Responding to the UN General Assembly’s call for collaborative partnerships towards sustainable development for all, the University of Geneva created the Geneva Trialogue : an event gathering academic, private and multilateral stakeholders on knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Decision makers from these three circles gather to deepen their understanding of the addressed issues, trigger reflection, and proactively formulate proposals on how academia and the industry could support knowledge as a key currency for development and transform the world together. The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of people of all ages, and help them tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways. The Geneva Tsinghua Iniatiative of the UNIGE supports this event financially and coordinates its organization, contents and logistics.
The first edition of the Geneva Trialogue took place on 15 November 2016 and focused on the potential dividends offered by the digital revolution in knowledge production and education.
The second edition was held on 21 January 2019 and explored ways to collaborate on scaling SDG education. It was jointly organised by the University of Geneva through its Geneva Tsinghua Initiative, UNITAR and XueTang X, the biggest MOOC producer in China. The GTI brought a decidedly more dynamic format to the event, through keynote talks, showcasing of projects, cross-cutting panel discussions, topical workshops and networking opportunities.
More info on the Trialogue website.