Building Resilient Communities
September 30 to October 18, 2019
Application deadline: April 26, 2019
By the end of the course, participants can expect to be able to:
- Critically examine the social, cultural, environmental, economic and political determinants of community resilience from different theoretical perspectives;
- Identify tools and strategies that enhance community resilience, with a focus on community-driven and asset based approaches; and
- Bring a ‘resilience lens’ to other community based development initiatives and programs.
Experiential, participatory methods will provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other, and from experiences elsewhere. Facilitators will share their own knowledge and experience of building resilient communities and will draw on written and video case studies to share both the successes and challenges faced around the world. A field trip to a local community will provide a hands-on opportunity to see examples of building resilience.
Who should take the program?
This program is designed for change leaders working to strengthen the capacity of local citizens and communities to develop their resilience and enhance local well-being and sustainability. Prospective participants likely work for or are engaged with civil society and community-based organizations, NGOs and local governments.