Connecting people solving the world's greatest challenges.


To help catalyze collaboration around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, a group of global conveners have partnered to host a series of targeted conversations that will continue at global conferences throughout 2018 focused on identifying and scaling proven solutions to address the SDGs—starting with SDG 4: Quality Education.

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Click on the links below to read about our Convening17 Conversations to date:


Outcomes from Building Conversations Across Convenings

The Role of Philanthropy to
Provide Education to Uprooted Children.

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to
Provide Education to Uprooted Children.

October 2017: From Conversation to Collaborative Action

January 2018: Nexus Initiative on Refugees and Forced Displacement

March 2018: Convening 17
Virtual Conversation

Dreams should not end because of conflict. Futures should not be put on hold because of war. There is no tomorrow for countries affected by conflict unless their children learn today, and not just the basics, but an education that gives them the tools and skills they need to fly.
— Malala Yousafazai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund