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: it connects institutions 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: