We are pleased to welcome 88 participants from 23 countries for the first three online courses of 2021!

Twenty-one participants from 13 countries began Climate Change Basics for Community Resilience last week. After an overview of the science behind climate change and the international policy agreements meant to combat climate change, the group will focus on what individuals and communities are doing and can do to prevent and cope with changes in climate.

In partnership with local women leaders working in the areas of women’s rights, peace, and security around the globe, Coady Institute hosted the Local Women’s Voices for Peace e-conference in September 2020. Building on this important work, 37 participants from 15 countries have now begun Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding for Community Development where they will examine conflict and peace through a community development perspective, and engage in a range of activities to build their skills in non-violent communication, conflict analysis, and conflict resolution.

Today begins the second offering of Women’s Leadership for Community Development for this academic year, with 30 participants from 13 countries. These women leaders will work to enhance their leadership capacities for citizen-led, community-driven development while creating spaces for social change to occur.

We extend a heartfelt welcome to all 88 participants who are joining us from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Congo, Dominica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Tanzania, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

We are currently accepting applications for Research Methods for Social Impact and Introduction to Social Enterprise. The first of the 2021-22 programs will be announced in the coming weeks.