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on 2 Oct, 15:37

Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- McGill University

Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- McGill University
Past Event

UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TRAINING

UNITED NATIONS COMES TO McGILL UNIVERSITY

In celebration of #Canada150, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

You will receive a certificate for the training from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.

Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.

 

Who are we and why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations and has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.

Partnered with 23 United Nations entities, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

 

Organizing Partners

Environment Committee of McGill Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS):
The PGSS Environment Committee (PEC) works with PGSS members, staff and executives on campus environmental issues. This includes monitoring PGSS’ policies relating to environmental issues, ensuring representation on university environmental committees and groups, and planning educational events for PGSS members that ensure interaction on environmental issues between the PGSS and greater Montreal community.

 

Schedule

  • 3:30-4:00 PM : Registration
  • 4:00-4:10 PM : Welcome
  • 4:10-4:47 PM : Session 1 (17 SDGs Interconnectedness)
  • 4:47-5:32 PM : Session 2 (UN Keynote Speaker)
  • 5:32-6:00 PM : BREAK
  • 6:00-7:00 PM : Session 3 (Skills Development)
  • 7:00-7:30 PM : Session 4 (Solution Design Session)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM : Closing/NETWORKING

Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!

Check out the official Website for McGill SDGs Youth Training:   https://sdgmcgill.wixsite.com/sdgmcgill

 

Speaker Bios

EddieWright

EDDIE WRIGHT
UN for the most marginalized
How does UN serve the most marginalized: youth, women, children, and more?

Eddie Wright is a communication specialist for youth and population issues at UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In his role, he promotes the work UNFPA does in 150 countries and territories to enable young people to grow up safely, including its programmes to end child marriage and to empower adolescent girls. He also monitors coverage of UNFPA and its issues in the media, and runs UNFPA’s activities with goodwill ambassadors, one of whom is Ashley Judd.

Eddie has also received training to be able to work in humanitarian emergencies. In October 2016, Eddie was deployed to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, where his role was to draw the media’s attention to the rights and needs of the women and girls affected by the hurricane.

Before working for UNFPA, Eddie was the Communications Manager for the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development in Brussels. This is a network of parliamentarians from across Europe committed to UNFPA’s mandate. He had previously spent three years working in public relations for the European Union in Brussels and two years as an English teacher in Germany.

 

STEVE S.J. LEE
Youth are the key to implementing SDGs
How are youth implementing SDGs around the world? How can YOU do it too?

Steve Lee is a 24-year-old climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. He is the Executive Director of Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) whose 3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth – that’s 3% of Canada – through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change in their local communities today.

A prolific global speaker, Steve has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment at over a dozen international forums including G8 Summit, NATO, Facebook, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, and World Bank.

Steve is a voice to the voiceless youth globally in policymaking as a member of World We Want 2030 Policy Strategy Group, UN Major Group Children and Youth, UNEP Tunza, UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, Youth Commission on the Status of Women Taskforce, and more. He has moderated and drafted policy outcome documents, lobbied diplomats and businesses, and observed negotiations with many UN officials, heads of state, and industry leaders.

Steve is personally trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, featured on news channels, blogs, and newspapers, and a University of Toronto graduate of Physiology and Human Biology.

An entrepreneur, Steve was the Partner of RevIT² Solutions, a market research consulting firm for private investment firms, and the CEO of Steve’s Guidebook, a publishing company for university-level calculus and biology study guides.

Steve has lived in 4 countries, travelled to over two dozen nations, reads voraciously, plays the clarinet, volunteers at a mental health rehab centre, serves on the Board of HealthOutLoud, and is a follower of Jesus.

on 28 Oct, 08:32

DEVELOPMENT AGENDA & SDG EVALUATION, A CIVIL SOCIETY ANALYSIS OF THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE

At the UNDP event in Bangkok, sharing reflections

At the UNDP event in Bangkok, sharing reflections

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on 24 Oct, 18:28

Linking sustainable development and social and solidarity economy

Here is a brief presentation that I’ve been using for the #SuSY Speaker’s Tour to link the concepts of #SSE and #SDGs. The download link is at the bottom of this post.

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Welcome to SDG-SSE!
Sustainable Development Goals + Social and Solidarity Economy

sdg-sse.org is a crowd-sourced platform focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). Find out more.