The Organization for Science, Education and Global Society (OSEGS) launches and leads projects that support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

About

OSEGS is a civil society, non-profit organization that aims to foster understanding, share knowledge and connect communities in the sciences, culture, economics and governance, to contribute to the positive development of global society. As an independent partner of the United Nations, OSEGS undertakes strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, with an emphasis on collaboration, education and innovation. OSEGS specializes in creating alliances for multidisciplinary projects, working closely with local and national organizations and as part of the United Nations Global Compact (https://www.unglobalcompact.org).

“On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.”

United Nations – Agenda for Sustainable Development

SDG 1: No Poverty

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 14: Life Below Water

SDG 15: Life on Land

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Reasoning

Civil society action not only requires progressive and ambitious thinking, but also interdisciplinary management skills. Combining sustainable projects and senior professionals gave rise to the foundation of OSEGS. Selected projects and initiatives are mentored by academics, private-sector managers and public-sector sponsors to maximize the chances of success. OSEGS brings together diverse people from academia, industry and government to create an international, plural group with decades of experience in sustainable development, industrial production, digital technology, education, research and more.

Key Elements of the Organisation

Directorate | The Direcorate coordinates all activities on a day-to-day basis, including support for active projects, staffing of new projects, crisis management, legal activities and more. The Directorate also studies and recommends projects and initiatives to the Senior Executive Network, taking into account the capacities of its members as well as the impact and urgency of proposals. As one of the few not-for-profit partners in the United Nations Global Compact, the Directorate also works on developing and expanding international collaboration within this community.

Senior Executive Network | The Senior Executive Network is a strategic pool of academics, managers and officials who work together on OSEGS projects and initiatives. Its members come from a wide range of industries and institutions. Some are available on a temporary basis for specific projects, others are permanent members.

Projects and Initiatives | All OSEGS projects and initiatives are custom designed for purpose, according to international project management standards. Each project has one or two managers, in addition to its members and partners.

Project Councils | The consultative Project Councils are set up to include the full spectrum of stakeholders, particularly where numerous different parties are involved in a project or initiative, to ensure participation and plurality.

Areas of Activity

OSEGS works with domestic and international partners to focus efforts and resources on projects where our members‘ expertise can make all the difference. These are selected specifically to capitalize on our capabilities and where we believe our actions will have the greatest impact.

Science - Creating interdisciplinary knowledge

OSEGS supports scientific investigation into questions where the environment, society and technology merge. We provide interdisciplinary technical resources for innovative research projects, in partnership with a network of universities and research facilities.

Education

Sharing transformative knowledge OSEGS offers on-site and distance education for students of all ages, providing an accessible, holistic vision of environmental, social and technological issues. We encourage creativity, personal growth and the desire to actively engage in the development of human society.

Global Society

Consolidating participative communities OSEGS supports civil society groups that contribute to progress on a global level. We seek to foster a worldwide network of civil, corporate and academic leaders and actors who are committed to creating a more connected and empowered global society.

Get in Touch

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District court: Germany, Stuttgart HRB 762862
Director: Dr. C. A. Geisler
Wankelstrasse 14
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
European Union
Phone: +49 711 6742 8718
E-Mail: contact@osegs.org