Panel Session COL212
Learning to Achieve a Sustainable Future
There is an increased understanding among global leaders that in order to accelerate sustainable development solutions, collaborative learning and knowledge-exchange is key.
This session will offer insights into how elearning itself, as well as learning on various sustainable development topics can help achieve desired outcomes for a more sustainable future.
Moreover, the session will serve as a platform for sharing knowledge and engaging the development community in the betterment of future strategies for implementing new technologies in learning processes.
United Nations System Staff College, Germany
Paulyn Duman is the Knowledge Management, Communications and Reporting Officer at the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, where started working in 2014. At the UNSSC, she worked in the design and development of online courses and the integration of learning technologies in the programmes. She is the UNSSC coordinator for UN SDG:Learn, which is a United Nations initiative that aims to bring relevant and curated learning solutions on sustainable development topics to individuals and organizations. She also designed and developed an interactive 360-degree immersive learning experience on a city undergoing transformative changes towards a more sustainable future.
Before working for the United Nations, she worked as a lawyer and supervising political affairs officer at the House of Representatives, where she conducted legal research and drafted guidelines related to education, transportation, and legislative franchises. Before joining the public sector, she worked in companies such as JP Morgan Chase Bank and Energy Development Corporation from 2006 to 2009.
Paulyn has a Master of Public Policy degree from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she focused on organizational strategies for sustainable development, policy processes in developing countries, and migration. She also has a Juris Doctor (Master’s) and a BA Psychology degree from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, where she focused on law, environmental justice and social psychology.
European Commission, Belgium
Natalia is working as e-learning designer and DEVCO Academy administrator at the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). Her main area of expertise are techniques of creating audio-visual content, with a particular focus on e-learning and video production. Passionate about transforming complex development policies into simple and engaging learning multimedia, she focused her professional career on innovations that are shaping the future of digital learning, which leaves no one behind. Natalia believes that open online learning is critical to raise awareness, increase capacity building and enable deeper engagement with development practitioners around the world.