Synthesis of Findings from CIES 2023
One of the project's first outputs was to synthesize and visualize how the SDGs and higher education for sustainable development were discussed at the CIES's 2023 Annual Meeting.
Views on the current SDG agenda vary
Views on the SDGs vary quite a bit. Some view them as a step forward for the development community, including educational development and higher education. Others are more skeptical of their expansive goals, their presumed universality, a distraction from higher priority efforts, or not relevant to all.
Higher Education Institutions have multiple roles with respect to the SDGs
Within the scope of the SDGs, universities are viewed as having many roles and responsibilities related to advancing the SDGs.
There are broader questions around global development agendas
However, views on global development agendas were also discussed at CIES and there are many questions and debates raised around how global development agendas are set. As we look forward to what comes After2030, these discussions and debates take on renewed relevance.
Synthesis of Key Themes at After2030 Events
In addition, the team is working on a synthesis paper that summarizes recurring themes and debates from After2030 events. We have summarized key discussion points and debates around the following three questions: