Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales
Taking this online course requires you to look at a landscape and its governance from a new perspective. With the landscape as the place, you will think spatially and explore transboundary governance that flows from the natural landscape and overcomes static, traditional administrative levels and barriers.
Once you sign up, you'll be whisked away to exciting real-world landscapes to learn from global experiences and see how even in the most challenging circumstances, effective governance leads to innovation and sustainable development in landscapes.
You'll also be challenged to assess the roles of formal and informal institutions in a highly interactive fashion. By the end of this course, you have analysed the multi-actor, multi-sector and multi-scale character of a landscape which is necessary to create sustainable and innovative landscape governance arrangements.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
- A BA/BSc or higher-level certificate in financial/business/economic fields or social sciences
- A minimum of one year's academic or professional engagement in landscapes or development finance
Introduction to Landscape Governance
In this opening module, you will quickly get up-to-speed on landscape approaches and start to understand what landscape governance is all about. You will also start to look at your landscape in new ways and meet other professionals who are taking the course.
Getting to Know a Landscape
In this module you will explore landscape dynamics, looking at the internal and external stakeholders and processes that shape the landscape. You'll learn cutting-edge analysis and process tools to help progress in your landscape.
Institutions and Change
Here, you'll learn to identify, understand and use landscape institutions to help interventions and landscape stakeholders. You'll also learn how to kick-off the institutional change that's necessary for sustainable landscape development
Policies and Practice
In this module you'll see how policies, whether good or bad ca' shape landscapes and the livelihoods in them. You'll also learn about designing suitable governance arrangements and how this fits in a landscape action plan.
Put Your Knowledge into Action
In this final module, you will apply your newly-acquired knowledge to your own landscape. Incorporating theory and tools from previous modules, you will deliver your ambition for change in your landscape.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Wageningen University & Research, a partner institute of EdX.
1-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$99
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- How to apply an integrated and spatial approach and to think beyond traditional governance arrangements
- Understand and manage landscape and stakeholder dynamics for successful landscape interventions
- Learn why formal and informal institutions are key to landscape governance
- Explore opportunities for achieving policy integration within your own landscape
- Analyse the strengths and weaknesses within your landscape and create innovative governance arrangements at landscape level
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