UNESCO to launch online course on Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis

The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa will on 2nd November 2020 launch an online course on the Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) methodology. The course will be hosted on the recently developed UNESCO open learning platform. The targeted participants/students shall be those coming from the water family in general, government officials from the ministries of water, local authorities, engineers, academia and water institutions in particular.

In this self-paced online course, the participants will be introduced to the Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA), a collaborative approach to address an uncertain future, following the launch of the methodology in 2018. The course consists of 11 modules, each presenting the CRIDA approach through a set of video lectures and hands-on exercises, as well as a set of global CRIDA case studies.

This online course ends in a capstone project where the participant is asked to develop his or her own CRIDA Case Study using all the knowledge and tools learnt. After successfully completing the course assessments, participants will be awarded with certificates of completion.

The online CRIDA course is organized as part of the project ‘Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Resources Management in Vulnerable Regions to Climate Change’ (CliMWaR), funded by the Flemish-UNESCO Science Trust Fund (FUST).