Natural resource management issues have been at the centre of policy
debates as well environmental justice movements. Development requires
not only better global economic conditions but also a cleaner environment,
with sustainable use of natural resources such as land, water, soil, energy
and minerals and their security at both the global and national level
including availability, affordability and accessibility to all. Natural
resource exploitation and economic activities have played a role in fuelling
many violent conflicts. Trans-boundary environmental and economic cooperation,
and transparent natural resource management, can be operationalized to
support governance processes and also promote peace.
This twelve week blended learning program will unpack some of key policies and practices related to natural resource management for sustainable development. The program follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. It uses the latest information and communication technology (ICT) tools and techniques and also employs a unique format of learning through video conferencing by utilizing the facilities of Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) - an initiative started and developed by the World Bank in 2000.
This program has been developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and is being offered in collaboration with the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Centre (TDLC). Global perspective to the course content has been also contributed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
The program is scheduled for the period
14 March to 04 June 2013
|Registration||04 Feb to 10 March 2013|
|Introductory Video-conference (VC)||14 March 2013|
|Module 1 (including VC)||14 March to 03 April 2013|
|Module 2 (including VC)||04 April to 11 April 2013|
|Module 3 (including VC)||12 April to 21 April 2013|
|Module 4 (including VC)||22 April to 2 May 2013|
|Module 5 (including VC)||3 May to 17 May 2013|
|Module 6 (including VC)||18 May to 27 May 2013|
|Concluding VC||04 June 2013|
On successful completion of the program, the participants will be awarded a joint certificate from TERI and TDLC.
US$ 200 per participant
20-40% scholarship may be offered to undergraduate students, unemployed and low income participants.
Module 1: Natural resource economics
Module 2: Governance of natural resources
Module 3: Natural resources, political economy and conflict issues
Module 4: Innovative mechanisms to address conflict issues
Module 5: Mechanisms of trade, investment and regional cooperation in natural resources
Module 6: Best practices and tools