The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable (MGIEP) Development team comprises a committed group of professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and competencies. They are all inspired by the same ideals of an inclusive, connected and peaceful future for this world, which have defined the founding vision of the institute.
Anantha Kumar Duraiappah is Director of MGIEP. He is an “undisciplined” economist. He has taught and researched at numerous universities and is a visiting professor at the IR3S at the University of Tokyo and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences. His present areas of research include His present areas of research include new pedagogy methods for teaching and learning and on educational systems and governance. He also works in the area of computational modelling of coupled non-linear systems and has published numerous books and articles. Professor Duraiappah was the founding report director for the highly acclaimed Inclusive Wealth Report released at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012.
S.P. Mohanty is a researcher associated with MGIEP who is currently pursing is PhD from University of Geneva. He is researching the framework for the youth led monitoring programme.
Local transformative knowledge network partners
UNESCO MGIEP specialises in research, knowledge sharing and policy formulation in the area of education for peace, sustainability and global citizenship. One of its programmes, youth-led monitoring (YLM) of SDG Target 4.7, challenges young people ages 18-35 to become game changers by tracking progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. UNESCO MGIEP will mobilize youth to curate and generate data on how young people are addressing critical issues covered in the Sustainable Development Goals.
They will be working with India-based youth organisations/ NGOs in two cities of India (New Delhi and other city is yet to be decided) in Phase one of the programme.
What are some of the organisations you have begun conversations with? How have you invited them to collaborate on the Sustainable Development Goals youth monitoring project? And what are some of the responses they have [...]