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Course launched on Crime and Violence Prevention in Urban Zones

The third delivery of the e-learning course Crime and Violence Prevention in Urban Zones was launched on September 21, 2009.  The course was developed by the World Bank in collaboration with the Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

The objective of the course is to provide local government officials in Latin America, as well as others working at the municipal level in crime and violence prevention programs with the knowledge and tools to develop prevention programs in their communities.  The course presents a resource guide, case studies, and specialized "How to" modules on violence diagnostics, urban design, domestic and intra-familiar violence, the role of youth, and community police.

The course is currently available in Spanish and is delivered online, supported by tutors and accompanied by interactive discussion fora to facilitate active learning and knowledge sharing.  Translation of the course into English and adaptation to the Caribbean and African contexts are planned.

For more information contact: Sabine Palmreuther spalmreuther@worldbank.org