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

Amber Webb

Senior Advisor

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: Patrick Paul Walsh, University College Dublin; David Smith, University of the West Indies; Emma Torres, UN Development Programme; Pavel Kabat, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; John Thwaites, Monash University; Wing Woo, UC Davis; Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University; May East, Gaia Education; Rodrigo Medeiros, Conservation International - Brasil; Dirk Messner, German Development Institute; Soogil Young, SUNY Korea; Lisa Deutsch, Stockholm Resilience Centre; Angelo Riccaboni, University of Siena.

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