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World Bank Online Course On Urban Crime & Violence Prevention

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World Bank Group is offering online course to introduce the subject and examine the conceptual and theoretical frameworks of crime and violence. This course is intended for Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers of various backgrounds and disciplines who are working on crime and violence prevention.

This 13-week credit-eligible course will emphasize on enhancing the capacity of communities and local governments to design implement and manage effective and sustainable crime and violence prevention and reduction strategies. The course starts on March 08, 2016 and ends on June 07, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 13 weeks
Effort: 8 hours per week
Subject: Urban Crime and Violence Prevention
Institution: World Bank
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 16, 2015
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016

About This Course

Urban crime and violence constitute a serious impediment to economic and social development globally. In many urban centers across the world, high crime and violence rates are undermining growth, threatening human welfare and impeding social development.

Within this context, the aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of communities and local governments to design, implement and manage effective and sustainable crime and violence prevention and reduction strategies.

This course offers a total of 10 modules. Six theoretical modules introduce the subject and examine the conceptual and theoretical frameworks of crime and violence, situational crime and violence prevention with an emphasis on the methodology Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), as well as the various types of social prevention (intra-family, youth and school-based violence prevention, and community/problem-oriented policing).

Providers Details

World Bank Group is offering this online course via an e-institute totally free The e-Institute will offer development practitioners a virtual learning classroom to share high quality learning and knowledge resources. These will draw heavily on the expertise of the World Bank and its partners, and the practical experiences of practitioners themselves. Taking advantage of new technologies, this learning experience will be affordable, innovative, and practitioner-focused. By exploring the “how-to” of policy reform and proven good practices, it will be customized to local needs, thus reach out to a broader audience at country and regional levels.

Why Take This Course?

This course is offered totally free in facilitated format. The course is unique in covering a broad spectrum of energy sector strategies, including both renewable energy and energy efficiency. This unique global portal is designed to support self-motivated learners who want to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skills, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will have introduction of the subject and the conceptual and theoretical frameworks of crime and violence, situational crime and violence prevention with an emphasis on the methodology Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), as well as the various types of social prevention (intra-family, youth and school-based violence prevention, and community/problem-oriented policing). Practically participants learn to design, implement and evaluate a crime and violence prevention strategy through a five-stage methodology and a series of hands-on, real-life exercises, diagnostics, development of multi-sectoral partnerships, community participation, design of a communication campaign and action plan, and monitoring and evaluation.

Course Format

This course offers a total of 10 modules. Six theoretical modules are followed by four practical modules.

Requirements

Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers of various backgrounds and disciplines who are working on crime and violence prevention in Africa and the English-speaking Caribbean, as well as civil society organizations, the private sector, academia and international organizations.

How To Join This Course

Once you have selected a course, click on the “apply now” link to determine the course delivery date that suits you most. The link will direct you to an online application form that will open in your browser. After you fill out all the fields in the form, click on the “submit” button. Please be aware that this is only an application, you are not enrolled in the course yet. You will receive an automated confirmation that your application has been received. Please note that you will not receive log on information at this time. In a few weeks, we will send you an email informing you of your application status (accepted, declined or waitlisted). If you have been selected, you will also, at that time, be given information on how to pay the course fee if applicable.

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