ICSD brings together professionals from the private sector, academia, government, and civil society, along with from the world’s top universities. We welcome participants from all sectors and experience levels.

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) mobilizes the scientific expertise of the Earth Institute to create tools and that shape new solutions to the challenges of sustainable development, and to provide policy support – as requested by governments and development organizations – to address these challenges in the context of a society.

The Earth Institute, Columbia University, brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.

The Master’s in Development Practice (MDP), an interdisciplinary graduate degree program, prepares to better identify and address the challenges of sustainable development. MDP programs generally consist of two years of coursework in four intersecting disciplines—health, natural, social, and management sciences–combined with cross-sectoral field training.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) aims to accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches to the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

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September 18 & 19, 2017


Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, USA

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