Pratham Virtual Open Schools is a Solutions Initiative launched by Pratham, India’s largest education NGO, in partnership with the SDSN as a 2 year pilot aimed at providing high quality education content and teaching to children who have dropped out or are struggling within the education system. The project aims to reach 1500-2000 students across 20 centers, both urban and rural.
News & Events
On October 13-14, 2014, Achim Dobermann, Co-Chair of Thematic Group 7 on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, hosted a meeting at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, England, with teams from China, the UK, and Uruguay, to discuss a solutions initiative on applying backcasting approaches to agricultural systems.
On October 23, 2014, the SDSN presented its Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project at the UNFCCC’s Briefing on co-operation and support for Domestic Preparations for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)
In late October 2014, several SDSN members participated in the Sustainability Science Congress 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Click to view the full program and webcast videos.
Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), joined Salterbaxter’s 4th Sustainable Business Forum in Amsterdam and contributed the article “RIP: The End of Business as Usual” to its 14th Directions Report.
On October 14, 2014, SDSN participated in an event showcasing interim findings from the “The Post-2015 Data Test” – a project led by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in association with Southern Voice and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR).
On October 15, 2014, the SDSN in partnership with the World Bank, Paris21 and the Gates Foundation, convened a meeting on a needs assessment for SDG monitoring and statistical capacity development. Participants at the meeting, including select members of the IAEG, agreed to form a working group that will develop an initial estimate of resources requirements by December 2014.