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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English

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United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

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African Local Government Academy

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Institute for Housing and Urban Development

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

26 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course

26 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
Course Description and Objectives1m
Grading System2m
Get to know your lecturers!10m
Glossary of Terms5m
3 hours to complete

Climate Change and Cities

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Climate Change Sources6m
Climate Change Effects and Impacts9m
Urbanization and Climate Change6m
Urban Drivers of Greenhouse Gases10m
Climate Change Effects and Impacts on Cities12m
Climate Change Policies9m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Week 11h 30m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Understanding of Week 1!30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Defining and Assessing Urban Risk and Vulnerability

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 41 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Approaches to Climate Change Vulnerability12m
What is social vulnerability?8m
Practical Examples of Calculating Social Vulnerability7m
Risk and Vulnerability in African Cities7m
5 readings
Reading Materials for "Approaches to Climate Change Vulnerability"35m
Reading Materials for video on "What is social vulnerability?"30m
Reading Materials for "Practical examples of Calculating Social Vulnerability"30m
Reading Materials for Video 5"Risk and Vulnerability in African Cities"35m
Introduction to Calculating Social Vulnerability Quiz5m
2 practice exercises
Test Your Understanding of Week 2!30m
Calculating Social Vulnerability5m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Climate Change Adaption and Resilience

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
How do cities adapt to climate change? Reactive adaptation5m
How do cities adapt to climate change? Anticipatory adaptation7m
Climate Adaptation: different contexts and approaches7m
Conceptual tensions of urban resilience7m
Urban climate resilience: from conceptual tensions to practice8m
Governance to reduce urban risk8m
Key actors in reducing urban risk7m
Climate and resilience programs in African cities10m
3 readings
Reading Materials for "Differences in adaptation responses" sub-section40m
Reading Materials for "Conceptual tensions in urban resilience" sub-section40m
Reading Materials for "Conceptual tensions in urban resilience" sub-section40m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Understanding of Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Planning for Climate Change

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 85 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Adhoc, strategic and mainstreaming approaches12m
Main Steps of Planning for Climate Change9m
Planning for climate change in Kampala, Uganda11m
Climate Change Mitigation in Kampala City10m
Urban Adaption in Action: Experiences from Kampala10m
Barriers to Implementation of Climate Change Actions13m
Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning13m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Week 41h 30m
1 practice exercise
Test your understanding of Week 4!30m

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