EdX Welcomes SDG Academy
August 30, 2018 | edX team
We are honored to announce that the SDG Academy, an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, has joined the global community of edX partners.
The SDG Academy, the flagship educational initiative of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), brings together the world’s experts on sustainable development to equip the next generation of sustainable development practitioners to tackle the complex challenges facing our planet.
The SDG Academy courses on edX align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 social, economic, and environmental goals adopted by all member nations of the United Nations in 2015 that aim to promote a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future for all. Achieving the SDGs requires a global movement equipped with knowledge and evidence.
The fourth SDG goal is focused on education, and the SDG Academy and edX partnership is an essential step to achieving the this goal centered around empowering and educating people around the world as .
We are facing the reality that, due to automation and technology, a massive percentage of traditional jobs will likely disappear and be replaced by emerging job areas. We are pleased to welcome The SDG Academy to our worldwide network of edX partners that are committed to addressing this need for planet-scale reskilling, especially for marginalized populations of potential learners from around the world.
All courses are open for enrollment today, and start on September 10 as part of the SDG Academy Fall semester.
Please join me in welcoming the SDG Academy to edX!