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Explore sustainable development in humanitarian action, with this course from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Incorporating sustainability into humanitarian action is key to making humanitarian organisations more effective and accountable. This course will show you how.
You’ll look at sustainability in the supply chain and field operations of a humanitarian organisation, covering the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic efficiency, social equity and environmental preservation.
Ultimately, you’ll learn how to design and implement a sustainability strategy; at project, programme and organisational level.
Week 1: What is sustainable development in a humanitarian context?
Week 2. Sustainability in the supply chain: a life-cycle perspective
Week 3. Sustainability in field operations
Week 4: Setting up a sustainability programme
Kathrine Vad is the sustainable development adviser of the ICRC. She's an engineer in industrial ecology with a long experience in environmental policy development and implementation.
Anna Maria Liwak
Sustainable Development Specialist at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Course facilitator.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, with 190 national societies and 17 million volunteers around the world.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.