Teachers: Emmanuel Kamwi
Lessons: 4 /week
Human trafficking, climate change, poverty, epidemics, natural and manmade disasters, conflicts, inequalities attributed global trade imbalances, e.t.c are all challenges that occur at local level but whose causes and effects transcend national boundaries; these challenges have a global effect and therefore require global solidarity in overcoming them.
NGOs through volunteerism offer a platform for mobilizing global solidarity in addressing local challenges with a global dimension. NGOs through volunteerism offer individuals space to become active global citizens and contribute towards solutions in addressing global challenges.
Through this course, students shall gain a deepened understanding on volunteerism, active citizenship, and the role of NGOs in humanitarian action and in promoting long term development. The course also discusses how to mobilize local and global solidarity in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global action plan that seeks to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity” across the globe.
Through case studies on the work of NGOs, students shall be made aware of dilemmas and ethical consideration linked to development aid and humanitarian support. The course shall also offer an opportunity for students to examine the extent of global solidarity towards achieving Sustain Development Goals. Study visits to understand how the United Nations and other organizations are contributing towards SDGs and how they are addressing global challenges will be arranged.