Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for fall 2020. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
UC Davis Global Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are partnering with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) to pilot the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program. This program pairs faculty from 11 participating institutions on a year-long program focusing on empowerment, professional growth and development in order to grow the pipeline of aspiring women leaders within APRU.
Earlier this summer Global Affairs held a virtual grantee “coffee hour” to generate questions from and answers for grantees about engaging with their global partners during the pandemic. As part of the event, Global Affairs staff asked faculty recipients of Global Affairs grants (Seed Grants for International Activities, Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals, and Grants for Regional Faculty Groups) about creative ways they have found to carry out global partnership and grant-related activities when it isn’t possible to meet in person.
UC Davis is the lead institution on a global classroom pilot project, partnering with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to create a framework for teaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a global classroom model that has been developed and utilized by Tecnológico de Monterrey and will be enhanced by UC Davis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
UC Davis recently released an updated version of Article 26 Backpack, a digital tool and ecosystem for refugees and other displaced peoples to safely and securely curate, store, and share critical academic and career development documents with universities, possible employers, and agencies.
UC Davis was announced a winner of the Global Education Enhancement Fund offering $5,000 per institution to support members in delivering and enhancing higher education for a rapidly changing and uncertain future.
As we work to transition to remote teaching and learning for spring quarter, we wanted to share some online resources that are available to you through the UC Davis membership in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Researchers from eight countries and nine institutions gathered at the International Center at UC Davis on October 8 and 9 for a two-day workshop, “Food Security and Food Innovation.” The event, organized by UC Davis and the University of Sydney, was designed to strengthen existing partnerships and build upon complementary scientific expertise to address critical global challenges around food.