LEADER IN EDUCATION
Welcome to Education and Training Unit for
Democracy and Development
ETU provides training in support of development and democracy in Southern Africa. We aim to help bring about greater equality, social justice and access to rights and information. We target community and civil society organisations, political parties represented in government, and public servants. Our mission is to equip them with tools to make a difference in the lives of people who need employment, development and decent communities.
EDUCATION FOR ALL
How does the online school work?
Online courses are free, but for those with poor internet a USB drive containing all courses can be ordered. It costs R150 and if you have no money you can apply for a free USB.
Our online school offers free courses
open to all on the following topics
The Sustainable Development course consists of five modules. We will look a sustainable development in an unequal world and the effects of climate change on our biodiversity. We will also cover topics such as water management, food security and access to greener energy and transport. Lastly, we will look at the effects of urbanisation on the sustainable development goals.
Inclusive economic development
This course teaches basic economics and targets progressive activists, policy-makers and politicians who have not studied economics. It focuses on understanding economic terms, broad theories, economic history, inequality and global relations, trade, globalisation and possibilities for inclusive and more equal economic development.
Ideology and policy
This course will cover politics and the visions and ideas that drive different political ideologies. It will cover the role of political parties in a democracy and the political differences between them. We will cover the classic ideologies of conservatism, liberalism, social democracy and socialism. It will also deal with more modern schools of thought from the last 60 years.