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SDG Professional Certificate

Global Public Policy Network
GPPN Fellows

The GPPN is proud to announce an exclusive program, the SDG Professional Certificate*, providing innovative training and international collaboration on how to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As part of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda, having specialized knowledge and hands-on experience on how to meet the SDGs is in high demand from government agencies, international organizations and private companies. The UN 2030 Agenda and SDG partnerships truly represent a global effort from the public and private sectors, at the international and local level, to respond to the most challenging questions of our time.

Students from the following schools have participated in the SDG Professional Certificate:

*Columbia SIPA participates as the GPPN SDG Fellows program

The SDG Professional Certificate allows public policy students enrolled in master's degrees at select GPPN schools to develop entrepreneurial skills, work with public policy students from our GPPN partner universities, and showcase their projects to an international audience of academics, practitioners and policymakers. Upon completing the certificate program, they receive the title of GPPN Fellow.

GPPN Fellows benefit from:

A multidisciplinary approach to SDG implementation and a multicultural experience 

Development of a diverse profile in a highly demanded field by recruiters in a wide variety of sectors

Access to a network of globally trained professionals


Critical skills to work in the public sector, multilateral institutions, international NGOs and multinational companies

The SDG Professional Certificate

The first cohort of the SDG Professional Certificate took part in*:

17- 20 January 2019 - Paris

SDG Leadership Seminar 

January - June 2019

SDG Course

27 - 31 May 2019 - New York

SDG Module at SIPA

August - December 2019

SDG Course

February 2020

Annual GPPN Conference

and Certificate Graduation

Global Public Policy Network
The Scientific Coordinators

Laëtitia Atlani-Duault is a French social anthropologist. She is the current Director of the College d’études mondiales at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, France, and Research Professor at CEPED, IRD - Paris Descartes University and at the Mailman School, Columbia University in New York.

Christian Flachsland is Assistant Professor of Climate and Energy Governance at the Hertie School. His research focuses on climate and energy policy options across different levels of governance. Flachsland is also head of the governance working group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).

Glenn Denning is founding Director of the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice, a joint undertaking of SIPA with Columbia University’s Earth Institute. From 2011 to 2014, Denning served as Director of the Earth Institute’s Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

Jie-Sheng Tan-Soo is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in Environmental Policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. His research interests are broadly in the intersection of environment, health, and development.

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