A local Area Study for Sustainability Action Pedagogy for Higher Education Institutions.

Handprint Concept

The Handprint signifies positive action and commitment. It serves as a measure of human contribution to sustainability at the individual, community, national and global level just as the footprint is a measure of unsustainable human action. Launched at the 4th International Conference on Environment Education, Ahmedabad 2007, the Handprint is a powerful tool in the journey towards Sustainable Development.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by 193 Member States at the UN General Assembly Summit in September 2015. A set of 17 goals with 169 targets with over 200 indicators covering a broad range of Sustainable Development Issues.


Empower young citizens to undertake direct Handprint action towards SD goals and targets through a unique pedagogy that involves understanding of the complex and trans disciplinary nature of sustainable development in the context of local area sustainability issues.


Familiarise students with the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Build a platform for discussion, formulate strategy and facilitate direct Handprint action

Teaching Resources

Classroom sessions, Webinars, Expert sessions, Field visits, data Collection and analysis protocols, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation


Registration and Setting up of the SDG Handprint Lab Programme

  1. Orientation
  2. Selection of the SDG Target and Group Formation
  3. Compilation and Analysis of Available Statistical and Geospatial Information
  4. Ground truthing and Baseline study
  5. Developing Project Strategy and Plan of Action
  6. Presentation of Strategy and Ethical Evaluation
  7. Project Implementation and Handprint Action
  8. Submission of Project Report
  9. Presentation, Evaluation and Certification

The SDG Handprint Lab Advantage

  • Opportunity to be part of CEE’s and partner national and international networks.
  • Understand the SDGs and learn their indicator protocols in a local area context.
  • Practical applications of academic knowledge
  • Learn to develop sustainability strategies, conduct research and work with community.
  • Acquiring report writing and presentation skills

SDG Handprint Lab Presentation

SDG Handprint Lab Brochure

Participating Institutions

Our Partners

For Details and Registration of your College

Centre of Environment Education

Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad 380 054, Gujarat, India

Contact: [email protected]

Website: www.ceeindia.org, www.handprint.in