SDG Academy: Enroll now for “Natural Resources for Sustainable Development”
Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance, a joint course by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the World Bank, gives students an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities that come with managing extractive industry investments for sustainable development. It has been updated with new content and new languages for the semesters beginning February 2018.
This course builds knowledge to make the most of oil, gas, and minerals, while mitigating the risks that these industries bring. It outlines the various complex and interrelated aspects of natural resource governance, including:
- Understanding the governance and industry fundamentals
- Developing and implementing robust and transparent legal frameworks
- Designing fiscal regimes to capture a fair share of the revenues
- Managing environmental risks; engaging with communities
- Leveraging investments for infrastructure and business linkages
- Managing revenues for economic diversification and development
The course launches February 5, 2018. Students can enroll at any time before or after that date and can complete the course materials at any time through May 13th, 2018. After May 13th, 2018, the course content will no longer be available.
By joining this course, you are becoming part of a global movement of citizens and practitioners committed to harnessing the transformational impacts of these resources. The success of the course depends on an active student base that represents a diversity of experiences, geographies, and perspectives.
The course is free and open to anyone. It starts on 5 February 2018.