Advancing Social Impact with Digital Technologies
Be guided through the Sustainable Development Goals with RMIT University
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a blueprint to help simultaneously tackle humanitarian and environmental crises.
On this six-week course from RMIT University, you’ll take a guided tour with world experts through the UN SDGs. During this exploration, you’ll discover how digital technology can help achieve different SDGs and drive social impact.
Using carefully curated case studies, you’ll discover the real-world applications of digital technology. You’ll then develop an action plan for your organisation to adapt this approach and work toward relevant SDGs.
Learn how to promote equal opportunity and quality education
You’ll start by delving into the SDGs that promote equal opportunity.
Exploring quality education, reduced inequality, and gender equality, you’ll discover the digital technology solutions that can help achieve these goals.
Understand how digital technology can build sustainable cities
Next, you’ll explore the link between digital technologies and sustainable institutions, delving further into SDGs such as sustainable cities and communities.
Expanding from cities to the planet, you’ll learn how digital technology can positively benefit the environment – from on land to below water.
Explore case studies on clean water and sanitation and good health and wellbeing
Each week, you’ll unpack real-world case studies to help you see digital technology in practice.
During the final weeks, you’ll understand how this technology can help with SDGs for clean water and sanitation, zero hunger, and partnerships for achieving the goals.
You’ll finish the course by identifying the SDGs you want to help achieve and draw up an action plan to help harness digital technology for positive social impacts.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Explore ways digital technology can be utilised to facilitate the achievement of the UN SDGs
- Apply digital technology solutions to humanitarian issues in an organisational context
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in helping to better understand and achieve the UN SDGs.
You could be working for a company who wants to achieve specific UN SDGs, a humanitarian organisation wanting to increase their social impact, or you could be a social entrepreneur who wants to better achieve humanitarian goals.
RMIT Acknowledges the people of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung language groups of the Eastern Kulin Nation on whose lands we conduct our business in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). RMIT values the inclusion of voices, and participation of First Peoples across the lands where we operate
RMIT’s Business and Human Rights centre (BHRIGHT) addresses the human rights impact of business and the ways the private sector can be force for good, creating shared value and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We explore a range of tools to accelerate social impact, especially digital technologies.
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