on co-innovation networks and captured and destroyed value.

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7 videos (Total 30 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
IN THEORY - Opportunity analysis3m
IN PRACTICE - Co-creation in Iceland4m
IN PRACTICE - Co-creation in Spain4m
Opportunity analysis – Interviews with landscape restoration partners7m
Opportunity analysis - Interview with Thekla Teunis and Liz Metcalfe from Grounded6m
Unlock a joke8s
5 readings
Workbook: 'Co-creation and opportunity analysis'10m
GPFLR Report - Restoring forests and landscapes10m
Ipbes Report - Thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration10m
Helpful links10m
About this week's resource videos10m

Instructors

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Steve Kennedy

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management
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Simon W. Moolenaar

Dr. ir.
Commonland Foundation, Science & Education
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Berglind Orradóttir

Deputy Director, United Nations University Land Restoration Programme (UNU-LRT)
United Nations University Land Restoration Programme (UNU-LRT)
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Joris De Vente

Senior researcher Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC)
Soil and water conservation research group
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Isabel C Barrio

Associate Professor, Agricultural University of Iceland and United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme & Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural University of Iceland
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Thorunn Petursdottir

Head of Dep. of Relations and Strategies, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme & Department of Research and Development, Soil Conservation Service in Iceland
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Rob van Tulder

Prof. dr.
Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management

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