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

Our educational content covers 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.

massive open online courses to date.

territories 193+
enrollments 600k+
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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 for sustainable development.

Jeffrey Sachs

President, SDSN

Chandrika Bahadur


Lucia Rodriguez

Director, Master's in Development Practice Program Secretariat

Kayla Colyard

Education Coordinator, New York

Shannon Kobran

Lead, Kuala Lumpur

Imran Mohd Rasid

Education Manager, Kuala Lumpur

Meredith Storey

Education & Data Analytics Manager, New York

Samantha Thompson

Communications Coordinator, New York

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: Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin; Ramu Damodaran, United Nations Academic Impact; May East, Gaia Education; Dan Groody, Kellogg Global Leadership Program; Alexander Leicht, UNESCO; Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan; Olanrewaju Olaniyan, University of Ibadan; Labode Popoola, Osun State University; Joanna Rubinstein, World Childhood Foundation; Lisa Sachs, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; 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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