E-Learning Course “Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation”

In 2017, the Swiss NGO DRR Platform developed a basic course on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for self-paced e-learning consisting of four modules in the form of power point presentations ready for download. The course is open to everybody, particularly addressing practitioners new to the fields of DRR and CCA. It is based on the broad expertise of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform and its partners. The four course modules cover the key concepts of DRR and CCA, practical case studies of different geographic contexts, illustrative video material and further references.

This course was developed by HEKS/EPER, Caritas Switzerland, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Global Risk Forum Davos and Zoï Environment Network for the Swiss NGO DRR Platform.

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In this module you will

  • Be introduced to the course objectives
  • Get an overview of the key contents of the e-learning course

E-Learning Module 1

In this module you will

  • Learn how disasters and climate change impact nations, societies, cultures, economie and the environment
  • Familiarize with key terms on DRR and CCA, and key international frameworks such as the Sendai Framework and the Paris Climate Agreement

E-Learning Module 2

In this module you will

  • Familiarize with the main approaches for DRR and CCA and their underlying concepts
  • Learn about targeted/stand-alone DRR and CCA, integrated DRR and the resilience approach of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform

E-Learning Module 3

In this module you will

  • Review practical examples of targeted and integrated approaches to DRR/CCA and resilience building
  • See how the approaches have been implemented in different risk contexts and geographic regions
  • Learn about the differences and similarities of the different approaches

E-Learning Module 4

In this module you will

  • Familiarize with integrating DRR and CCA into project and programme cycles
  • Review enabling factors and frameworks for mainstreaming
  • Learn about tools and methodologies to integrate DRR and CCA into the project cycle