SDG Academy 2021 Annual Report

UCD has cooperated with the SDG Academy in the following four areas during the last year.

SDG Academy 2021 Annual Report (

  1. UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN

The SDG Academy, Sunway and University College Dublin Announce Online Master’s Programs in Sustainable Development (

2. “The Covid-19 Pandemic: Virology, Public Health, and Economics,” taught by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University.

The history of epidemics and their impact on society – SDG Academy Library (

The course offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the global Covid-19 epidemic. We will consider the epidemic from multiple perspectives, including: the historical role of epidemics in human history; the basic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2; the basic virology of SARS-Cov-2; the nature and causes of zoonotic diseases; the efficacy of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) to control the epidemic; a comparative analysis of control measures in different countries; the economic and humanitarian consequences of the epidemic and ways to meliorate the crisis; the economics of vaccine development; and the role of international cooperation and global health institutions. This lecture was delivered live to students from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, University College Dublin, and Sunway University on October 8, 2020.

3. SDG Academy “Student” “Blogs from UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN

Ailbhe Joyce | Big Things Often Have Small Beginnings – SDG Academy

Alison Moran | Life-long Learning and Education for Sustainable Development – SDG Academy

4. The SDG Academy; Academic Advisory Committee

Academic Advisory Committee that provides strategic guidance and pedagogical input. The current committee is comprised of the following individuals: Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin; Ramu Damodaran, United Nations Academic Impact; May East, Gaia Education; Dan Groody, Kellogg Global Leadership Program; Alexander Leicht, UNESCO; Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan; Olanrewaju Olaniyan, University of Ibadan; Labode Popoola, Osun State University; Joanna Rubinstein, World Childhood Foundation; Lisa Sachs, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; David Smith, University of the West Indies; Rocky Tuan, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin; and Shireen Yacoub, Edraak.

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