A Global Movement on Sustainable Development Action
The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020 (WSD-TID 2020) marks the beginning of a decade-long global movement that aims to raise and spread awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UD SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. It is a major online event that aims to accelerate progress towards achieving the UN SDGs at the grassroots level by focusing on sustainable education. We seek to infuse sustainability thinking into current education systems and inspire current and future students by reorienting educational practices and also to mobilize and equip teachers with solid, hands-on knowledge about the SDGs so that they can integrate this into their curriculum/teaching.
The event adopts an open access format, thereby facilitating networking and knowledge transfer within a truly international, digital learning environment. Academic staff from universities all over the world are encouraged to partake in this global sustainability movement by contributing presentation slides designed in an open educational resources (OER) style, prepared in English, German, French, Portuguese or Spanish language and related to any of the four categories listed below:
- Category A: Theory and practice of sustainable development
- Category B: Environmental, social, political and economic aspects of sustainable development
- Category C: Education, communication and training on sustainable development.
- Category D: In-Campus and regional initiatives involving different groups and stakeholders whose approach/methods may be replicable or likely to be of interest to a wide audience.
The presentations will then be collated and made accessible in the WSDTID website www.dl4sd.org Lecturers from universities and further institutions all over the world are cordially welcome to partake in the event by holding a lecture based on one of the presentations uploaded to www.dl4sd.org within the framework of their respective institutions (offline or online). Find out more at dl4sd.org. If you feel addressed, fill out the online form via the following link.
The WSDTID is organized by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and led by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Key partners include UNEP, UNESCO, African Union etc.