Inspire and Empower Learners to Contribute

Why build a Learning Planet?

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises— sanitary, environmental, economic, political and social. Needs are massive, urgent and universal. They are calling for a collective and dynamic response to empower everyone to contribute to meeting these challenges.

Learning is at the heart of all the transitions that are needed and everyone, individually or collectively, can play a role. The seeds of change already exist with thousands of initiatives and innovative solutions flourishing around the world. From schools to universities, companies to NGOs, states to international organisations, online platforms to learning cities, networks of changemakers to youth movements, myriads of learning communities are paving the way at different scales.

LearningPlanet will inspire and empower learners to contribute by crowdsourcing pioneering programs and social experiments and help scale up effective pedagogy for systemic change. The #LearningPlanet activities are structured around four priorities:

  • The promotion of pedagogies that help learners to collectively solve complex challenges such as those posed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs) defined by the United Nations. Other innovative on-the-ground programmes are currently being co-designed by the #LearningPlanet teams together with Agence Française de Développement & Digital Africa, as well as with UNICEF and LabXchange (Harvard University).
  • The celebration of learning, formal and informal, at the heart of necessary transitions, enabling everyone, at any age, to take better care of themselves, others and the planet. This is the purpose of the #LearningPlanet Festival.
  • The creation of a #LearningPlanet Open Campus, made up of a panoply of digital solutions to help learning collectives (schools, universities, third places, cities and territories, etc.) to solve challenges related to SDGs.
  • International advocacy focused on the rights of the youth and the rights of learners, in particular by ensuring that young people from all over the world are involved in decisions concerning their learning and their future.

LearningPlanet will facilitate learning, action and leadership at a massive scale to address our most urgent and pressing challenges. A #LearningPlanet to dream bigger, live differently and achieve better together!

The Little Prince is Back

Recently, the Little Prince visited a girl during lockdown to check in on her, just like he did decades ago with a pilot lost in the desert. We weren't there to hear what the two discussed, but maybe you can imagine their conversation…

Between 29 June & 30 November 2020, #LearningPlanet hosts a writing contest in partnership with Foundation Antoine de Saint Exupéry and Labo des histoires. Selected stories from participants will be published and will receive international recognition on next International Day of Education (24 January 2021).

Discover some of the #LP innovators

We all have a stake in education, let’s act together to fulfill its promise. — Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General.

Let’s empower learners of the world to invent a sustainable future. — François Taddei, CRI Chief Exploration Officer

Discover recent community projects

Browse the first projects curated on LP platform

Map your online learning
LearnIn - Tajikistan: Feasibility Study and Developing Scenarios
Identify Tajikistan’s specific needs, capacities and opportunities related to the LearnIn initiative
Cities of Learning By Badgecraft
Cities of Learning is a web platform to map and connect learning opportunities across territories and make them more visible and accessible to all learners.
Identify Kyrgyzstan's specific needs, capacities and opportunities related to the LearnIn initiative

Built by a truly open collective

We welcome any organisation wanting to co-create an open and data-driven platform to design, share and scale challenge-based learning programs, focused on UN Sustainable Development Goals. Current partners include:

News and guest stories

Resources, essays and development updates by #LEARNINGPLANET team and friends

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