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PERU (Online) Certificate Course

Indigenous Knowledge & Sustainability

Now Enrolling: June 14-30, 2021

PERU (Online) Certificate Course

Indigenous Knowledge
& Sustainability

Now Enrolling: June 14-30, 2021

Meet our new, intensive certificate program

A two-week online course to advance
your professional sustainability experience

100% ONLINE

 A safe and effective way to gain the knowledge of global sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge and experience from anywhere in the world.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Using machine learning with your block-chain certificate, we'll connect the skills that you gained will with the jobs available right away. Also, gain access to TGP's alumni network of over 3,200 sustainability leaders and career opportunities.

GET AHEAD OF THE INDUSTRY
Instantly boost your resume and gain the most in-demand skill sets for today's career fields. Our block-chain certificate is the professional proof you'll need to advance your career.
FOR STUDENTS & PROFESSIONALS
Whether you're a university student, gap year student, recent graduate, or seasoned professional, this course welcomes participants who are motivated to become sustainability leaders equipped with global knowledge, no matter the stage of your profession.

Meet our new, intensive certificate program

A two-week online course to advance
your professional sustainability experience

100% ONLINE

 A safe and effective way to gain the knowledge of global sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge and experience from anywhere in the world.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Using machine learning with your block-chain certificate, we'll connect the skills that you gained will with the jobs available right away. Also, gain access to TGP's alumni network of over 3,200 sustainability leaders and career opportunities.

GET AHEAD OF THE INDUSTRY

Instantly boost your resume and gain the most in-demand skill sets for today's career fields. Our block-chain certificate is the professional proof you'll need to advance your career.

FOR STUDENTS & PROFESSIONALS

Whether you're a university student, gap year student, recent graduate, or seasoned professional, this course welcomes participants who are motivated to become sustainability leaders equipped with global knowledge, no matter the stage of your profession.

Course Objective


The objective of this course is to provide a basic introduction to indigenous knowledge and sustainable development concepts, while exposing students to ancient, indigenous, and contemporary sustainability initiatives using Peru as a case study.

Course Objective


The objective of this course is to provide a basic introduction to indigenous knowledge and sustainable development concepts, while exposing students to ancient, indigenous, and contemporary sustainability initiatives using Peru as a case study.

Course Description

NOW ENROLLING:
June 14-30, 2021

This course presents the Peruvian Andes as an ideal place to consider the connections between indigenous knowledge and sustainable development.

It aims to understand how the Quechua communities in the Andes exemplify the paradoxical relationship between indigenous knowledge and environmental issues: they are extremely vulnerable to the effects to issues such as climate change, but they also possess a wealth of knowledge, practices, techniques, and technologies used by these communities to ensure food security in face of calamities. Specific examples of indigenous knowledge and virtual field trips to indigenous communities will be provided to help illustrate the role of the Peruvian people as actors in protecting, restoring and achieving sustainable development.
Meet your professor
Professor Oscar R. Ortega joined The GREEN Program in 2014 as the Lead Professor of TGP's Peru: Water Resource Management Program in 2014 as part of our partnership with Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - USIL. Over the course of his academic and professional career, Professor Ortega has accomplished a variety of impressive feats including founding an NGO called Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Sustenable de los Agro Ecosistemas Andinos.

Professor Ortega has been awarded the Greta Kramer award for his outstanding studies, and now teaches with numerous International Programs focused on topics related to biodiversity, Andean nutrition, sustainable development, Indigenous knowledge, climate change, traditional healing and international politics. He is driven by the conviction that sustainability can be achieved by educating & creating awareness.
Meet your professor
Professor Oscar R. Ortega joined The GREEN Program in 2014 as the Lead Professor of TGP's Peru: Water Resource Management Program in 2014 as part of our partnership with Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - USIL. Over the course of his academic and professional career, Professor Ortega has accomplished a variety of impressive feats including founding an NGO called Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Sustenable de los Agro Ecosistemas Andinos.

Professor Ortega has been awarded the Greta Kramer award for his outstanding studies, and now teaches with numerous International Programs focused on topics related to biodiversity, Andean nutrition, sustainable development, Indigenous knowledge, climate change, traditional healing and international politics. He is driven by the conviction that sustainability can be achieved by educating & creating awareness.

Provoking Class Topics


Complete the course online with live, engaging, and provoking classes, discussions, and virtual field trips. Gain global perspectives and learn from international faculty and indigenous communities in Peru.

Course Introduction

Gain an introduction to the course and review course expectations.  Meet TGP, your professor, and cohort.

Peruvian Geography & Diversity

Learn about what makes Peru one of the most diverse countries in the world.  Explore the country's diverse ecosystems and how it impacts economic activities and sustainability.

Sustainable Development

Explore theories and practices of sustainable development. This section aims to stimulate a critical examination and help students understand complex issues of development as they relate to natural, economic, and social systems.

The Price of Human Development

Discover the concepts, measures, and policies for the development paradigm, and the intersections of human and economic development.

Indigenous Communities

Gain an understanding of the main characteristics of Indigenous people in Peru. Explore their knowledge, livelihood, beliefs, vulnerabilities, and strengths. Analyze their potential impact as a part of the future of sustainability.

Shamanism and Spirituality

Explore Peru's indigenous cultures and their relations to the Shamanism religion and spirituality. Discuss the intersections of culture, spirituality, and sustainability.

Indigenous Knowledge Rights and Protection

Ask: Who has the right to use indigenous knowledge? How are indigenous rights protected, if at all?  What is the potential impact and protocol of utilizing indigenous knowledge for a sustainable future?

Whole Systems Approach

Engage in stimulating conversations and critical examination to understand the present and future using a holistic approach, inclusive of indigenous knowledge.

The Connection: Exploring Indigenous Communities at Home

Apply your newfound knowledge of Peru's indigenous communities and compare differences and similarities with your region's indigenous community and sustainability (paper + discussion).

Course Outcomes

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Skills for the 21st Century Workforce 

Gain and practice in-demand skills: Critical and analytical thinking, remote work management, interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication, diversity and cultural intelligence, public speaking, thought leadership, and problem-solving.

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Understanding Foundational Theories 

Learn the foundational theories and practices of indigenous communities in regards to sustainable development, with Peru as a case study for development countries. 

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Critical-Thinking & Responding to Critiques

Analyze and critique sustainability and indigenous knowledge through literature reviews, virtual field visits, and engaging discussions.

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Identify Stressors that Affect Indigenous Communities

Gain an understanding of the concerns, stressors, and problems that affect indigenous populations in Peru.


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Understand the Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Sustainability

Critically examine ancient and contemporary practices in indigenous cultures and its role in a sustainable future.

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Global Sustainability Knowledge from Indigenous Perspectives

Discover Peru's SDGs frameworks, initiatives, and challenges in human and sustainable development.



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Analytical Thinking & Intercultural Competence

Practice analytical thinking and build international competence while you work with a diverse cohort of future leaders in sustainable development.

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Critical Dialogue & Global Perspectives

Gain a critical global perspective that is in-demand by employers today. Build experience working with a diverse and interdisciplinary and global cohort.


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Early Access to Sustainability Jobs & Internships

Join a global network of more than 3,200 young professionals and TGP Alumni. Connect with sustainability jobs and internship opportunities, mentorship, and professional development resources with early access to TGP's Alumni Network.

A smart certificate with career impact
A smart certificate with career impact

Accurate insights tied to real skills

We take the guesswork out of the outcomes. Gain job insights that are tied directly to the skills & learning outcomes of the course. 

Your digital certificate uses block-chain and machine learning technology that will showcase each skill's career value and connects you with real jobs that require those skills.

Accurate insights tied to real skills

We take the guesswork out of the outcomes. Gain job insights that are tied directly to the skills & learning outcomes of the course. 

Your digital certificate uses block-chain and machine learning technology that will showcase each skill's career value and connects you with real jobs that require those skills.

More Metrics, More Value

Get even more insight into the job market by receiving salary ranges specific to your certification's skills and which companies are interested in hiring the skills that your certification provides.

Identify the employers that have the biggest demand for skills that you attained through your TGP course.

More Metrics, More Value

Get even more insight into the job market by receiving salary ranges specific to your certification's skills and which companies are interested in hiring the skills that your certification provides.

Identify the employers that have the biggest demand for skills that you attained through your TGP course.

Job Insight Data

Your smart certificate will connect your credentials with real-time job data from around the world.  The job data that our partners use is gathered from 65,000 global information sources; 143 gigs of raw data every day!

Using machine learning and statistical insights we're able to connect the skills that you gain with the jobs available today.

Job Insight Data

Your smart certificate will connect your credentials with real-time job data from around the world.  The job data that our partners use is gathered from 65,000 global information sources; 143 gigs of raw data every day!

Using machine learning and statistical insights we're able to connect the skills that you gain with the jobs available today.

Helping to Improve Impactful Careers

TGP's smart certificates enables participants to explore the roles that are available to them once you complete the course. 

Real-time, open jobs are just a few clicks away from your certificate. We're ready to start delivering career impact directly! 

Helping to Create Impactful Careers

TGP's smart certificates enables participants to explore the roles that are available to them once you complete the course. 

Real-time, open jobs are just a few clicks away from your certificate. We're ready to start delivering career impact directly! 

Start your educational adventure today.
*Open to students and professionals of all disciplines. Must be at least 18 years old.
Start your educational adventure today.
*Open to students and professionals of all disciplines. Must be at least 18 years old.
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Interested in a program package? Enroll in two or more TGP programs and save up to $500.
Interested in a program package? Enroll in two or more TGP programs and save up to $500.
This course sounds perfect for my busy schedule. How do I sign up?
Please submit your official TGP program application HERE. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Spots are limited.  Accepted students will receive direct access to enrollment forms to secure their spot. For assistance, contact your Student Success Coordinator or our team at info@thegreenprogram.com or +1 (215) 821-0935.
Who is teaching this course?

Professor Oscar Ortega has been one of TGP's lead professors since 2014. Professor Ortega's experience is related to biodiversity, Andean nutrition, sustainable development, Indigenous knowledge, climate change, traditional healing and international politics.
Who is eligible to participate in the course? Will there be a travel component?
This 49 hour certificate course is designed for university students and professionals, 18+. There is no travel component as this course is 100% conducted remotely, and hosted online. 
Will classes be recorded or live, and what does the class schedule look like?
Class sessions will be live and hosted on Zoom with engaging discussions among participants and faculty. Enrolled students will have access to class recordings as well. This is an intensive 17 day course. Students who cannot participate in live courses may opt-in for class recordings.
How do I get involved with TGP's global sustainability network?
Join TGP's alumni network of more than 3,000 sustainability leaders around the world. 95% of TGP alumni stay involved in sustainability efforts post program and go off to work at companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, NASA, National Geographic, Second Nature, and more. By attending a TGP program, you become a life-time member and get access to professional and personal development opportunities.
What if I'm also interested other TGP programs too?
Students are welcome to apply and attend as many TGP programs as you wish!  Simply select all the programs that you are interested in applying for in your application: www.thegreenprogram.com/apply. Ask your Student Success Coordinator about program packages to bundle your programs at a lower cost. *Applications are open to all majors, undergrad and graduate students, recent graduates, and young professionals.
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