Millennium Development Goals for rural development in the local government






Rural development plays a critical role in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in ending poverty (SDG 1), achieving zero hunger (SDG 2), ensuring clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), and developing sustainable communities (SDG 11).

Rural areas host a significant proportion of the global population and are central to agriculture and food security. Addressing rural development is critical to SDG 2, which aims to eliminate hunger and ensure access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round. This is achieved by promoting sustainable agricultural practices, increasing productivity and incomes for small-scale farmers, and improving land and labour conditions.

Course Content

  • Overview of Millennium Development Goals
  • Working towards No Poverty and Zero Hunger
  • Implementing Good Health and Well-being to combat poverty
  • Role of Quality Education and Gender Equality
  • Providing Clean Water and sanitation, Affordable Clean Energy
  • Creating Decent work for Economic growth

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will discover the vast array of strategies to alleviate rural poverty, including improving access to essential services, infrastructure and social protection systems and supporting agricultural practices.
  • Compare approaches to rural development in the modern world.
  • Participants will be able to embrace and integrate approaches that consider social, economic, and environmental dimensions in Policies and budget provisions.
  • Participants will be able to foster rural-urban linkages, promote cooperative efforts, invest in infrastructure and provide rural areas access to markets, technology,and other strategies that can contribute to sustainable rural development.

Event Details

Start date: 17 June 2024

End date: 21 June 2024

Start time: 09:00 a.m. BST

End time: 04:00 p.m. BST

Venue: London, UK

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