SDG Booster: Education, May 12th, 2020, Helsinki (First session) – RESCHEDULED, new date TBC

  • event date
    12.05.2020

  • event locationHelsinki

Join us in developing digital commercial solutions for the sustainable development goals!

During 2020 there will be two separate SDG Boosters focusing on education sector. One is for those that are interested in Central Asia and the other one is for those interested in Kenya. You can already register to the SDG Boosters behind the link found below. The new dates are TBC.

SDG Boosters – the concept

Starting in early 2020, the brand-new SDG Boosters will bring together companies, NGOs, financial instruments and thematic experts to develop solutions and projects to address concrete needs identified from developing countries.

The third and fourth of the new SDG Boosters by Finnpartnership, UNTIL, Fingo and Business Finland are about Education and more specifically about Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and SDG 4.7: Global Citizenship Education. SDG 4.7 target explicitly links education to other SDGs and aligns with a lifelong learning framework as it expects to “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non‐violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

With the help of our local networks, we have identified main challenges and needs related to education during the 2019 eLearning Africa conference. The companies and organizations attending the Education SDG Boosters are expected to come together and create solutions and consortia in order to respond to the identified challenges. Please notice that only Finnish companies or organizations are eligible participants for the workshops.

Co-creation and development of solutions at SDG Booster Workshops

During 2020 two separated education SDG Boosters are arranged. One is for those that are interested in Central Asia and the other one is for those interested in Kenya. The new dates of these SDG Boosters are TBC. The Education SDG Boosters will be held at the Finnish National Agency for Education in Hakaniemenranta 6. At the first workshop, we come together to assess the needs and the suitability of our solutions. We begin the process of co-creating and developing our projects and consortia. At the second workshop, we continue to shape our products and projects and identify their development impacts and unique value propositions. We also learn to utilize public funding such as Finnpartnership and Business Finland. The Education SDG Boosters are held in cooperation with the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Preliminary agenda

The Booster workshops start at 8.30 with registration and morning coffee , there is lunch break at 11.20 – 12.30 and the wrap-up of the day will take place at 12.30 – 13.30. After the official part of the workshop, there is possibility to stay and continue discussions with the organizers and experts till 15.00. More specific agenda will be published prior to the event.

REGISTER NOW

Registration to education SDG Boosters is open: please register by clicking here. When registering please let us know if you would like to take part in the SDG Booster focusing on Central Asia, SDG Booster focusing on Kenya or both.

Due to limited number of seats, please note that the organizers reserve the right to select the most suitable participants in order to ensure cross-sectoral contribution to the Boosters.

The Boosters will be arranged in accessible facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Senni Muiniekka, senni.muiniekka@finnpartnership.fi, +358 40 749 2529

or

Juho Korkiakoski, juho.korkiakoski@finnpartnership.fi, +358 40 660 4812.

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