November 30, 2022 • 4 min read
We are delighted to announce the SDG Academy, the flagship education initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), recently launched their Professional Certificate in Foundations of Sustainable Development ahead of Logictry’s World Logic Day 2023 to ensure that businesses and their staff and employees have access to the training, knowledge, and education they need to drive more impact and progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Logic.Wiki is thrilled to announce our official support of the program and will highlight this initiative at World Logic Day 2023 in Austin, TX on January 12th at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
We are also thrilled to have SDG Academy & Global Schools team members serving on the official awards selection committee for our World Logic Day Awards Competition this year launching soon on Logic.Wiki. A few award recipients will receive sponsored enrollment to pursue the new SDG Academy Professional Certificate in Foundations of Sustainable Development..
Logic.Wiki is an interactive platform for actionable knowledge sharing. Logic Apps on the wiki are designed to help users make better decisions, faster. In 2022 Logictry launched our first collection focused on helping startups with 10 featured Content Partners. You can learn more about these partners and their experiences building interactive content on the wiki here. Logic.Wiki partners with experts and expert networks to curate and build interactive content designed to help them share their knowledge on various topics as a global public good.
In 2012, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. It started with ten thematic working groups on a range of environmental, social, and economic topics, which contributed to the debate and ultimately the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDSN quickly grew and founded its global networks program; a membership-based alliance of top-tier knowledge-generating institutions. As of 2022, SDSN has members in 50 networks across 144 countries.
In 2016, the SDSN expanded its mission with the creation of the SDG Academy - the premier source of high-quality resources and guidance on education for the SDGs, with the mandate to enrich the field of sustainable development and achieve Agenda 2030. The SDG Academy creates and curates relevant content on the SDGs, shares innovative pedagogies and training models, and nurtures a global community of learners to prepare this generation and the next to achieve sustainable development.
The SDG Academy has long been invested in online education as a means to provide largescale access to quality learning opportunities. Digital innovation is a key effort to evolving our education systems so that they are resilient, inclusive, and capable of meeting the challenges faced by people and the planet.
In order to address the spectrum of learners from K-12 to lifelong learning, we must strengthen the global educational ecosystem to include enhanced support for high quality resources, instruction, and collaborative spaces. Within this context, the SDG Academy endeavors to expand its current efforts and launch new strategic activities to offer avenues for professional development and work closely with the private sector on their upskilling needs.
The correct information and education can change people's values and behaviors, encouraging them to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. The increasing emphasis on upskilling and professional development have pushed business leaders to realize that the skills their organizations and employees will need in the future are not the same ones they've required in the past. In fact, 46% of learning and development professionals say that upskilling and reskilling is a top focus area this year, according to LinkedIn’s 2022 Workplace Learning Report.
Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. Its fundamental question is: How can the world economy continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable? A thriving global society relies on the stability of the Earth and its resilience across oceans, forests, waterways, biodiversity, the atmosphere, and more. So how do we shape sustainability at a global scale?
Delve into the basics of Sustainable Development and the history and science of sustainability with the Stockholm Resilience Center and leaders in the field. In this Professional Certificate Program, you will learn the tenets of sustainable development and how our societies can develop within the planet’s boundaries. From learning the interactions between the economy and our environment to understanding activities that drive climate change and the boundaries set by the planet’s natural resources, this Professional Certificate Program will help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
In each course, you will look into the human activities that impact sustainability and learn the basics of Sustainable Development. You will be taught by world-renowned economist and pioneer in the field of Sustainable Development, Jeffrey Sachs and Co-Director at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Johan Rockström along with other experts from the Stockholm Resilience Center.
Further details regarding the Professional Certificate can be assessed here.
As a part of the World Logic Day 2023 Awards competition we are inviting experts from around the world to share their knowledge around ESGs, SDGs, Impact, Climate, Logic, and Technology. The Logictry, Unicef Next Gen, NOVA Impact, KFG Foundation, 3-Day Startup, Fyli, Hamptons Tech, Global Schools, & SDG Academy teams will review the content leading up to the event on Jan 12, 2022 and announce the official winner(s) at the in person event at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Finalists will be invited to attend the UN Global Awards Showcase in person at the invite only event. Award recipients will be listed by the UN, UNESCO, and the CIPSH as well as included in the official UN World Logic Day 2023 Impact Report.
Several invitations to participate in the competition will be sent out over the next 2 weeks (make sure to check your inboxes). You can also apply to participate here. The deadline to provide documents for the content build and marketing materials in order to be considered is Dec 20, 2022. Finalists will be announced in early January.