First Nature-based Solutions Foundation Course run completed

First Nature-based Solutions Foundation Course run completed
Our course provides participants with knowledge that will enhance future work on nature-based solutions.

The 8-week online Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges Foundation Course is an introduction to nature-based solutions (NbS) for professionals working in a range of sectors – aiming to improve awareness and understanding of the science, policy, practice, financing, and governance of NbS. Each week covers a critical theme around NbS, with sessions and workshops led by world-leading experts from University of Oxford and beyond, utilising a global range of ecological, socioeconomic and political contexts.

The first course run commenced in September 2022, attended by 29 participants from a wide range of sectors, disciplines and countries, enabling stimulating discussions by course-leaders and attendees alike. Participants joined from all over the globe, including but not limited to Rwanda, Kenya, Hong Kong, Australia, the USA, UK, France, Germany and Turkey.

“Taking part in the course was a fascinating interdisciplinary experience that brought together expertise from fields as diverse as biology, policy, finance, and economics.”
Yvonne Mitschka, Germany

Applications are now open for January 2023, September 2023, and January 2024, with two fully-funded scholarships for the course for those working in the public sector in a Development Assistance Committee (DAC)-listed country, and who would otherwise not be able to attend the course without funding. There are also discounted prices available for those working in the public sector in a DAC-listed country whose organisation has difficulty funding your place on the course.

Find out more on course and how to apply on the course webpage. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or a discounted price, state this in your application.

Delivered by the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, in partnership with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.