Wednesday 14 July 2021, 1300-1430  New York/ 18.00-19.30 Dublin

Recording and Chat links can be found on the UN HLPF 21 Website below.

Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of Higher Education in Mission 4.7 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (un.org)

Background to the Side Event

Education for Sustainable Development:  The Role of Higher Education in Mission 4.7

Our world faces multiple challenges, some new and many enduring, including pandemics, rising global temperatures, unemployment, and inequality. Are you keen to be part of crafting and implementing solutions to the big challenges of our times? If yes, join us to discuss education pathways that will help prepare you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to build a fulfilling and challenging life tackling the world’s biggest challenges.

Objectives of the side event

To outline the role of Higher Education to create education pathways that create knowledge and the virtues to achieve Target 4.7 by 2030;

“By 2030 ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”

  • Format and Agenda  (1 hour and 30 mins)

Institutions Panel  (7 X 5mins)

Patrick Paul Walsh ( Chair ),  University College Dublin & Senior Advisor SDSN

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences/Social Sciences.

Florencia Librizzi,   Head of Program and Partnerships,  SDG Academy.

Omar Hernández,  Public Information Officer at the United Nations,  UN Academic Impact.

Wing Thye Woo,  President, Jeffrey Cheah Institute of Southeast Asia.

Lanre Olaniyan,  University of Ibadan and Co-chair of the Global Masters in Development Practice Program.

María Cortés Puch, Vice President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Kristen Hargis,  University of Saskatchewan and the Sustainability and Education Policy Network.

Individual Experience Panel  (7 X 5mins)

 Enda Murphy ( Chair ),  University College Dublin,  Chair of the  UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN

 Rachel Harri Weiser –  Candidate at Harvard University,  ConnectAID, Chief Strategic Officer

Karrissa Compton- Arizona University,  2020 Millennium Fellowship Alumni.

Opeyemi Ekundayo – Obafemi Awolowo University, 2020 Millennium Fellowship Alumni.

Alison Moran,   University College Dublin,  M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN

Trisha Knight,  University College Dublin, UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN

Afandi Ahmad,   Sunway University and All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia On Sustainable Development Goals

Noa Urbach,    Teachers College,  Columbia University, SDG Academy Alumnus. 

Q&A for 20 mins