17 December 2018: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will launch a massive open online course (MOOC) on 14 January titled, ‘Water: Addressing the Global Water Crisis.’ Offered in collaboration with the UN’s SDG Academy, the MOOC includes content on water and sanitation services, the role of ecosystems, the impact of climate change, the role of water for food and energy production, and cooperation on transboundary water.
The nine-week course, advertised as “graduate level,” requires three to five hours of work a week. The content includes video interviews with speakers at World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. While it is offered free of charge, participants may opt to receive a certificate of completion for US$49.
The SDG Academy is the education platform of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It has so far created and provided 24 online courses on sustainable development to more than 200,000 participants. The Academy partners with several multilateral and academic institutions, including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and is funded by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.