About #LearningPlanet
On a mission to co-create learning societies.

A global community of pioneers in the field of learning and sustainability

#Launched by CRI and UNESCO on the 24th of January 2020, on the occasion of the International Day of Education, #LearningPlanet catalyses a rapidly growing community of diverse and leading institutions and educational players around the world:

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  • International institutions and initiatives, in addition to UNESCO and its networks: AFD, CAP 2030 (Children in All Policies), Club of Rome, EIT Climate-KIC, OECD, Global Minnesota, RewirED Summit, WISE, etc.

  • Networks of social entrepreneurs & foundations: Ashoka, Catalyst 2030, Fondation Antoine de Saint Exupéry pour la Jeunesse, Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller, Jacobs Foundation, Varkey Foundation, the Weaving Lab, etc.

  • Universities and research centres: Children Rights International Network, Dartington Hall, EdTech Hub, INSERM, IRD, Global Education Futures, Global Education Leaders Partnership, Geneva Tsinghua Initiative, Leonardo, UCL, Université de Paris, etc.

  • Youth-led and youth-focused organisations: Ashoka Young Changemakers, Design for Change, European Student Union, Global Student Forum, KidsforSDGs, Kruzhok movement, World's Largest Lesson, World Youth Alliance, etc.

  • Networks of artists and media: Arte, Community Arts Network, The Conversation, Earth Speakr, Happiness at School, Le Monde, Museums for the UN - UN Live, Projet Imagine, etc.

The #LearningPlanet team is regularly approached by private sector stakeholders willing to engage with the initiative. Ongoing conversations with companies and startups allow us to explore synergies around shared goals, including accessibility, inclusivity, sustainability, innovation, lifelong learning, etc.

Additionally, individuals play a crucial role in contributing to the life of the community. Teachers and educators, scientists and artists, students and youth activists, social entrepreneurs and decision makers, are all welcome to participate in all our programmes!

Meet the #LearningPlanet community

Who are our founding partners?

UNESCO: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

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

CRI: The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Paris

CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences, in order to address the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs).

“Learning is at the heart of all the transitions that are needed today - and everybody can play a role. That is why we need a #LearningPlanet.” - Francois Taddei, Co-Founder of CRI Paris

The #LearningPlanet team

While the active participation of many #LearningPlanet community members is central to the development of the initiative, CRI has created a core team to coordinate the efforts of the collective: