International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Courses

Under its overall capacity development programme, GEF IW: LEARN aims to build cadres of practitioners working on GEF International Waters supported projects around the world. This page contains a collection of courses developed by GEF IW:LEARN, GEF LME:LEARN and/or partners within our extended network.

GEF IW:LEARN International Waters Project Management Course
The course is intended to be a primer for new GEF International Waters project staff and key stakeholders (implementing and executing agency staff, government officials and civil society partners) to understand the processes and approaches used in GEF IW projects.

GEF IW:LEARN Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis-Strategic Action Programme Course
The overall goal of the TDA/SAP online course is to provide a very brief summary of the key steps recommended in the Manual to enable all those involved in the development of the TDA/SAP (project staff, consultants, national experts, civil society, private sector, government representatives, etc.) to have an awareness of the process.


GEF LME:LEARN Ocean Governance Course
Online Open Course
The GEF LME:LEARN Ocean Governance online course provides an introduction into governance concepts relevant for practitioners working within Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and their Coasts. This course aims to provide project leads, partners, and others with practical approaches, lessons on governance and illustrative case studies. It also serves to promote an integrated, collaborative approach to ocean and coastal management.

GEF LME:LEARN Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Sustainable Blue Economy Online Course
Online Open Course
The GEF LME:LEARN Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Sustainable Blue Economy Course provides an introduction into MSP concepts relevant for practitioners working within Large Marine Ecosystems and their Coasts. This course aims to provide project leads, partners, and others with practical approaches, lessons on MSP and illustrative case studies. It also serves to promote an integrated, collaborative approach to ocean and coastal management with a special emphasis on LMEs.

GEF LME:LEARN Planification Spatial Maritime
Online Open Course
Le cours proposé par GEF LME:LEARN dédié à la Planification Spatiale Maritime Transfrontalière (PSM) et l’Economie Bleue, est une introduction aux concepts de la PSM pour les praticiens et professionnels exerçant au contact des Grands Ecosystèmes Marins et de leurs côtes.

GEF LME:LEARN Curso de Planificación Espacial Marina Transfronteriza y Economía Azul Sostenible
Online Open Course
El curso LME: LEARN sobre Planificación Espacial Marina (PEM) y Economía Azul ofrece una introducción de los conceptos de la PEM relevantes para profesionales que trabajan en grandes ecosistemas marinos y sus costas. Este curso tiene como objetivo proporcionar a los jefes de proyecto, socios y otros con lecciones sobre la PEM y estudios de casos ilustrativos. También sirve para promover un enfoque integrado y de colaboración para la gestión oceánica y costera con un énfasis especial en los grandes ecosistemas marinos.

Introduction to Integrated Water Management
20 July 2020 - 17 August 2020
The course will demonstrate the relevance of context-specific interventions and stakeholder participation essential to IWM in practice. International case studies will also allow you to gain an applied knowledge of IWM.

Large Marine Ecosystems: Assessment and Management
Online ongoing course
Focusing on the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the world, this course will introduce the concept and practice of ecosystem-based management. LMEs occupy areas of coastal ocean at least 200 000 km² or greater in size. These coastal waters produce 12.6 trillion USD in ecosystem goods and services annually and are vitally important for billions of people around the globe.

OTGA Training Course: Research Data Management
Course date: 21-25 October 2019
Research Data Management (RDM) covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. RDM is mandated by many funding agencies and increasingly by governments to provide access to funded research results. The management of data, particularly large-scale data, has many challenges, and the roles of researchers, facilities that manage marine data, repositories and libraries are coming together to provide access, preservation and archive of this data and the scholarly products associated with it.

Free online course on Sustainable Tourism for SIDS
Course date: 25 April to 13 June 2019
Organized by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Sustainable Travel International and the Hamburg Open Online University, this course lets you explore and assess the opportunities that sustainable tourism strategies offer for SIDS. This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current tourism policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making can improve tourism in the main SIDS regions.

Biodiversity Finance
15 April 2019 - 31 May 2019
Do you need to make a stronger business case for biodiversity conservation? Do you want to become more skilled at developing financially sound and politically feasible solutions to conservation and development challenges? Do you need to know how to develop an effective biodiversity finance plan? Do you want access to more tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance, and to conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals?