SRTP Online Curriculum
When representatives from the BCBCB Consortium (American University of Beirut, American University in Cairo, Birzeit University, UC Davis, and University of Lebanon) met with Diamond Developers in Dubai in March of 2014, they discussed the value of on an online sustainability curriculum.
Diamond Developers of Dubai (DD) understands that people need knowledge and skills if they are to live in, construct and maintain sustainable communities. They want to support growing a cadre of residents and professionals that can support sustainable communities in the Middle East and Northern Africa. DD is currently working with UC Davis Extension’s Land Use and Natural Resources Program to develop the first of a series of online courses. The first course will be on the topic of urban farming. Initial participants will be residents of The Sustainable City in Dubai.
BCBCB Consortium member universities have also launched an online sustainability program. The American University of Beirut has been awarded a grant from the European Union Tempus Programme to fund the development of a professional diploma program for green technologies in Lebanon and Egypt, entitled PRO-GREEN-Joint/Dual Professional Graduate Diploma and Professional Degree in Green Technologies. Lebanese American University and the American University of Cairo are participants in the degree program. The target beneficiaries of this project are university students and working professionals in fields related to engineering, architecture, science and information technology who want to further develop skills in the growing sector of green energy.