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ACTS, PRME AusNZ and SDSN AusNZPac warmly invite you to join university leaders, education for sustainable development experts, and teaching staff from a wide range of disciplines to discuss good practices, challenges and opportunities for scaling up education for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across Higher Education in the AusNZPac region.

Providing all their students with the knowledge, skills and mindsets to address complex sustainable development challenges is one of the biggest contributions HEIs can have towards achieving the SDGs.

The forum aims to share good practices from institutions in our region and to discuss the challenges and opportunities for scaling up education for the SDGs across HEIs in our region. It will focus in particular on three themes:

  1. Supporting mainstreaming education for the SDGs through institutional mechanisms and cross-institutional collaborations.
  2. Implementing innovative educational programs in response to the SDGs and societal challenges.
  3. Learning & teaching for climate change action.

The forum is free and open to anyone who is interested in education for the SDGs in higher education.

The sessions will be recorded and shared online.


The Organisers

The forum is being jointly hosted by ACTS, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) AusNZ Chapter, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) AusNZPac Regional Network, with the assistance of an Expert Advisory Group from our member institutions.


  • Rhiannon Boyd – General Manager, ACTS
  • Belinda Gibbons – PRME AusNZ Chapter Coordinator, University of Wollongong
  • Tahl Kestin – Network Manager, SDSN AusNZPac, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University

Expert Advisory Group:

  • Annette Bos – Associate Prof & Deputy Director (Education), Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
  • Usha Iyer-Raniga – Professor, Sustainable built environment, RMIT University
  • Sam Gardyne – Masters in SDGs Programme Coordinator, Institute of Development Studies, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University
  • Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders – A/Prof, Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Program Food Service Domain Lead, Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
  • Thelma Raman – Sustainability Education Advisor, Macquarie University
  • Jeannie Rea – Associate Professor, Arts & Education and Senior Project Manager, Planetary Health, Victoria University

The event is part of the ACTS/SDSN AusNZPac Accelerating SDG Practice Initiative, which aims to support our member organisations to strengthen their internal engagement with the SDGs, and the global SDSN Dialogue Series on the guide on Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities. This forum also supports the UN PRME global movement for education to develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow.


February 22
February 24
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SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific
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