Integrating Sustainable Development Goals in Local Communities

In 2015 Newcastle became a United Nations city and a base for UN training and research that highlighted the city on the map of global leaders. With CIFAL Newcastle as an affiliate training and research centre of the United Nations, one of the centre’s goals is to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help local communities achieve them.

“Integrating Sustainable Development Goals in Local Communities” presents UON students with a unique opportunity to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by utilising a real-world approach. In this course, students will be provided with the necessary practical tools to help communities identify sustainability gaps and create solutions that trackable in terms of impact.

The elective will also provide students with the necessary practical experience on how to implement, track and achieve the sustainable development goals locally.

Students at the end of the course will receive a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) certificate which will enhance their employability and graduate profile.

Contact Hours

3 hours per week (including teaching and workshops)

What You Will Study

In this elective, students will gain relevant knowledge on:

  1. Theory and practice of sustainable development (historical & contemporary background)
  2. United Nations development frameworks and alignments to SDGs.
  3. Application of SDGs for public sector, private sector and civil society.
  4. Policy implications for SDGs integration at local level
  5. SDGs targets and indicators implementation and tracking for community resilience and sustainability.

Recognition

Students at the end of the elective will receive a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) certificate which will enhance their employability and graduate profile.

This course is worth 10 credit points towards your program at The University of Newcastle. Please check with your Program Conveyner to ensure that this elective fits within your program requirements.