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Mainstreaming SDGs into National Policy and Planning Processes

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Self-Paced Online Course
Free of Charge
Number of Modules
1 Module
Programme Area
Sustainable Development, Policy, Interfaith Dialogue
1 Week
Start Dates
Starts Upon Registration
Learning Time
2 Hours
Application Deadline
Certificate Awarded
Course closing date: 
31 October 2025
Course Description

This short, self-paced course looks at some of the challenges and opportunities relating to the implementation of the SDGs and their mainstreaming into national policy and planning processes. It also offers a model for mainstreaming a national planning process while exploring the possible ways in which faith-based actors and religious leaders can play a positive role.

All course components are available now and can be completed at a time that is convenient for you (within a one-month period). Please note that this course is not facilitated by a course team leader. Any specific questions can be emailed to the KAICID DKH team at [email protected] or elearning@KAICIID.ORG

Target Audience 

This course is specifically designed for religious leaders, faith-based organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and other multilateral institutions, government officials, policy and decision-makers and individuals interested in this field.

What You'll Learn
  • The key definitions used for mainstreaming, acceleration and providing policy support for the implementation of the SDGs at national and local levels
  • To recognise how the SDG indicators inform policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation on the SDGs at all levels
  • The features of the proposed model and steps for mainstreaming the SDGs into national policy and planning processes
  • The possible roles faith-based actors and religious leaders can play in supporting national policy and planning processes, and their implementation

This interactive digital course is specifically designed for busy professionals who do not have time to take the longer, moderated seven-module course on ‘Engaging Faith Actors to Support Implementation of the SDGs’. They can now select the relevant thematic topics and modules and learn on the go. Administered through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, this short course takes around two hours to complete and can be taken anywhere, anytime, at a pace that suits and from a phone or a computer.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Completion.

About KAICIID's Series of SDGs Short Courses

The practice of using interreligious dialogue (IRD) for engaging faith actors to support and promote the UN SDGs is rapidly emerging as a necessary tool for the twenty-first century education toolbox.

KAICIID online courses build the capacities of global leaders to address a number of today’s most pressing challenges by developing knowledge, networks and skills.

The courses are part of an ongoing collaboration between KAICIID, UNEP, UPEACE, LWC, NMCL and ISCREB.

About the KAICIID Dialogue Knowledge Hub (DKH)

The KAICIID Dialogue Knowledge Hub (DKH) is a user-focused virtual platform to serve anyone working or interested in interreligious dialogue (IRD) throughout the world. The services are primarily informative and educational, while also creating networking opportunities. The platform is accessible through various portals such as directories, databases and e-learning training courses and webinars. Each portal offers an avenue to another aspect of information and updates on interreligious dialogue.   

DKH Key Functions

•        Provision of high-quality E-learning courses and thematic webinars in the field of IRD;

•        Research and development of knowledge tools and services to facilitate best practices and experience sharing;

•        Provision of open access to KAICIID IRD online Databases and Resources

Hardware and Software Requirements

Recommended hardware and software requirements for taking our e-learning courses: Platform: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Hardware: 2.0 GHz processor (minimum), 2 GB of memory (minimum), 1 GB of available disk space (minimum), 1,280 x 800 screen resolution (minimum).

Software: HTML5 and Flash compatible. Browser: Desktop: Internet Explorer 8-10 (Flash only), Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Safari (latest version). Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later. Internet connection: 256kbps and higher. Note: In some instances pop-ups must be enabled.

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