Social Innovation in Rural Areas

Social Innovation in Rural Areas

On this course, participants learn what social innovation is, how it can best be supported and where innovation efforts should be concentrated. The course focuses specifically on the challenges facing rural areas. It offers a solid introduced to a range of approaches for taking action on social innovation initiatives as in an exploratory process that […]

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

In this free 6-week online course, you will learn about animal viruses that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases. These animal diseases may cause huge economic losses to farmers and severe emotional distress to animal owners. They may even be transmitted to humans, posing important questions about their spread […]

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

This Course on Planning for Climate Change in African Cities provides the foundation for understanding cities’ exposure and sensitivity to climate change, and how cities can manage these impacts in the face of growing uncertainty. It does so by introducing the basic concepts of urban resilience and adaptation, by using illustrative case studies in different […]

Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

Course participants will understand the concepts of the water-energy-food nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. They will gain a fresh perspective of your community or country as a complex social-ecological system, and be able to describe its water, energy and food metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social […]

Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

This course provides an overview of the challenge of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally. Each year, estimates suggest that 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted, making postharvest loss a critical global food security and sustainability issue […]

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Participants will learn how to design a complete photovoltaic (PV) system. The syllabus includes fundamental topics such as the working principles and fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. Learners will gain familiarity with the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon […]

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Participants in this course will learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people’s lives. The syllabus covers solutions to the urban challenges currently facing us. Course participants from will understand how ecodesign concepts might be applied in their own area. They will be exposed to many real, successful examples, […]

The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains

The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains

Taught by a group of international experts from Universities in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, participants will learn how the agro-food value chain approaches a critical challenge: How to constantly improve its competitiveness by producing high quality food and products and also aiming to attain greater sustainability. Topics of this course include: The […]

Private Finance Advisory Network

Private Finance Advisory Network

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors. PFAN achieves this by: providing free business coaching to projects; increasing the chances of attracting investment; and growing its investor […]

LEAP 2020 – A Major New Version of the SEI Platform for Low Emission Development Planning

LEAP 2020 – A Major New Version of the SEI Platform for Low Emission Development Planning

After more than 18 months of development, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will soon be releasing a major new version of LEAP: their flagship decision support system for integrated planning of energy, climate change mitigation and air pollution abatement. SEI will be hosting two one-hour Zoom webinars to demonstrate some of the capabilities of this […]