Category: Short Courses

New Course: AfricaLive! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

New Course: AfricaLive! Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Three professors from Harvard Business School (HBS) in partnership with edX have launched a new Executive Education course for those looking to start or expand their businesses in Africa. Participants will understand the impacts of Africa-specific market trends on new opportunities and challenges of doing business on the continent. The course unpacks the nuances that […]

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Paradoxically, the construction industry has turned out to be one of the most destructive, generating over 890M tonnes of waste in the EU alone every year. This number is expected to double in size by 2025, but a new field of study has steadily risen to meet the challenge. Gain the tools to make a difference through sustainable […]

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

The global water and sanitation crisis is real. Some have asserted that the water problem ranks ahead of climate change, extreme weather events, food crises and social instability. Half a billion people worldwide do not have improved water supplies. Two billion do not have improved sanitation. People in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are among the most […]

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, this online course addresses a fundamental question about the sustainability transition: what does it take to mobilize the funding required to achieve sustainable development goals? Participants will learn about real solutions across key domains of financing including sustainable banking, asset management, effective stakeholder engagement, sustainable scenario analysis and long-term value […]

Introduction to Sustainable Finance

The Strategic Alliance on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies (STA), a partnership between Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) are pleased to present this new e-learning course on Sustainable Finance. Designed primarily for participants from government agencies, […]

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Developed by Minca Ventures Ltd, this online course offers participants a unique opportunity to learn key concepts of upcycling and their application to real-life practice. They will explore how to start upcycling, understand the link between upcycling and the Sustainable Development Goals, and become familiar with successful case study examples. The learning environment: encourages participants […]

Social Innovation in Rural Areas

Social Innovation in Rural Areas

On this course, participants learn what social innovation is, how it can best be supported and where innovation efforts should be concentrated. The course focuses specifically on the challenges facing rural areas. It offers a solid introduced to a range of approaches for taking action on social innovation initiatives as in an exploratory process that […]

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

In this free 6-week online course, you will learn about animal viruses that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases. These animal diseases may cause huge economic losses to farmers and severe emotional distress to animal owners. They may even be transmitted to humans, posing important questions about their spread […]

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

This Course on Planning for Climate Change in African Cities provides the foundation for understanding cities’ exposure and sensitivity to climate change, and how cities can manage these impacts in the face of growing uncertainty. It does so by introducing the basic concepts of urban resilience and adaptation, by using illustrative case studies in different […]

Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

Course participants will understand the concepts of the water-energy-food nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. They will gain a fresh perspective of your community or country as a complex social-ecological system, and be able to describe its water, energy and food metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social […]