Gaëll MAINGUY is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and holds a PhD in neuroscience. His work has focused successively on brain development, open and interdisciplinary science practices, systemic analysis of sustainability issues and the transformation of educational systems.
In 2012, he wrote a report on integrating planetary boundaries into the measurement of urban activities for the United Nations Environment Program. In 2018, he was co-author of the report on the “learning society.”
Since 2019, Gaëll plays an instrumental role in the rapid development of the LearningPlanet Alliance, launched by the Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO: an international open-source ecosystem bringing together over 300 organisations engaged in transforming educational practices to (better) meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Today, Gaëll is Deputy Executive Director of the Learning Planet Institute (formerly the Center for Interdisciplinary Research – CRI) and teaches systemic approaches to sustainability and learning mechanisms. He is also the author of the MOOC “Which paths for a sustainable world?” and a member of the scientific council of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD).