Developing Modules for Blended Learning Course (BLC) on Displacement in the Context of Disaster and Climate Change
2020- 2021


The project entails development of multi-country modules on climate change and disaster induced displacement from human rights based approach. This Blended Learning Course (BLC) aims at building capacities of academics, researchers and networks across the Asia-Pacific to deal with displacement. It plans to facilitate access to online resources and strengthen skills and knowledge base of institutions. The BLC includes a total of 13 modules. RMMRU is developing two of these modules: 10 and 11. As the world is becoming increasingly urbanised with half of the global population – 3.5 billion people – living in cities today and a total of 5 billion (60 percent) people are projected to live in cities by 2030, the Module 10 concentrates on climate and disaster induced rural-urban migration and the challenges that the new migrants face in urban settlements as well as the challenges of the city rulers in managing large scale migration. This module also discusses policies of different countries on climate change, migration, displacement and urbanisation. Module 11 takes a right-based approach and intends to provide comprehensive ideas about durable solutions and emerging best practices. It introduces various international instruments that deal with rights of disaster and climate change induced internally displaced persons (IDPs). These modules draw on UN guiding principles of IDPs, Sendai Framework, Nansen Principles, and different Sustainable Development Goals including 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 13. The project is supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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