SIPA hosts SDG Accelerator Workshop

May 2018
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In 2017 the Global Public Policy Network  created the first academic program to train emerging leaders to create solutions for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals : The SDG Certificate*.

 

The one-year program includes a leadership module (at Sciences Po School of Public Affairs), a skills module (at Columbia SIPA in New York), SDG-oriented courses (at participants’ home schools), and presentation of an SDG final project and graduation from the program (at GPPN’s Annual Global Conference).

 

One the week of May, 25th 2018, SIPA hosted its unit of the program, known as the SDG Accelerator Workshop, welcoming four student teams comprising 18 students from Sciences Po, the Hertie School of Governance, the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, and SIPA. Over the course of five days, attendees assessed their progress since the Paris unit and worked to move their projects from thematic concepts to operational plans.

 

Program highlights included skills workshops (devoted to stakeholder analysis and partnership building, logical framework analysis and monitoring and evaluation, and resource mobilization including business modeling and pitching), consultation with the UN and New York City government agencies, an introduction to financing for sustainable development.

 

* SIPA’s participants are designed as fellows in the GPPN SDG program

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