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Policies, Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals

Explore how disaster management contributes to sustainable development goals.

An aerial photograph of a flooded village in Kerala, India - villagers stand on a road cut off by water
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

What happens if we cannot adapt to change?

This course explores how disaster management and risk reduction can help to improve the efficiency and achievability of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What topics will you cover?

  • Sustainable development goals
  • Policies produced for disaster management and development
  • Disaster management, disaster risk reduction and resilience policies that link with sustainable development goals

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...

  • Explore the importance of Sustainable Development Goals in reducing vulnerability and improving resilience
  • Explore the impact of disaster management and disaster risk reduction to achieving sustainable development goals
  • Assess which disaster risk reduction and disaster management policies will contribute to achieving sustainable development goals in your own locality

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals looking to develop their understanding of disaster management.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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