The Lab will develop a network of SDG Champions who will be trained in the Lab’s most advanced public policy tools and will be leading advocates of the Agenda 2030.
To help the Government to identify cross-cutting solutions to complex socio-economic, environmental and governmental challenges and generate evidence-based policy recommendations, the Lab will develop a network of individuals driving change and SDG implementation in their respective spheres.
SDG Champions represent a wide variety of SDG-stakeholders, including but not limited to Government officials (central and local levels) and international organizations, civil society organizations and active citizens, academia and students. To complement the capacity building activities among practitioners and to build a stronger ecosystem rather than isolated groups within the Government only, the Lab will conduct capacity building exercises within the academia and students in parallel. This way we will incite interest and research in the field with a local focus, which could later serve as a baseline for practical use. The training and exercises will be tailored to the needs of the groups and will revolve around behavioral science, big data and alternative finance and blockchain.