Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in Achieving the SDGs

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SDG Academy




Free (certificate fee: USD$ 49, optional)

Available in

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian


This course describes the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technology for the development of the society. It is offered by the SDG Academy on edX, an online education platform. The SDG Academy is an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The course was developed by UNESCO and the Brazilian Network Information Center’s Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society.

It brings together thought leaders and changemakers in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT) and sustainable development to address the new challenges that technology can introduce, such as privacy, data management, risks to cybersecurity, e-waste, and the widening of social divides.

Some of the learning outcomes of the course are:

  • Learning the use of technology for governments and citizens
  • Promoting digital inclusivity
  • Building smart sustainable cities
  • Promoting financial inclusion
  • Understanding the human side of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Risks and ethics