Sep 2022
CIFAL Victoria - Community-based Participatory Research for Climate Action… People
Dar Es Salem, United Republic of Tanzania & Web based
27 Sep 2022 to 1 Nov 2022
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Duration of event
6 Weeks
Programme Area
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
Event Focal Point Email
Registration method
By application & selection
Mode of delivery

The challenges facing people and the planet today require new ways of understanding and working together.  Using a CBPR approach to better understand the local experiences and realities that individuals and communities are facing in our increasingly complex and challenging world - such as climate change and the myriad ways this impacts their lives and livelihoods – researchers, governments and local leaders will be better equipped to respond in meaningful and appropriate ways.   

The goal of this hybrid course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) with a special focus on addressing community-identified research needs linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation. 

Event objectives

This course will focus specifically on building capacity in CBPR that responds to and helps advance locally identified climate solutions and actions. 

Content and Structure

In this hybrid course students will be guided through an experiential learning opportunity to practice facilitation and knowledge sharing through the various methods introduced in the course. Students will build confidence in applying these skills and methods in their own communities and be provided with mentorship until the end of the course. 

Module 1 – Introduction to CBPR 

Module 2 – SDGs: Community engagement in mapping and reporting 

Module 3 Themes and issues in CBPR: Power dynamics, representation, ethics 

Module 4 – Method I: Community Asset Mapping 

Module 5 – Method II: Participatory Video & Photovoice 

Module 6 – Turning Knowledge into Action 

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  1. Understand and discuss key theoretical and methodological dimensions of CBPR 

  1. Identify and apply ethical considerations in CBPR 

  1. Design and facilitate CBPR methods including Community Mapping and Participatory Video/Photovoice 

  1. Enhance understanding of Climate Action, the UN SDGs, and voluntary local reviews 

  1. Mobilize research into action 



On-line course (September) 5 modules, and in-person workshop (October/November). 

Learning activities include self-assessment exercises, small group discussions, final presentations, and a report. 

Targeted audience

Individuals representing local governments, municipal assemblies, and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.  Countries: Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya