About this course
This nanocourse was created to give you a holistic understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 – No Poverty. You will get a basic understanding of the underlying causes and contributing factors to poverty, as well as issues around the concept of financial inclusion and a quick review of some anti-poverty tools. You will learn how to analyze data points on poverty and be able to identify how development differs between countries.
Larissa Demel is the current director of Youth Engagement for the Special Olympics Latin America, where she oversees youth innovation projects for inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities. Larissa was also a speaker at HABITAT III, the bi-decennial United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, where she launched Urban Action, a youth initiative in collaboration with UN Habitat and AIESEC that set out to implement over 150 youth projects related to New Urban Agenda and SDGs within the first year of New Urban Agenda adoption. She has published papers on social innovation through youth action on the SDGs which is being used by over 50,000 young people in 126 countries and created a SDG social project framework for young people and has created the SDG 11 content on to the Young Person’s Guide to Saving the World.
By the end of this nanocourse you should be able to:
- Understand SDG 1 – No Poverty in the wider global context
- Self-reflect on your values and attitudes about poverty in your community
- Develop a simple plan of action to begin to create change in your local community