ProSPER.Net Report Highlights Network Achievements for the SDGs from 2015-2021

The ProSPER.Net Report, ‘Enabling Higher Education for the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2021’, released today, compiles ProSPER.Net projects, programmes and events undertaken during the seven-year period from 2015-2021.

As a network of higher education institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, ProSPER.Net’s work has supported the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs through the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019), and now the ESD for 2030 framework (2020-2030).

The report presents initiatives conducted within the ProSPER.Net alliance, with a focus on:

  • Curriculum development – demonstrated through 12 joint projects conducted across the network integrating sustainability into curricula. The projects featured each contain synopses on the contexts, processes, outcomes, impacts, recommendations and lessons learned from wide-ranging experiences of the network;
  • Capacity building – programmes designed for young professionals and postgraduate students to equip them with knowledge and skills on leadership for sustainability and research, including four Net Young Researchers’ Schools and six ProSPER.Net Leadership Programmes; and
  • Policy advice – engaging with and supporting policymakers through initiatives in education and research. ProSPER.Net has also organised nine Net Forum on Sustainability in Higher Education events where members deliberate policy issues and implications of ProSPER.Net joint projects and other initiatives on policymaking in HEIs.

As ProSPER.Net continues on its mission to transform higher education institutions, the next five years sees the network focusing its programmes and projects on key thematic areas: Climate Change (Planet); Circular Economy (Prosperity), and Equity and Inclusion (People).

ProSPER.Net programmes and initiatives will be synergised across these areas through curriculum development, capacity building, policy advice, and facilitating mobility, to support and deliver on the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

Read the new ProSPER.Net Report here.