Education to sustainability it is crucial for empowering new generations and local communities for fighting climate change and for supporting the adoption of innovative way of living for a greener future
Magma Geopark, as GEOfood coordinator is enthusiastic to annouce the cooperation with the FAO e-learning Academy for adult learning.
The FAO e-learning Academy offers over 400 multilingual certified e-learning courses, free of charge, as a global public good and is the result of a collaborative effort involving over 200 partners throughout the world. The overall objective of the FAO elearning Academy is to strengthen the human capital, through the transfer of knowledge, skills and competences, in order to generate competent professionals able to face the global challenges.
The FAO elearning Academy has now reached a global audience of over 700,000 users, the courses cover various thematic areas: Climate Smart Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition, food safety, food losses, child labor, sustainable forestry and fisheries, Responsible Governance to tenure among others, and are fully aligned with the SDG Agenda 2030.
In addition to universities, academic and research institutions, the FAO eLearning Academy shares elearning courses with other organizations, including UN agencies, the European Union, International Federation of the Red Cross, NGOs, and international development agencies (ECOWAS, CILSS, COMESA, NEPAD etc…) to support capacity development efforts worldwide.
The FAO elearning Academy has also created, in collaboration with universities and academic networks, a number of joint University Masters’ and Post Graduate Degree programmes, based on the FAO elearning courses.
The FAO elearning Academy is adopting the Digital Badges Certification System, to certify the acquisition of competencies, in order to progress talents within organizations and increase employment opportunities. Certification granted by FAO, by passing the final scenario-based performance evaluation, is now associated to the FAO elearning courses.