ProSPER.Net E-Bulletin Issue 114 (July 2022)


Message from the ProSPER.Net Secretariat

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Greetings from the ProSPER.Net Secretariat! This month the ProSPER.Net 22nd Board Meeting was held on 14 July, 2022, whereby the ProSPER.Net Joint Research Project 2023-2024 was discussed. Thank you to all participants for joining this important session. Stay tuned as next month we will be announcing the open call for the ProSPER.Net Joint Research Projects for the next term.

If you have any news, open calls, upcoming events, or publications you wish to share in a future bulletin, please complete this form and email your submission to the ProSPER.Net Secretariat at (submissions close on the 15th of each month).


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Open Calls

Call for Participants: ATU-Net Global Technovation Hackathon 2022

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in collaboration with Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), with great pleasure is calling all students to the ATU-Net Global Technovation Hackathon 2022 (ATU-Net GTech 2022), which will be launched virtually on 5 August, 2022.
All students from ICT, Engineering, Management, and Business academic backgrounds are welcome to participate. Themed ‘Harnessing Innovation to Combat Climate Change', ATU-Net GTech 2022 will be conducted in hybrid mode, of which finalists will be competing at UTM, Malaysia physically for the final sprint. ATU-Net GTech 2022 is a collaborative work with industries and will feature prominent webinar speakers of various fields. Register here by 31 July, 2022. For more details, visit the website here.

Calling All Young Learners – Have Your Say

To ensure all learners acquire knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to tackle climate change, UNESCO plans to co-develop some guidelines with young people to support policymakers integrate climate education into education policies and curricula.

UNESCO wants to hear from youth aged between 12-25 years old, on what climate change curricula should look like. The result of this process will be published at COP 27 in Egypt in November this year, and will contribute to the development of the UNESCO greening curriculum guideline to be launched for COP28 in 2023.

The survey is open until 8 August, 2022 and is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Upcoming Events

RCE Youth Webinar: Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation

12 August, 2022, 2pm-4pm (JST), online

Organised by the Global RCE Service Centre, the RCE Youth Webinar 'Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation' will be held virtually (online) on 12 August, 2022 to celebrate International Youth Day 2022.
The webinar will highlight youth-led activities addressing issues on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, and facilitate discussion to inspire more young people and other stakeholders in the Global RCE Network and beyond to accelerate efforts in these areas.
Both youth and all those interested in empowering and engaging with youth are encouraged to attend. To register, please complete the online form here.

Registrations Open: Higher Education Summit 2022 'Daring to Transform Learning for a Future-proof Economy'

6-8 September, 2022, Hasselt, Belgium

From 6-8 September, 2022 the Higher Education Summit 2022 will open its doors in Hasselt, Belgium. Under the theme 'Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy', the summit will bring together those who wish to transform higher education for the benefit of a 'safe and just space for humanity': people who study, teach, research, and contribute to governance at higher education institutions, and representatives of the business world, government, and civil society.
Be prepared for a summit full of interactive workshops, an exciting social program with onsite excursions, lots of networking opportunities and inspiring keynotes. Find all details and reserve your seat by 14 August, 2022 here.

Latest News

HLPF Side Event Examines Gaps and Synergies Between Climate Action and the SDGs

On 7 July, 2022, UNU-IAS co-organised a side event of the 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which discussed challenges and opportunities in scaling up climate action while advancing sustainable development. The online event brought together diverse perspectives from the UN system, academia, and civil society on critical gaps and how they can be closed by realising synergies between the two agendas. Read more

ESD Publications & Other

Protecting Biodiversity Starts in the Community

On 29 June 2022, SWI, published an opinion piece by Philip Vaughter (Consultant, UNU-IAS) focusing on the potential of local initiatives to protect biodiversity, highlighting the work of the Global RCE Network in this area. Read more

Subscribe to the New UNU-IAS CONNECT E-Newsletter

We are excited to announce the launch of UNU-IAS CONNECT, a monthly e-newsletter on sustainability issues like governance, biodiversity, water, and education. CONNECT will feature the latest research, news, courses, vacancies, and other opportunities from UNU-IAS, which hosts the ProSPER.Net Secretariat. Sign up here.

This is a publication of UNU-IAS ProSPER.Net Secretariat. The bulletin is a great way to share your activities, events and news as a ProSPER.Net member with the rest of the network. Feel free to send us any information you may deem relevant for the rest of the community by completing this form and emailing it to We look forward to your inputs! Visit ProSPER.Net regularly for up-to-date news and event information.

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