The Future We Choose*

The 2030 SDGs Game workshop

Research work is evaluated on outcomes and impact so we all need to understand where that impact contributes to the world. The SDGs are the world’s ‘to do’ list and the targets that underpin the Sustainable Development Goals are the work plan for governments and organisations worldwide. Researchers have to understand where their work contributes to that plan.

Research groups on the Global Academy website

Amidst the gloom of 2020 we achieved a breakthrough. Over 100 researchers in 40 countries built their own researcher pages at www.the­globalacademy.ac. Now that we have a wide cross-section of researchers sharing their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are ready to begin linking researchers to their research groups, labs and teams. Few researchers work alone and this is your chance to show us how the team you work with contribute to the SDGs.

Heading into a New Year with 100 Global Academy Researchers

2020 has been a long, difficult year for everyone so realising that we now have 100 researchers, based in 40 different countries working to help us achive the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a HUGE boost as we plan for the year ahead.

SDGs or COVID 19; which comes first?

Even while governments worldwide are, rightly, focused on minimising the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, their response, and their research investments, should be guided by the United Nations framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The uncomfortable truth is that the current pandemic could have been contained by existing health systems if we were closer to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Why I’m working on the Global Goals

A hot dry landscape in Western Sudan

Our work is part of a larger structure, and we are working towards globally agreed goals, so the Global Academy team are building on solid foundations. We’re making the research that will help us achieve the Global Goals accessible to the people who can use it.

The SDGs are coming to life!

There is a tool that’s helping everyone who uses it to discover why collaboration is important (in fact essential!) and how achieving your own individual goals can support the wider achievement of the internationally agreed societal and developmental goals. The UN Sustainable Development Goals, also know as The Global Goals, were agreed by 193 member states and launched by the United Nations in 2015.