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The Role of Faith Actors and Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) In Implementing SDG 16

Self-Paced E-Learning Course
Free of Charge
Number of modules
Programme area
Sustainable Development, Interreligious Dialogue, Peacebuilding
1 week
Start dates
Starts Upon Registration
Learning time
2 hours
Application deadline
Certificate Awarded
Course Description

This short, self-paced course is based on models, tools and methodology outlined in the “Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit” developed by TAP Network. The course focuses on understanding SDG 16 – Ensuring Peaceful, Inclusive and Just Societies – as well as its targets and indicators.

The course provides practical tools and a step-by-step approach explaining how faith actors can be engaged, and how to best work with various government institutions to plan and implement SDG 16 at national and global levels. The course also provides recommendations on how faith actors can: engage with the SDG Policy Coordination Mechanisms; provide input to national SDG implementation plans; and work with government institutions to improve national SDG programmes. 

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 E-Learning Programme at [email protected] or [email protected]

KAICIID launched the FAITH4SDGS Project. More information and material can be found here:



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

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 aims of SDG 16 and its targets
  • The role of faith actors in fostering resilience, preventing violent conflict, and supporting sustainable peacebuilding
  • The different roles and types of engagement of faith actors throughout different stages of conflict
  • Why interreligious dialogue is an important tool in supporting the implementation of SDG 16

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.

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 e-learning 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.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Modern and updated browsers.

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