Transforming Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with FAIR OEERs, Digital Innovation, and Diamond Partnerships 

Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDG Academy, The Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, and Mission 4.7

This event brought forth speakers from Governments, the UN, Academia and the private sector to discuss the importance of Digital Innovation and Diamond Partnerships around FAIR Open Educational Resource Repositories (OERRs). We made recommendations on their applications as the basis for the achievement of SDG Target 4.7, create access to SDG education and training at any stage of life, in any corner of the planet.

The purpose of the meeting was to:

  • Facilitate dialogue on transformative digital innovation for ESD, bringing together experts and knowledge from around the world;
  • Highlight evidence-based practice and potential of FAIR OEERs, Digital Innovation and Diamond Partnerships;  
  • Encourage commitments in planning and investments in FAIR OEERs, Digital Innovation and Diamond Partnerships.

Speakers: Simon Harris, Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University and President of SDSN Moderators; Patrick Paul Walsh Full Professor at University College Dublin and Vice President for Education at SDSN; Ambassador Gerard Keown, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OECD and UNESCO; Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece; Mrs. Samira Benaballah,  Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection; Zeynep Varoglu, Programme Specialist & Coordinator of the OER Dynamic Coalition, UNESCO; Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief, Dag Hammarskjöld UN Library; Jayashri Sarah Wyatt | Chief, Education Outreach Section, United Nations Academic Impact; Trine Jensen, Manager Digital Transformation in and of Higher Education at the IAU; Radhika Iyengar, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University;  Laura Czerniewicz, Director of the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teacher, University of Cape Town; Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin and OpenAlRE; Nicole Allen,  Director, SPARC USA; Claire McGuire, Policy and Research Office. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Cable Green, Director of Open Knowledge, Creative Commons; John Farrar, Director of Education, Google for Education  (TBC); Caroline Mol, Senior Partner Manager at 2U; Brighton Kaoma, SDSN Youth; Sam Loni, Director of Global Schools; Amanda Abrom, Program Manager, Global Schools.  

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