This text was taken from Stockholm Resilience Center


“With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, extreme events, and increases in social, economic, and political turbulence, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a fast-changing and often surprise-riddled world.

Resilience thinking is more than a theory, more than a set of tools. It is a way of seeing the world, offering a new perspective of how change in the world happens. Resilience thinking provides a new approach for building understanding and taking action.

The Sida funded programme, Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development (GRAID) which is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University has in collaboration with the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University and the SDG Academy developed an exciting new online course entitled Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking.

The course launches 30 April 2018 and is designed to help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice and apply systems thinking across and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals… Read more about the course and enroll here.

This course is for:

  • Development practitioners, policymakers and managers within development agencies around the world, as well as those working in the field with an interest in resilience thinking as it relates to development policy and practice.
  • Students who are interested in the intersection of resilience, sustainability and development, and with a general interest in both local and global sustainability challenges
  • Anyone with an interest in development, resilience thinking, and sustainability

Course begins: 30 April 2018

Course ends: all graded content must be submitted by 23:00 UCT on June 30, 2018

Length: Seven modules released weekly, with a two-week catch-up period at the end

Effort: 2-4 hours per week

Price: FREE

Language: English

Prerequisites: None

Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials

Read on and enroll here.