This planet and its inhabitants face a set of interrelated challenges. Resource depletion, climate change, mass migration, civil unrest and failing institutions are just some of the most visible problems of our time. Addressing these challenges requires the cooperative and concerted efforts of people who are capable of acting conscientiously and effectively.
The Academy for Global Challenges aims to educate and empower individuals who seek knowledge, commitment and action to address these challenges.
The mission of the Academy links into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations. The Agenda, consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is intended to stimulate and guide action at all levels of society to achieve a better world. The SDGs are a response to the daunting challenges that our planet and its inhabitants face. The Academy aims to contribute to the realization of the SDGs by providing a learn-work-learn environment in which people attain knowledge, develop commitment and take action towards the implementation of the SDGs.