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Wageningen University

Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes

Wageningen University via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

We’re facing a number of complex and interrelated problems such as rising food prices, economic downturn, climate change, and increased competition on the use of natural resources.

Integrated landscape approaches have the power to help us solve these problems. They offer new insights and opportunities for sustainable development, but demand new skills and knowledge.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), diverse landscape stakeholders need to find a common ground and learn to understand plural and complex landscape issues, processes and perspectives.

Join this programme to understand what changes and skills are needed to make these changes and what your role in this should be. Thinking from a spatial perspective, this program focuses on the multi-functionality and cross-sector nature of landscapes.

In this Professional Certificate Programme you will learn about three major elements in landscape thinking:

  • Integrated Landscape Finance
  • Landscape Governance
  • Landscape Leadership

In doing so, you will learn that the application of landscape approaches to address complex developmental and environmental challenges requires a shift in mind-set, perspective and skillset.

The courses in this programme have been developed to enhance your ability to think beyond the sector and in a more integrated and transformative manner. The courses will equip you with the skills and tools needed to transform your landscapes.

The Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes programme is developed and delivered by a network of globally active partners under the momentum and umbrella of the Global Landscapes Forum.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Landscape Leadership: Catalyse Sustainable Development in Landscapes

Learn how to become a landscape leader! Get the skills to mobilise human resources, manage and resolve conflict and facilitate and motivate stakeholders to achieve SDG-focused sustainable change.



Course 2: Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales

Finding local solutions to global challenges relies on collaboration & innovation. Equip yourself with the knowledge & skills to design and implement effective landscape governance that harnesses the power of place for sustainable landscape solutions.



Course 3: Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes

Bridge the gap between finance and landscape! Learn to navigate the web of landscape financial flows, mechanisms and requirements toward developing cutting-edge business cases and models for sustainable development in landscapes.



Taught by

Assumpta Uzamukunda, James Mulkerrins, Seth Shames, Cora van Oosten, Pooja Munshi, Gerhard Mulder, Ilse Hennemann and Salina Abraham

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