This course lets you explore and assess the opportunities that sustainable  energy technologies offer for SIDS. This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current energy regimes and energy policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making can improve energy access, energy security and/or energy efficiency in the main SIDS regions. This interdisciplinary course is a stand-alone course for policy-makers and master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics). It can be taken parallel to work or study over a period of five weeks (spring 2018). Prior to the active phase, learners can already register, make themselves familiar with the learning environment and browse through some content.


Work load: Equivalent to an estimated 2-3 hours per course week, depending on how deep you indulge in the material, discussion and interaction with other learners. By passing the final assignment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Arno BoersmaRequirements: To get the most out of this course, it is helpful if you have a B.A./BSc. level degree in a related field of study, e.g. political sciences, development policy or similar. As the course is held in English, you will need fluent English skills.

Arno Boersma
is the Manager of this Course's Co-Producer, the Aruba Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. Listen to him welcoming you to the free online course 'Sustainable Energy for SIDS (policy-maker edition)' in this audio bit:


The course is offered by the following collaborating partners:

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