Sustainable development goals: where to learn the skills you need for free

Make achieving the SDGs easier with these open online courses


  • UN Women Training Centre eLearning Campus (United Nations) – Learn how to advance gender equality and women’s rights in your organisation at the UN’s training centre, online or face-to-face | Varying
  • Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Public Health Free Online Courses – A comprehensive list of open online healthcare courses, from statistics for scientists to vaccinations | Varying
  • Conflict series: 1. What is a conflict? 2. Conflict analysis (United Nations) – Effectively treating trauma could help to alleviate social and economic conditions around the world — this short presentation introduces some solutions | Short
  • Human Rights and the Environment (United Nations) – This course covers many aspects of the relationship between human rights and the environment as well as outlining how to implement a human rights approach to environmental protection | Medium
  • Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World (United Nations) – This online course has been designed to provide an in depth analysis of the 2030 Agenda, drawing on the inputs from multiple stakeholders | Medium
  • Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty – Long Lasting Investments in a Changing World (World Bank Group) – This course describes and demonstrates an innovative methodology to deal with the environmental uncertainties of the ever-changing world | Medium
  • Confronting Trauma – A Primer For Global Action (United Nations) – The aim of this UN module is to introduce the international humanitarian and development communities to the large unmet need for psychological trauma care and therapy | Medium
  • Gender Matters (United Nations) – A comprehensive introduction to the concept of gender and its effect on society | Medium
  • UN Climate Change: E-learning (United Nations) – A set of courses to teach policymakers  about climate change and how to tackle it | Long
  • Climate Science and Policy (The University of Queensland) – An extensive course to take you from the origins and causes of climate change to future scenarios and how to plan for them | Long



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