COURSE COMPONENTS

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IN ACTION COURSE COMPONENTS

The 12- day course “Sustainable Technologies in Action” challenges participants to create their own solutions for more sustainable communities in rural, peri-urban and urban contexts using a unique pedagogy mix of theoretical and practical components. In the course, international students will have the opportunity to see many different technologies in distinct fields and contexts in operation. Participants are then challenged to critique these applications and propose improvements and/or other applications for consideration to the organizations and individuals involved.

 

In this year’s course, participants will explore the following topics:

  • Sustainable solution implementation in communities

  • How do you design a social entrepreneurship that will work?

  • Course participants are challenged to design real solutions for building enduring communities.

  • The course goes beyond technical answers to explore social, cultural, financial and other aspects to solve real problems that achieve the sustainable development goals .