Panel Discussion

Higher Education’s Role in Securing a More Inclusive and Sustainable Future: An Emerging Need to Act and Transform


The Panel will bring together leading experts to present and discuss universities’ approaches to the SDGs and how the sector can collaboratively work together to  create a more inclusive and sustainable future through embracing a holistic, transformative and cross-disciplinary, cross-boundary approach and set of actions. The experts on the panel will present strategies and frameworks for action that can be adopted to implement SDGs based on the UNESCO ESD for 2030 Roadmap. This includes but is not limited to the need for universities to  revise their institutional strategies in the context of the 2030 agenda, integrating stakeholders’ leadership in sustainability actions in particular students,implementing sustainable development goals in teaching, research and organization, etc. The Panel will also consider the key competences approaches for sustainability and how can institutions of higher learning monitor the SDGs and measure their impact.

Best Practices Panel

Transforming Higher Education to
Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals


This panel will present success stories on how higher education institutions are embedding sustainable development in their core mission, strategic priorities and key activities through a pragmatic and multidisciplinary approach. This includes research and innovations, institutional leadership and student initiatives, innovative practices in teaching and learning, large scale projects and other initiatives that higher education institutions are carrying out with the aim of implementing the 2030 Agenda.

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