SDSN January 2018 Highlights

Introducing SDSN Hong Kong: a New Network, a New Voice, a New Year
The SDSN is extending its reach with the launch of our newest network, SDSN Hong Kong, co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The network was officially launched on 8 January at CUHK.

US Mayors Inspiring Local Change with Global SDGs

On 26 January, SDSN and the Global Development Incubator convened a high-level side event at the Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, in partnership with the City of New Orleans and Mayor Dyer of Orlando. Participants discussed how the SDGs can promote sustainable development in cities across America.

New Frontiers in Education for the Implementation of the SDGs: The Blended Learning Program at Sunway University, Malaysia

The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University, Malaysia has paired up with SDG Academy to create a Blended Learning Program combining  the Academy’s expert-led online syllabus with in-person classroom instruction, tailored to the national context of Malaysia.

SDG Academy Course ‘Natural Resources for Sustainable Development’ – now in both English & Arabic

Student-favorite SDG Academy course Natural Resources in Sustainable Development is relaunching 5 February – and is now fully available in Arabic, as well as English! The course includes new content on good governance, corruption, the environment, and more. Video transcripts are also available in Spanish, French, and Russian.

Micro Grants to Share Your Knowledge

The Local Data Action Solutions Initiative will provide a limited number of micro grants as part of its objective to promote sound, replicable, technical methods for sub-national SDG monitoring that facilitate local action in support of the “Leave No One Behind” principle that is part of Agenda 2030. The deadline is 19 February. You can apply here.