Photo: Dr. Nabil El Kadhi, Vernewell Provost and Dr. Narimane Hadj Hamou, CLICKS CEO
Vernewell Academy recently participated in a vital conversation about the integral role of education in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Center for Learning Innovations & Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) Symposium. Our esteemed Provost, Dr. Nabil El Kadhi, represented Vernewell Academy during this important event, which focused on “The Role of Higher Education in Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies, Developments, and Lessons Learnt.”
The symposium took place alongside the second edition of the International Awards for Excellence in Higher Education, managed by CLICKS, on March 9, 2023, in Dubai, UAE. The event underscored the crucial responsibility that higher education institutions have in realizing the UN’s 17 SDGs.
As pivotal contributors to knowledge creation, research, and innovation, higher education institutions have the power to educate and empower new generations, ultimately shaping the future workforce. In the context of the 2030 Agenda, these institutions play a central role in achieving the United Nations’ SDGs. At Vernewell Academy, we are wholeheartedly committed to supporting and implementing the SDGs through our disruptive know-how and innovative educational programs and initiatives. As a member of the Vernewell Group, our mission is to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in various aspects, such as research, community engagement, teaching and learning, and curricula design.
We firmly believe that higher education institutions possess the capacity to support the achievement of these goals both directly and indirectly. This conviction emphasizes the urgent need to deeply comprehend how universities can transform themselves through a stakeholder’s approach and contribute to the SDGs. Institutions must identify priority action areas, mobilize resources, promote advocacy and engagement, and establish appropriate mechanisms to monitor and evaluate their progress and accomplishments against the SDGs.
We take immense pride in being part of this essential dialogue and in witnessing the positive impact that stakeholders, including Vernewell Academy, can have on creating a sustainable future for all. By emphasizing the vital role of education in achieving the UN SDGs, we continue to work towards fostering a brighter and more prosperous world for generations to come.
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