Achieving Sustainable Development

Achieving Sustainable Development

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 16 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

Governments of the world have signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a UN initiative for international development. They are targets for improving the world by 2030, including health, environment, education and security. But will they have an impact on the lives of people?On this course you will critically consider key SDGs including peace, healthcare, sustainable cities, water and sanitation. You will examine the ways in which development really can be sustainable, its impact on communities and how it can make a difference to real lives. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify and analyse some of the root causes of underdevelopment from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  2. Investigate case studies of sustainable development challenges including conflict resolution in Sri Lanka, HIV healthcare in Uganda, and sanitation in India.
  3. Reflect on the challenges to achieving sustainable development.
  4. Discuss why and how violence and conflict hinder sustainable development.
  5. Explain why sanitation is key to sustainability and ensuring good health.
  6. Explore the challenges to achieving adequate healthcare for all.
  7. Measure the impact of development though a Ugandan case study.
  8. Discuss the challenges to achieving sustainable development through five key areas: peace, healthcare, water and sanitation, gender and sustainable cities.