ACU/AUF/IAU WEBINAR : TAKING CHARGE NOW: A PIVOTAL YEAR FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND AGENDA 2030
Universities are the key to healthier, greener, fairer and more inclusive societies - in short, to ensure a better future for us all. Their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the crucial impact they have through teaching and research on key issues, and their engagement with local communities. 2021 is a critical year for higher education. As nations start to plan their recovery from the pandemic, there is a danger that higher education budgets will be cut - putting at risk not just an inclusive and sustainable post-COVID recovery, but also the entire education ecosystem and progress against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In times of crisis, cooperation is more crucial than ever.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), and the International Association of Universities (IAU) are working in partnership to advocate for higher education and its role for sustainable development at the highest levels.
This coalition of three global associations - representing more than 2,000 institutions across more than 140 countries - is calling on the sector to come together to champion, defend, and support higher education. Watch this session to find out more about how higher education institutions are engaged with sustainable development. - Association Perspectives: Hilligje van't Land , Secretary-General, IAU. Joanna Newman , Secretary-General, ACU. Slim Khalbous , Rector, AUF. - University Perspectives: Myriam Moïse , Secretary-General, Universities Caribbean; Associate Professor, Université des Antilles, Martinique. Francis Aduol , Vice-Chancellor, Technical University of Kenya.
The webinar recording can be found here.