7 May 2020, Atlanta, USA - UNITAR, the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Atlanta (CIFAL Atlanta), Kennesaw State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Serve Learn and Sustain Center, and the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) Greater Atlanta, with the support of Turner Foundation are launching the e-learning programme “Youth & the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The main objective of this six-week e-learning programme is to provide intensive training to youth on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its targets, while encouraging them to design and implement a community project related to one of the SDGs.  Through interactive content, animations, pop-up questions and comprehensive quizzes, participants will test and practice their knowledge on sustainable development.

The course is aimed at the Youth Network of the RCE Greater Atlanta comprised of students involved across many higher education institutions in the Greater Atlanta area, including Agnes Scott College, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the University of Georgia.

Currently, the world is home to the largest generation in history of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years.  The Youth Network of the RCE Greater Atlanta exemplifies how young people want to and already contribute to the advancement of development. This e-Learning programme aims to further strengthen their knowledge and skills to contribute to the resilience of their own communities by proposing innovative solutions and driving transformational change.

At the conclusion of the programme, participants will be able to identify social, economic, and ecological sustainability needs of the Greater Atlanta communities, propose potential solutions to address current challenges, as well as to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to create and implement sustainable development action projects. 

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