- Our Work
Global co-operation is the only way to create global resilience against climate change.
By serving as drivers of knowledge, skills, innovation and development solutions, universities play a unique role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through regional and global partnerships, The UWI is helping to localize SDGs in the Caribbean.
Some of our core partnerships include organisations and initiatives, such as:
The Global University Consortium on SDG 13 is a worldwide network that is focused on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Led by The University of the West Indies, and established by the International Association of Universities, it brings together universities representing six, geographic regions:
Operating within the Global Cluster on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development, it serves as a resource and networking hub for universities to establish partnerships, access best practices, influence global policies, and scale their activities.
Within its first year, the Consortium mobilised numerous projects.
Having joined the network in 2019, The UWI is expected to be a key contributor to the GRRN’s Island Resilience Initiative (IRI). It will bring technical expertise through faculty researchers in sustainability, resilience, and disaster risk reduction. The IRI aims to develop an action plan for a US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership that recognises the interdependencies among the built, natural, and social elements of communities and societies.