A number of online courses are available, which focus on each of the Sustainable Development Goals. The courses are free of charge and are brief in duration, from four to six weeks on average.
17 universities worldwide have worked to create an initiative to educate learners about the SDGs and how they can contribute to achieving them. Coursera is the primary platform where these courses are offered for the general public in the form of online classes with the hope of increasing participation in the work being done towards these goals. The courses often provide a hands-on experience with an NGO or international organization who is working to achieve the SDGs through their work. The participating universities hope to offer a global education on these goals and ways to get involved.
As far as RENATE is concerned, each SDG is relevant, both directly and indirectly. It may be helpful to avail of these courses by way of information and upskilling in preparation for the forthcoming RENATE Assembly at Fátima, Portugal in 20121.
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.