Sustainable Development - Project Management and Communication

SDPMCDo you want start up a sustainability project and reach others with your ideas? Then this is a course for you!

This course gives you an introduction to project management models for working with sustainable development that combine different practical and creative tools in planning, implementation, communication and evaluation. The course is designed for students that independently want to plan and implement a project idea that contributes to a sustainable development. The project process is done individually or in a group, and is communicated within the university or in another relevant context.

Welcome to the course Sustainable Development - Project Management and Communication at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies CEMUS, a part of CSD Uppsala. Here you will find our schedule, examination tasks, literature and updates relevant to the course. Lectures and seminars are held at day time. The course is given in English. Do you have questions about the course?

Time and Place for tomorrow’s Progression Meetings


Thanks for uploading the first Status Reports to studentportalen, we'll be reading them later today and then meeting you tomorrow morning to talk through your project's progress over the past couple weeks - how quickly two weeks go by!

We're trying to keep these fairly short and informal so we'll be meeting in the CEMUS Library (at Geocentrum) and here are the times when your group needs to turn up:

  • 9:15 - 9:35 Solar Panels In Ghana
  • 9:40 - 10:00 Loki's Stove
  • 10:05 - 10:25 Reducing Food Waste
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Sustainable Fashion
  • 10:55 - 11:15 Mentration Cup: The Christmas Gift of the Year
  • 11:20 - 11:30 Revert Advert

We're looking forward to it!

Per & Ben

Optional reading!

Hi all, thanks for a fun evening on the 22nd. Good food and good people!

There is now extra material up on studentportalen HERE, feel free to read as much as you like. The texts are good to read if it´s your first course in sustainable development.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 is now available and is due on 30th of November.

Status Report and Make Up Assignment Instructions


The instructions for the Status Reports are now available under the 'Assignments' section above. Also, we've had to change the time of the Progression Meetings to the morning, they are now on...

  • Progression Meeting 1: Tuesday 4th November at 09-12
  • Progression Meeting 2: Tuesday 18th November at 09-12

... once we have a room confirmed we'll update the schedule to reflect these changes.

Also available are the make-up assignments for those that have missed various seminars and workshops. They are:

  • Group Dynamics Make-Up Assignment - to be completed by those who missed both morning and afternoon sessions with Agnetta Setterwall on Thursday 9th October 9-12 & 13-16
  • Common Cause Handbook Make-Up Assignment - to be completed by those that missed the workshop with Pella Theil on Wednesday 1th October 9-12
  • Three Strikes Make-Up Assignment - to be completed by those who have missed three (or more) seminar or workshop sessions held by the Course Coordinators since the start of the course

Each make-up assignment has their own instructions with differing deadlines so please read them carefully. These make-up assignments need to be completed as they are part of the examination for the course. We've emailed those that need to complete the 'Three Strikes' Make-up Assignment. If you are unsure of whether you need to complete either or both of the 'Common Cause' and/or the 'Group Dynamics' let us know and we will confirm/deny.

As always, email us if you have any questions and we'll get back to you as quick as we can.

Per & Ben