Geneva Trialogue

In 2016, responding to the UN General Assembly’s call for collaborative partnerships towards sustainable development for all, the University of Geneva launched the Geneva Trialogue : a one-day event gathering academic, private sector and multilateral stakeholders to discuss open knowledge and learning tools, platforms and initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the Geneva Trialogue, decision makers from these three circles gather to deepen their understanding of the issues, trigger reflection, and proactively formulate proposals on how academia, international organisations and the private sector can work together to support and transform the world of SDG  innovation using open source solutions and shareable methodologies.

The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of learners and innovators, and help communities tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways.

The 2023 edition of the Geneva Trialogue takes place on 16 March at the CERN Globe of Innovation and CERN IdeaSquare


Geneva Trialogue 2023

Open Innovation for Education

The fifth Geneva Trialogue will take place in a hybrid format on 16 March 2023 at CERN!


Geneva Trialogue 2022

Open Innovation for Education

The fourth Geneva Trialogue will take place in a hybrid format on 17 March 2022.

Geneva Trialogue 2021

Scaling Open Innovation for the SDGs

The third Geneva Trialogue took place online on Thursday 18 March 2021. It also marked the start of the Open Geneva Festival from 18- 28 March 2021.

Geneva Trialogue 2019

Scaling Education for the SDGs

The second edition of the Geneva Trialogue was held on 21 January 2019 and explored ways to scale SDG education. It was jointly organised by the University of Geneva, UNITAR and XuetangX.

Geneva Trialogue 2016

Knowledge and the SDGs

The first edition of the Geneva Trialogue took place on 15 November 2016 and focused on the potential dividends offered by the digital revolution in knowledge production and education.