Convinced that the SDGs should not be separated from the global community who forged them, Gaia Education, in partnership with UNESCO GAP Secretariat, developed an educational tool – the SDG Flashcards – and the associated Training for Multipliers to ensure their effective use. The SDG Training for Multipliers was designed to teach SDGs and build the capacity of facilitators to hold the vitally important conversations on how to implement the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets at the local and regional scale, in ways that are carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of each location. The cards contain more than 200 questions introducing a whole-systems approach to the SDGs through the sustainability tetrad – social, ecological, economic and worldview perspectives. By asking clear questions, the cards support SDG education and break the SDGs journey into manageable parts, no matter who is using them – from migrant populations to social innovators, from rural communities to city planners… and beyond.
The SDG Multipliers Handbook offers a detailed description of how to prepare, promote and facilitate a SDG Training of Multipliers using the SDG Flashcards. The handbook contains two detailed workshop scripts for a day-long and a half-day SDG Training of Multipliers. Each with a step-by-step list of what exercises to facilitate in what sequence and how to do so.