Toward Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: From Theory to Practice

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce the inaugural offering of our executive education certificate program, "Toward Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: From Theory to Practice".  This program will provide an overview of the SDGs and the context in which they were negotiated. Furthermore, participants in this program will review the general merits of the SDGs, examine the means for integrating them into organizational plans and programming, and evaluate progress towards achieving results in implementing the SDGs.

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies through to 2030. The SDGs consist of 17 goals that include targets on women’s empowerment, good governance, climate change, peace and security, extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, and expanding primary education to all children, and call upon state governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to work together in achieving inclusive sustainable development.

The program is intended for individuals with a basic knowledge of the SDGs. The program will take a hands on approach, which will consist of group work, advance reading, assignments for each module and a group presentation on the final day.

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May 2, 2018 to May 4, 2018