Geneva Trialogue 2019
Scaling Education for the SDGs
The Geneva Trialogue fosters communication and collaboration between academia, international organizations and the private sector, to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For this second edition of the Geneva Trialogue, University of Geneva has been collaborating with UNITAR, the UN Institute for Training and Research, and XuetangX, China’s largest MOOC platform, to convene thought leaders, education innovators and decision makers from educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector.
Through keynote talks, showcasing of projects, cross-cutting panel discussions, topical workshops and networking opportunities, the event explored ways to collaborate on scaling SDG education. The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, was to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of learners of all ages, and help them tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways. This event was partially supported through the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative.
The Geneva Trialogue, hosted 150 participants from around the globe, representing educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector.
- SDGs in schools (programs in primary, middle and high school)
- SDGs in universities (Bachelor, Master, PhD level)
- Continuing education and SDGs (certificate programs, informal learning)
- Online education for SDGs (MOOCs, innovative platforms)
- Hands-on Learning and SDGs (maker spaces, fablabs)
- Challenge-based Learning for SDGs (Global competitions)
- Crowdsourcing for SDGs (citizen science, gamification)
- New technologies for SDG Education (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality)
Registration at Campus Biotech reception
Irina BOKOVA, UNESCO
Nadia ISLER, SDG Lab at UNOG
Ángel CABRERA, George Mason University
Antonio HAUTLE, Global Compact Switzerland
Florence LASBENNES, 4SD
Roland DOMINICÉ, Symbiotics (slides)
Moderator: Einar Bjorgo (UNITAR)
Presenter: Louise Gallagher (UNIGE)
Yves FLÜCKIGER, University of Geneva
QIU Yong, Tsinghua University
Presenter: Francois Grey (UNIGE)
Networking Lunch – Demos & Posters
One facilitator per group; 10-15 groups distributed in meeting rooms in Campus Biotech H8 building and Innovation Park
Presenter: Thomas Maillart (UNIGE)