Welcome to SDSN’s March 2019 Newsletter!


SDSN Mexico Launch 
On 7 March, the SDSN launched its 32nd network, SDSN Mexico! SDSN Mexico will mobilize knowledge from academia for the design and execution of the country’s public policies, leveraging the strength of its members and other SDSN networks in the region.

World Happiness Report Released 
The 2019 report, launched on 20 March at the United Nations, ranks 156 countries on life evaluations and well-being. Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to three years of surveys taken by Gallup from 2016-2018. This year’s report focuses on happiness and the community, and how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts, and government policies that have driven those changes.

Food and Land-Use Coalition (FOLU) launched in China and India 
As part of FOLU, the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium has launched its work with leading research and policy institutions in China and India. Teams will develop integrated analyses and policy recommendations for sustainable land-use and food systems.

Nature Map Earth Project Launched 
SDSN is launching the Nature Map Earth project which will develop a global map of biodiversity, carbon storage, and other dimensions of nature by consolidating and crowd-sourcing data from a variety of sources. For more information visit the Nature Map website.

Call for Case Studies: SDG Learning and Teaching in Universities 
SDSN is developing an in-depth guide on how universities and higher education institutions can support the uptake and implementation of the SDGs through their learning and teaching activities. We are inviting these institutions to submit case studies on SDG-related activities they are undertaking.

The SDG Academy is expanding its University Partnership Program 
The SDG Academy is working with Universities throughout the SDSN network to integrate the SDGs and interdisciplinary teaching into an array of teaching resources and curriculums. Four new institutions join 12 other partner universities working to create innovative blended learning models for teaching about sustainable development.


SDSN in the Media


Upcoming SDSN Events

The importance of the EU election for global sustainable development (in German)
Organized by Brot für die Welt, MISEREOR and SDSN Germany
9 April | Berlin, Germany

Financing for Development (FfD) Forum 2019
Organized by UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
15-18 April | New York, USA

Side event at the Fifth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development: Presenting the Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report
Organized by SDSN, SDG Center for Africa, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
17 April | Marrakech, Morocco

2019 Happiness Festival
Organized by SDSN Southeast Asia, SDSN Indonesia and United in Diversity
27-28 April | Jakarta, Indonesia

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Other News


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