Education & Training Advancing a Global Community of Learners and Education for Sustainable Development

From early childhood education to professional development, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) serves as a pivotal tool in cultivating lifelong learners equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to effect meaningful change. The education and training initiatives, spearheaded by the SDG Academy, are dedicated to expediting transformative educational programs and professional training aimed at advancing the SDGs and realizing the 2030 Agenda.

The SDSN’s work in education and training connects educators, policymakers, educational institutions, learners, industries, and professionals, thus fostering an exchange of knowledge for the SDGs. The SDG Academy, Global Schools, Mission 4.7, and the Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program cater to learners across various educational tiers, establishing enduring partnerships with subject matter experts and leaders within both the SDSN and the broader United Nations networks.

SDG Academy

Representing the SDSN’s education initiatives, the SDG Academy is mobilizing a global movement to achieve sustainable development through avenues of learning, professional development, and knowledge building.
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Global Schools

Global Schools works to support primary and secondary schools and educators with evidence-informed training and classroom resources to integrate sustainable development into school curricula, operations, and activities.
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Mission 4.7

Mission 4.7 is a multistakeholder initiative that brings together leaders from government, academia, civil society, and business to advocate for transformative education for sustainable development and global citizenship at all levels of learning.
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Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Programs

The consortium, comprising over 30 Master's in Development Practice (MDP) programs and continually growing, empowers practitioners with the essential tools to address the complex challenges of sustainable development by blending insights and methodologies from diverse core disciplinary fields.
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