The SDG Academy at TES Solutions Day

On September 17th, 2022, the SDG Academy will participate in the Transforming Education Summit (TES) with leaders around the world! We will be joining the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN, and UN Academic Impact to co-host the TES event: Transforming Education for Sustainable Development – Implementing the UNESCO OER Recommendation within Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.

The session will cover actions and investments by stakeholder partners to implement the UNESCO Open Education Resource (OER) Recommendation in support of education for sustainable development (ESD). The International Commission on the Futures of Education recognizes that OERs are also essential for supporting educators, students and young professionals on their ESD teaching and learning journeys. 

This session will demonstrate the importance of creating Diamond OERs that are hosted in Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Open Educational Resources Repositories (OERRs) that can be used in ESD and training at any stage of life, in any corner of the planet. Our initiative is to create education resources for sustainable development that are free, openly licensed, easily accessed and can be repurposed. This global repository of quality OER is essential if education is to be truly a Global Public Good. 

Diamond Open Access refers to scholarly digital materials and platforms, shared under Creative Commons licences, that do not charge fees to either creators or users of content. Diamond partnerships work together to create and deliver content (owned under a creative commons license) to serve a fine-grained variety of multilingual, and multicultural communities of educators and practitioners. It is an ambitious large-scale initiative that includes governments, members of Mission 4.7, UN Academic Impact, the UN Headquarters’ Library (network), OER Dynamic Coalition, UNESCO, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Creative Commons, and the Private Sector. Each partner adds unique value to a multi-stakeholder ‘Diamond’ partnership that can implement the OER Recommendation in practical terms. Our approach builds in sustainability, incentives and quality standards across the stakeholder partnership. Our gender, age, stakeholder and geographic diversity of partners, that includes youth representation, is excellent. 

Key Objectives 

  • Showcase how the stakeholder partnership can implement the UNESCO Open Education Resource (OER) Recommendation using transformative digital Diamond Open Education Resource Repositories (OERRs) to scale up Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and professional training; 
  • Highlight evidence-based practice in the curation of ESD curricula for Diamond FAIR OERRs that can be used in ESD and professional training; 
  • Announce commitments in planning and investments in curriculum development, Diamond FAIR OERRs and ESD education/ training.

Speakers featured include H.E. Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece; Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Founder & Chairman Sunway Group, Co-Chair of Mission 4.7; and Jeffrey Sachs, President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network among many other distinguished panelists.

Tune in with us live on September 17th from 16:30-18:00 ET at!