About #LearningPlanet
On a mission to inspire and empower learning communities with a cause.

An Open Alliance that cultivates the art of collaboration

CRI and UNESCO launched the #LearningPlanet initiative on 24 January 2020, the International Day of Education, with the mission to "Inspire & empower learners of all ages to contribute to better futures”. Aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations, that can serve as a framework to engage in meaningful projects and work towards a better future, #LearningPlanet focuses on SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all”, the key lever to achieve a profound transformation of our societies in the coming years.

LearningPlanet is an open alliance bringing together under a shared banner educational stakeholders from around the world to disseminate the best ideas, on a local and global scale, for helping learners to collectively address the unprecedented challenges of our time.

LearningPlanet defines itself as a middle-ground connecting institutions, and their ability to deploy and manage, with grassroots movements and innovators to scale up their ideas. As such, with the spirit of attentive gardeners, LearningPlanet is developing a range of innovative approaches to:

  • create, map and disseminate collective problem-solving pedagogies;
  • develop partnerships with local spaces, regional hubs and online communities;
  • participate in on-the-ground educational projects;
  • design and implement digital solutions supporting open and participatory research, innovative learning strategies and the sharing of resources;
  • orchestrate global and local events to celebrate learning and nurture a culture of hope and engagement.


Testimonials from pioneers and partners

François Taddei [CRI]

Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, National Agency for Information Society, Niger [ANSI]

Valerie Hannon, Global Education Leaders Partnership [GELP]

Pavel Luksha, Global Education Futures [GEF]

We all have a stake in education, let’s act together to fulfill its promise. — Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General.

Let’s empower learners of the world to invent a sustainable future. — François Taddei, CRI Chief Exploration Officer

The #LearningPlanet team

While the active participation of many #LearningPlanet community members is central to the development of the initiative, CRI has created a core team to coordinate the efforts of the collective. Meet the team:

Built by a truly open collective

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