2019 Geneva Trialogue Scaling Education for the SDGs

Deadline: January 21, 2019.

For this second edition of the Geneva Trialogue, University of Geneva is 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 explores ways to collaborate on scaling SDG education. The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is 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 is partially supported through the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative.

Topics to be covered:

  • 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)




1. The Geneva Trialogue is an invitation-only event. If you are interested to receive an invitation, please provide your contact information and motivation for attending in the web form below.

2. The organizers will select based on several diversity criteria, including gender, geographic region, sectors (public/private/IO) as well as motivation. Confirmation and official letter of invitation will be provided within 2 weeks of registration.

3. The Geneva Trialogue is free of charge. A limited number of stipends towards travel and accommodation are available in well-motivated cases.




Geneva Trialogue Scaling Education for the SDGs

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