We create and curate free educational resources on sustainable development and offer them as a global public good.

Our courses cover the headline issues and a multitude of interdisciplinary topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of aims and targets adopted by member states of the United Nations in 2015.

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territories 190+
enrollments 200k+
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Our Team

We are a team of experts in international development, policy, pedagogy and content production, passionate about leading global education on sustainable development.

Jeffrey Sachs

Director SDSN

Chandrika Bahadur


Chiteisri Devi

Education Manager

Shannon Kobran

Education Manager

Florencia Librizzi

Head of Program and Partnerships

Neha Sharma

Education Manager

Meredith Storey

Education Manager

The SDG Academy is made possible through the generous support of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
Support from other donors is gratefully acknowledged.

Our team is also supported by an academic advisory committee that provides strategic guidance and pedagogical input. The current committee is comprised of the following individuals: Ramu Damodaran, United Nations Academic Impact; May East, Gaia Education; Dan Groody, Kellogg Global Leadership Program; Alexander Leicht, UNESCO; Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan; Labode Popoola, Osun State University; Joanna Rubinstein, World Childhood Foundation; Lisa Sachs, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; Antonia Samur, Earth Institute & SDSN Youth; David Smith, University of the West Indies; Rocky Tuan, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin; and Shireen Yacoub, Edraak.

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