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New Course: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Parliament's Role

New CPA course will provide Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with knowledge of the SDGs and the crucial role of Parliaments as institutions in implementing them.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has launched a new course on the 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Parliament's Role' as part of its online CPA Parliamentary Academy.

This new course will provide Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the crucial role of Parliaments as institutions in implementing the SDGs.

The course materials will examine parliamentary action on three levels of implementation:

  1. local/constituency implementation
  2. national implementation
  3. international implementation

It will also seek to highlight how Parliaments can work with key stakeholders to promote the SDGs and influence real change within communities.

The course also delves into key methods of SDG financing, drawing on case studies and positive examples from the Commonwealth and beyond.

The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg said at the course launch in the margins of the UN SDG Summit:

“Commonwealth Parliaments have a crucial role to play in the delivery of the SDGs and this new online course with the CPA Parliamentary Academy will provide both Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with vital information and resources to aid with many different aspects of the SDGs."

 


Why take this course?

Course co-author and parliamentary development expert, Kevin Deveaux introduces the CPA SDGs course:


How to register for the course:

If you already have log-in details for the CPA portal, there is no need to complete a registration form - simply  to your account to get started. Watch this video if you need help signing in.

If you do not have an account, you will need to complete an online registration form so we can issue you with log-in details.


 

The 'Sustainable Development Goals: A Parliament's Role' course has been designed to be engaging in format, with the modules delivered via video and written lessons. The course is also intended to be flexible, to give Members and parliamentary staff the freedom to decide when they want to start and complete the course. This is especially important for those pursuing this learning opportunity whilst doing a full-time job.

The CPA Parliamentary Academy provides a Centre of Excellence for Commonwealth Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with a portfolio of parliamentary professional development courses delivered through an online learning portal with video and online resources.

The CPA Parliamentary Academy provides the CPA’s membership with the skills and knowledge to deepen their commitment to good governance and has been developed for the benefit of the CPA’s membership of almost 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures.

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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

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