the application process

Proposals for the projects are collected with a global call published every year in the fall (October -November). Accepted proposals are selected based on their compatibility with SDGs, social impact, the maturity of the idea, capacity and commitment of the mentee to make the idea come true. Selected mentees are paired with experts who act as their mentors.


from commitment to action

The programme supports development and implementation of freely accessible modules and resources for on-line education on topics with social impact according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective of the Open Education for a Better World mentoring programme is to support the development of OERs aligned with the UNESCO´s mission to develop a universal, ambitious and sustainable development agenda and to enable access to knowledge, information and experience through a mentoring relationship.


education transforms lives

UNESCO believes that education is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality. UNESCO provides a global and regional leadership in education, strengthens education systems worldwide and responds to contemporary global challenges through education with gender equality an underlying principle. UNESCO has been entrusted to lead the Global Education 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal 4.


build a better world

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. SDGs recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean and forests.


share your work

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