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Community Partners

Are you a nonprofit organization or NGO working on a grand challenge or UN SDG? We are always on the lookout for local and global community partners and communities with whom students can co-create solutions. For more information, contact Mandy Bratton, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Global Sustainable Development,


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The Center will emphasize problem-focused, solutions-orientated, human-centered design education aimed at addressing some of the world's most pressing problems. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals outline those problems.

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The Center for Global Sustainable Development will also partner with the Rady School of Management's Center for Social Innovation and Impact (CSII) to continue to provide leadership and coordination for UCSD's Changemaker Initiatives. The Center and the CSII will be founding members and driving forces within the proposed campus-wide Changemaker Institute.

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