A selection of educational online courses relating to international development, offered by a range of prestigious universities
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
This business and management course, taught by Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna, takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems across the emerging markets, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.
Fintech Startup in Emerging Economy Specialisation
The University of Cape Town’s course gives aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to understand the technological innovations and challenges the financial services industry faces in the emerging market context.
The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture
This explores the principles and practical applications of Climate Smart Agriculture: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaption to climate change and stable or increased food production in the context of European dairy farming and wine production.
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2: Developing Effective Interventions
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2 is the second MOOC in a two-part sequence, and looks at ‘Developing Effective Interventions’ in the realm of water supply and sanitation.
Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This opportunity focuses on the understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact. Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity, while understanding how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
In this course, you’ll learn the foundational economic theories behind health care innovation and how to optimize your own health care practice or organization. Designed to help you gain a practical understanding of the theoretical frameworks of behavioral economics and operations management in the health care setting.
Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs)
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, an estimated $4.5 trillion per year in additional investment and finance in EMDEs is needed; this course explores how finance and investment can be unlocked to achieve the SDGs.
Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment
This course engages in the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. It also considers the issues surrounding the production of food of animal origin.
Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems
Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. learn How to recognize the characteristics of Global Food Systems and their multiple variables impacting Global Food Systems.