Free World Bank Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement March 15 – April 26, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the World Bank Group is bringing a third delivery of the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement – to be launched on March 15, 2017.

Following two successful offerings in 2015   Black Berry Messenger Downloadand 2016 which together reached over 26,000 participants around the world, this latest version of the course includes a fifth module that looks at Citizen Engagement in practice. Developed jointly by the World Bank Group Open Learning Campus (OLC), the Citizen Engagement Secretariat, the Governance Global Practice and the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, this free 5-week course is hosted by edX.  It has been developed in partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Participedia, and CIVICUS.

The course is taught by a number of leading experts in this field, including Beth Noveck, Director of the GovLab at New York University; John Gaventa, Director of Research at the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex; Rakesh Rajani, Director of Civic Engagement and Government at the Ford Foundation; Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General of CIVICUS; and Jonathan Fox, Director of the Accountability Research Center at American University.

This third offering of the popular course features practitioners implementing different Citizen Engagement approaches in various sectors, including water, health, and education in Ghana and Kenya. They discuss how Citizen Engagement tools and mechanisms are adapted for their specific country context and sector while examining practical challenges and lessons learned.

We invite you to register for the course and join the conversation: http://bit.ly/cemoocedx  #citizensengage

To register to the course, please visit http://bit.ly/cemoocedx and click on the green “Enroll Now” button. If you are not registered with edX you will need to complete the registration form and then you will be enrolled in the course. If you already have an account with edX you can sign in to complete your enrolment.

We encourage you to spread the word to your organization and networks. Attached is a flyer for this MOOC. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at citizenengagement@worldbankgroup.org for any questions or additional materials.

Thank you very much, and we look forward to your participation!

Citizen Engagement MOOC Team

The World Bank