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Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance (facilitated MOOC)

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the World Bank and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are pleased to announce that enrollment for the massive open online course on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, starting on September 10, 2018 is now open! The MOOC, (delivered in English with video transcripts also available in French, Spanish, and Russian), is designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed learners. It stretches over 12 weeks and covers a range of topics including:

  • understanding the governance and industry fundamentals
  • developing and implementing robust and transparent legal frameworks
  • designing fiscal regimes to capture a fair share of the revenues 
  • managing environmental risks
  • engaging with communities
  • leveraging investments for infrastructure and business linkages
  • managing revenues for economic diversification and development

Each week, students have access to around 1 hour of recorded video lectures, led by a diverse faculty of world class experts and practitioners, including Prof. Sir Paul Collier and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. In addition to key background readings for review and engagement in online forums and quizzes to consolidate learning, students have the opportunity to ask questions to experts in pre-recorded Q&A sessions scheduled throughout the course. The course is particularly suitable for those who seek to build a solid comprehensive understanding of the field. Access to the course requires a reliable internet connection to be able to view the videos. 

Click here to enroll for the course starting September 10, 2018 now (you will be redirected to the edX Platform).

 

View MOOC trailer here.

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