NGO'S and Sustainable Development

By Dr. L. Suganthi,Dean, College of Engineering Guindy   |   Anna University
Learners enrolled: 728
  • To understand the importance of sustainable development 
  • To acquire a reasonable knowledge on the legal frameworks pertaining to pollution control and environmental management
  • To comprehend the role of NGOs in attaining sustainable development
  • To understand the issues and challenges while providing for energy, food security and health equity
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 08 Aug 2022
End Date : 26 Sep 2022
Exam Date : 31 Oct 2022 IST
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1

1. Introduction to sustainable development goals
2. Global responsibility of environmental concern

Week 2

3. Importance of environmental preservation 
4. Environmental threats
5. Pollution and its types
6. Effects of Pollution 

Week 3

7.  Pollution control
8.  Treatment of wastes
9.  Role of NGO’s in national development
10. NGO’s and participatory management

Week 4

11. Challenges and limitations of NGO’s
12. Community Development programmes
13. Role of NGO’s in Community Development programmes
14. Participation of NGO’s in environment management

Week 5

15. Corporate Social responsibility
16. NGO’s and corporate social responsibility
17. Issues and Challenges of Sustainable Development
18. Bioenergy, Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Poor in Sustainable Development

Week 6

19. Protecting ecosystem services for sustainable development
20. Non-renewable sources of energy and its effect

Week 7

21.Renewable sources of energy for sustainability
22.Nuclear resources and Legal Regulation of Hazardous Substances
23.Sustainable Development: Programme and Policies
24.Sustainability assessment and Indicators

Week 8

25.Civil Society Initiatives in Environment Management
26.Civil Society Initiatives for Sustainable Development
27.Global Initiatives in Protecting Global Environment
28.World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg Summit 2002)

Week 9

29. Ecological economics
30. Environmental sustainability

Week 10

31. Social inclusion, Health for all, education for all, Food security and Water security
32. NGOs and Sustainable Development strategies 
33. Need for a Legal framework and its enforcement
34. Legal measures to control pollution

Week 11

35.Environmental Legislation In India
36.Mechanism to implement Environmental Laws in India
37.Legal Protection of Forests Act 1927
38.Legal Protection of Wild Life

Week 12

39. Role of NGO’s in implementing environmental laws
40. Challenges in the implementation of environmental legislation

Books and references

  1. Kulsange, S and Kamble, R. (2019). Environmental NGO’s: Sustainability Stewardship, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, India, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-6200442444.
  2. Dodds, F. (2007). NGO diplomacy: The influence of nongovernmental organizations in international environmental negotiations. Mit Press, Cambridge, ISBN-13: ‎978-0262524766.
  3. Ghosh, S. (Ed.). (2019). Indian environmental law: Key concepts and principles. Orient BlackSwan, India, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-9352875795.
  4. Alan Fowler and Chiku Malunga (2010) NGO Management: The Earthscan Companion, Routledge, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1849711197.

Instructor bio

Dr. L. Suganthi,Dean, College of Engineering Guindy

Anna University
Dr. L. Suganthi, Dean, College of Engineering Guindy. She is a Professor from the Department of Management Studies, Anna University Chennai. She completed her B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Alagappa College of Technology in the year 1986 and her M.B.A in Management Studies from College of Engineering Guindy in the year 1988. She completed her Ph.D from Anna University in the year 1993. 

She has been awarded the Active Researcher (Management) from Anna University Chennai in the year 2012, Best Teacher award (Information Technology Management) from Bloomberg UTV B-School Excellence in the year 2012, She got I st Rank in MBA from Anna University Chennai in the year 1988, Recipient of DUO-INDIA fellowship from University of Antwerp Belgium in the year 2019, CSIR Scholar - JRF and SRF scholarship from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 1989 to 1993, Commonwealth Award for Post Doctoral Fellowship in Energy Management from University of Leeds, UK from 1999 to 2000.  

She has over 110 papers in International Journals and 100 papers in Conferences. 17 Research Scholars have completed Ph.D. and 6 Scholars. Her areas of research include Organizational Behavior, Information Systems, Energy Management and Sustainability Development. She is Expert Member of NAAC accreditation of Institutions and Universities (NAAC Assessor), UGC Subject Expert Member (Management) for evaluation of UGC research projects. 
She has 33 years of experience in Research and 28 years of experience in Teaching. 

Course certificate

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