27 October 2021

Online course on SDGs: Call for applications

Leiden Delft Erasmus Alliance (LDE)/ African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) invites African- based students to apply and participate in a 4week small private online course(SPOC) entitled A Critical Engagement with Advancing the SDGs. The objective of this course is to develop critical, transdisciplinary and innovative approaches to sustainable development initiatives. 

The SPOC is presented as a global classroom for LDE African Dynamics Minor students and selected students from African countries. Representing multiple disciplines, they collaboratively explore four key development planning approaches to address wicked sustainable development problems. The global classroom creates a space to mobilise knowledge from global to local scales across cultural boundaries. Through discussions and group assignments, theoretical knowledge is translated into practice from various perspectives.

Approximately 10 bachelor and masters students from Morocco will be selected to participate in this online course in order to include a broad multi-disciplinary cohort from the African continent.

To apply, please submit a letter of motivation in which you briefly indicate your:

-        Age and nationality

-        Educational background

-        Understanding of the SDGs

-        Working or volunteering experience

-        Availability to participate from 22 November to 17 December 2021

-        Commitment to complete the course (what is in it for you)

Submit your request before 5 November for the attention of Madi Ditmars to MinorAfricanDynamics@asc.leidenuniv.nl

Practical details:

Period: 22 November – 17 December 2021

Workload: 20+ hours per week

Language: English


Please see the brochure for more detail on the content