SDG Booster: Education, May 12th, 2020, Helsinki (First session)

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

Please note that the SDG Booster is a two-workshop event, and participation in both workshops is compulsory in order to attend the events.

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 of the new SDG Boosters by Finnpartnership, UNTIL, Fingo and Business Finland is 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

The first workshop will be held on May 12th, 2020 and the second on May 26th, 2020. 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.


Registration to SDG Booster is now open: please register by clicking here. The registrations should be made by 1st of May 2020.

Join us also in DBF seminars arranged in autumn in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

After the workshops, Finnpartnership will arrange “Doing Business with Finland” seminars in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in autumn 2020 where the results and solutions will be presented to business and government leaders of these countries. Participation to the DBF seminars is optional.

The dates for the Doing Business with Finland seminars will be published soon.

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,, +358 40 749 2529


Juho Korkiakoski,, +358 40 660 4812.

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