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Course: Cultivating Good Water Program: methodologies for the integral and sustainable production of goods and services for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

Modalidad: Autoaprendizaje | Desde el 22-03-18 hasta el 22-03-19

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ITAIPU Binacional, the hydroelectric company property of the Governments of Brazil and Paraguay, welcomes you to the Self-Learning Course on the sustainable management of natural resources and socioproductive production methodologies: "Self-Learning Course: Cultivating Good Water Program: methodologies for the integral and sustainable production of goods and services for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

This course is carried out within the framework of the agreement signed by FAO and ITAIPU Binacional, towards the strengthening of institutional capacities and public policies through triangular South-South cooperation.

The goal of this course is to promote reflection on the sustainable production of goods and services in forest-farming and aquicultural-fishing systems for family farming, based on the experiences and lessons learned by the Cultivating Good Water Program implemented by Itaipu in the Parana 3 Watershed, Brazil.

Both FAO and Itaipu have made a commitment to contribute to the development of capacities that encourage and foster initiatives that provide opportunities of productive chaining to family farmers, for sustainable development in the countries of the Region. Once having completed the course, and based on the reviewed themes and experiences, participants are expected to achieve a holistic view of the sustainable management of natural resources for the development of social-environmental actions.

This is how both parties, making full use of their best practices and lessons learned, offer this distance course with self-learning contents to support countries in the building of capacities and institutional strengthening. We invite you to participate in this great opportunity and to promote this material among the stakeholders involved in these topics

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Course: Cultivating Good Water Program: methodologies for the integral and sustainable production of goods and services for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

Methodology:

This course is implemented through self-learning, with the participant being responsible for building their own knowledge. It is structured into five technical-pedagogical units for their exploration in sequence. Once a unit has been fully reviewed, the following one can be accessed.

Each unit describes a different subject in its contents and activities, although, as a whole, they determine the achievement of the learning goal. Through the course, the participant will have a chance to review concepts, know and reinforce procedures, and apply criteria. The technical-pedagogical units are associated to key concepts of the study theme; the local, regional and global overview of the sector; the investigation, technologies and good practices in matters of sustainable management of natural resources.

The methodology considers the systematic application of different learning tools and self-assessment exercises per unit that will facilitate the understanding of the contents. The review of the contents of this course requires a dedication of approximately 40 hours, which can vary depending on the references to be reviewed. The recommendation is to hold one-hour sessions per day.

Public Objective:

Public managers and professionals acting on the implementation of programs and actions linked to the sustainable management of natural resources.

Technicians and coordinators participating in projects managed by FAO in the region.

Professionals acting on actions within the scope of South-South cooperation in its different modalities.

Leaders of civil society, representatives of the private sector and of academia, and students interested in the course contents.

General Objective:

Promote reflection on the sustainable production of goods and services in forest-farming and aquicultural-fishing systems for family farming, based on the experiences and lessons learned by the Cultivating Good Water Program implemented by Itaipu in the Parana 3 Watershed, Brazil, as well as the experiences developed by FAO.

Specific Objectives:
  • Contribute to the ownership of concepts and methodologies associated to the integral and responsible management of natural resources and good practices for family production, through a pedagogical proposal that brings together knowledge and specific experiences carried out both by the Cultivating Good Water Program and by FAO-managed projects.
  • Stimulate the diffusion of the new tools and methodologies for technologies, good agricultural practices and socioproductive models, spatial planning and management, necessary for the sustainability of family farming and the responsible management of natural resources.
Language:

English.

Content:

Unit 0. Introduction to the Training Core Platform.

Unit 1. Basic concepts to understand the Cultivating Good Water Program

Unit 2. Introduction to the Cultivating Good Water Program

Unit 3. Methodology and Social Model of the Cultivating Good Water Program

Unit 4. Management per Program

Unit 5. Replication Potential of the Cultivating Good Water Program

Hardware Requirements:

For the perfect completion of the course, the participant must have the following minimum technical specifications:

  • PC with internet connection.
  • The quality and speed of browsing and downloading documents dependent exclusively on the connection bandwidth.
  • RAM memory greater than 1GB
  • Free hard disk space: 52 MBytes.
  • 600 MHz processor or higher.
Software Requirements:
  • The last version of Web browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera, with JavaScript activated and Adobe Flash Player installed.
  • Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 pixels (width per height).
  • PDF document reader.
Additional requirements:
  • Knowledge of office automation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), fluid handling of email and Internet browsing.
  • Availability of at least 8 to 10 hours per week for reading and carrying out activities.
Course Code:
Value:

Free access.

Certification:
Once the course is approved, participants can download the certificate from the platform where the course is hosted.
Contact:
rlc-nucleo@fao.org