Partnerships & Collaborations

Fall 2021 SDGs at UC Davis Update

Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for Fall 2021. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.

UC Davis' Article 26 Backpack Digital Human Rights Tool Expands to Rwanda

With the support of the Mastercard Foundation, UC Davis, in collaboration with the Rwandan-based educational NGO, Kepler, has embarked on a project to learn how the UC Davis Article 26 Backpack can help empower refugees to overcome those barriers in Rwanda and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. Developed in 2018, Article 26 Backpack is a joint project of UC Human Rights Studies and UC Davis Global Affairs. The multi-lingual tool keeps critical academic and other documents safe, fosters educational and employment mobility, and builds solidarity across different refugee communities through its secure sharing capabilities.

Global Aggies: Designing Global Classrooms for Real-World Challenges

In June 2020, Universitas 21 (U21) named UC Davis among the winners of its inaugural Global Education Enhancement Fund. Through this grant, UC Davis partnered with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Global Classroom modules.

New Episode of ‘The Backdrop’ Podcast Features Keith Watenpaugh on Helping Refugees Reclaim Their Right to Education

According to one estimate, the global refugee population has more than doubled over the past decade to 26 million. Professor Keith Watenpaugh, director of the Human Rights Studies program at UC Davis, leads an innovative project to help refugee students start or continue their university education — even as they are displaced and on the move. In this episode of The Backdrop, Watenpaugh discusses the Article 26 Backpack project, UC Davis’ Human Rights Studies program and his rethinking of the history of humanitarianism.

UC Davis Partners with University of Agriculture Faisalabad in Pakistan for Collaborations in Horticulture and Animal Science

On June 1, 2021, the University of California, Davis and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in Pakistan signed an agreement of cooperation to partner on research and capacity building collaborations in horticulture and animal science. The agreement builds upon past agreements between the two universities signed in 2008 and 2013 as well as ongoing collaborations between UC Davis and Pakistan.

Global Conversation Series Continues with Achieving Zero Hunger: Perspectives from Four Universities Around the World

On April 28 at 10-11 a.m. (PDT),  join us for a panel discussion co-hosted by Earth University with faculty experts from UC Davis, Earth University (Costa Rica), Newcastle University (England), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), who are working on agriculture, food, nutrition, and related global issues will participate in the Global Conversation Series. This virtual panel discussion will address SDG 2: Zero Hunger.

Be Part of the Voluntary University Review on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

As UC Davis continues to expand its global reach and we all increase our global connections, we want to ensure your work is plugged into campus initiatives and programs. We also want to ensure members of our university community are recognized for the global impact of their work. One campus initiative underway involves building partnerships around the world that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To that end, we are pleased to share that UC Davis is pursuing a Voluntary University Review to assess how our university is contributing to the UN SDGs, bring together campus strengths, and inform strategies moving forward. We hope you will join us in this process.