MOOC: "Achieving Sustainable Development"

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MOOC: "Achieving Sustainable Development"

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We, that is Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), have been working on a new MOOC on global sustainability issues in the last couple of months and are happy to announce that it will launch in the not so far future; September 11th 2017 to be precise.

The course will look at the challenges in achieving five of the global Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; Good Health and Well-Being; Clean Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Cities and Communities; and Gender Equality. It will address the general public as the main audience, but might be interesting for some people here nevertheless, I hope. The Department of Environmental Engineering has been leading the development of the Water and Sanitation part of the course and we included lessons learned from projects related to on-site and decentralized sanitation in Ireland, Uganda, and India.

The course can be accessed for free (I think there is a charge if you want a certified certification or so at the end) at FutureLearn:
www.futurelearn.com/courses/achieving-sustainable-development



Here is the proper "official" announcement for the sake of completeness:

New Free Online Course on Achieving Sustainable Development

What is the future of the world around us? What challenges do we face to address conflict, improve healthcare, build sustainable cities, and have access to clean water and sanitation? How will we know that we are having an impact in tackling these challenges? Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce our collaboration with the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) on a new free online course “Achieving Sustainable Development”. This four week course, starting on 11th September 2017, looks at the challenges in achieving five of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; Good Health and Well-Being; Clean Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Cities and Communities; and Gender Equality.

Through case studies from Ireland, Colombia, India, Uganda and Korea, you will learn about the challenges and work through possible solutions to achieving sustainable development in our world.

Find out how FARC rebels in Colombia are being reintegrated into society; why urban areas are changing how we think about sanitation; why the rapid growth of cities is changing how we think about urban mobility; and how tackling HIV is closely related to food security.
Register today through the Futurelearn platform and we look forward to joining you on 11 September to learn how together we can achieve sustainable development.

Jan Knappe

Doctoral Researcher on environmental performance assessment and modeling of on-site wastewater treatment systems
Trinity College Dublin & University of Limerick
Email: jan.knappe(at)tcd.ie, Twitter: @JanKnappe

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