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Climate Solutions: Malawi is open for enrolment!

Climate Solutions: Malawi is the latest free short online course from the University of Edinburgh, focussed on the science, impacts and solutions of climate change in Malawi.

The course is the result of a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the Malawi Scotland Partnership and was brought together by Edinburgh’s Online Course Production team with alum Elizabeth Mneunula Namaona.

The Climate Solutions course - now available in English, Arabic and Hindi with versions focused on Malawi, Egypt, UAE, India and the UK - is designed and delivered by award-winning climate change experts and educators, including ECCI's director Professor Dave Reay.

It tackles the biggest challenge of our time – climate change – by giving learners the knowledge and tools needed to make a real difference. Designed to be accessible and engaging throughout, it provides learners with the facts they need to know about what climate change is, and the solutions that can help them be part of fighting it.

“Climate change has global impacts. However, with a fast-growing population, a large dependency on rain fed agriculture, inadequate power supply, and high rates of malnutrition and HIV/AIDs, Malawi is highlighted as one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change." - Digital Education Designer and University Teacher in Carbon Management, Dr Erika Warnatzsch

“As such we are pleased to launch the next Climate Solutions course for Malawi. It was a great pleasure to have the chance to work with alumnus Elizabeth Mneunula Namaona and the great team at the Malawi Scotland Partnership.”

Professor Dave Reay, Execuctive Director of Edinburgh Climate Change Institute said: "I’m so excited to see the launch of our new 'Climate Solutions Malawi' course. This brilliant open access course on climate change impacts and responses in Malawi wouldn't have been possible without the incredible work of our lead developer Erika Warnatzsch, the great support of the central online learning team at the University of Edinburgh, and the expert input of our wonderful alumni.

"Special thanks to alumnus Elizabeth Namaona at the Malawi Scotland Partnership for all her contributions - this course is testament to the strong relationship between Scotland and Malawi, and the commitment our nations share to enhancing climate knowledge for everyone."

Climate Solutions: Malawi

On this five-week course, learners gain the knowledge and tools needed to help tackle the climate crisis, homing in on the specific challenges faced in Malawi.

Discover more about:

  • What global climate change is and how to address it.
  • The science, policy and business contexts of global climate change.
  • The current climate of Malawi and how climate change has already impacted, and willcontinue to impact, Malawi.
  • How everyone, including young people, can drive action and take actions themselves.

Climate Solutions

Development of these free online climate courses is supported by the University's Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) and is in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). Explore the suite of courses here and below:

Training and Skills

Capacity building and skills development, in all sectors of society, is vital to support the transition to a zero carbon economy.

ECCI works to enhance skills and build capacity through our partnerships, projects, policy and advisory roles, and links to educational courses for all levels of expertise.