Democratising Education for
Global Sustainability and Justice

Former or Prospective Learners,
Engage with Us!

Current and future learners, as well as DemEd Global Alumni, can engage with a community of practice centered around sustainable development and climate action to make a difference locally and globally.

There are multiple ways to help us build an inclusive and diverse community of policy-makers and leaders around the world.

1. Follow DemEd Global accounts and news

 

2. Propose Partnerships

Government officials or members of legal networks (e.g Bar Associations, Law Societies etc), can reach out to Research Coordinator, Tejas Rao, at tr465@cam.ac.uk, Engagement Coordinator, Aniska Bitomsky at ab3014@cam.ac.uk or Programme Coordinator, Maeve McDermott, at mem86@cam.ac.uk, in order to explore a potential scholarship programme.

3. DemEd Global Alumni

  • Become a Course Ambassador

  • Join our Private Linkedln Group

Partnerships

The Democratising Education for Global Sustainability and Justice (DE-GSJ) programme is co-hosted by Lucy Cavendish College and Hughes Hall (University of Cambridge) in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge Global Challenges, the Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Governance and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. You can find more about our partners below.

Featuring leading Cambridge researchers such as Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon (Professorship of Climate Change Policy, Director of CEENRG), Prof. Jorge Viñuales (Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy) or Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (Chair in Sustainable Development Law and Policy), the programme is supported by a generous gift from University of Cambridge alumni Dr Gabrielle Bacon.

This is a non-credit bearing programme. However, upon successful completion of each course, learners are eligible for a certificate from leading expert institutes of the University of Cambridge and global partners. Successful completion of the six courses also gives learners access to potential further scholarship opportunities for intensive professional development courses provided through Cambridge Advance Online.

Global Partners

Lucy Cavendish College is co-hosting DemEd Global an ambitious programme in line with its long-standing commitment to address world challenges through the scholarship of global experts such as Professor Cordonier Segger, Chair in Sustainable Development and Policy at Cambridge, as well as Law Fellow, Director of Studies and Programme Director at Lucy.

Lucy Cavendish College’s mission is to attract, support and unlock the potential of students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds who are driven by a desire to make a difference and who are committed to having a positive and lasting impact on society.

Hughes Hall College is co-hosting DemEd Global and is leading sustainable development law policy at the University of Cambridge, for example with the work of Dr. Markus Gehring, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Hughes Hall, expert in EU policy and sustainable trade law.

Our mission to deliver global benefits will be realised by:
i. Nurturing and inspiring future leaders from diverse backgrounds
ii. Academic excellence in education and outstanding pastoral support
iii. Delivering public goods and societal impact which address global challenges
iv. Growing our reputation for research excellence
v. Building our influence, reputation, and reach, nationally and internationally

The Bennett Institute is committed to interdisciplinary academic and policy research into the major challenges facing the world. The Institute is driving forward research into the growing demand for a more equitable distribution of the world’s natural and social assets and examines the impact that technological change is having on the nature of work, community and consumption around the world. Professor Dame Diane Coyle, instructor in DemEd Global, is one of its leading experts.

Our goal is to rethink public policy in an era of turbulence and inequality. Our research connects the world-leading work in technology and science at Cambridge with the economic and political dimensions of policymaking. We are committed to outstanding teaching, policy engagement, and to devising sustainable and long-lasting solutions.

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.

Adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint set by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030 – we support the partnerships and the work of academic researchers and implementers who, together, can successfully deliver research projects that respond to the challenges faced by communities in the Global South. Achieving this requires recognition that the SDGs are inherently multi-faceted and cannot be addressed in isolation, but require interdisciplinary research approaches.

C-EENRG’s core mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation. C-EENRG experts such as Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon (Climate Change Policy), Prof. Jorge Viñuales (Environmental Policy), Prof. Harro Van Asselt (Climate Law) and Prof. Joanna Depledge (International Climate Change Negotiations) are providing key insights into these transitions in our various educational offerings.

C-EENRG’s core mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation.

CISDL, recognised as a Charity in Canada, aims to advance education on law on sustainable development by providing workshops, courses, seminars and conferences to the public in Canada and other countries; and to conduct research on law on sustainable development, disseminating its research findings to the public. Prof. Cordonier Segger and Dr. Markus Gehring are respectively Senior Director and Lead Counsel at CISDL.

Adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint set by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030 – we support the partnerships and the work of academic researchers and implementers who, together, can successfully deliver research projects that respond to the challenges faced by communities in the Global South. Achieving this requires recognition that the SDGs are inherently multi-faceted and cannot be addressed in isolation, but require interdisciplinary research approaches.

If you are interested in partnering with us, you can reach out to the Research Coordinator, Tejas Rao, at tr465@cam.ac.uk or the Programme Coordinator, Maeve McDermott, at mem86@cam.ac.uk, in order to explore a potential scholarship programme that would give your organisation a wider access to our free online courses.