San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TRAINING
UNITED NATIONS COMES TO CONCORDIA
In celebration of Canada 150th, 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 FES.
Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.
Why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Engineers Without Borders Concordia - Organizing Partner
Engineers Without Borders is a non-governmental organization working primary in rural parts of Africa. As a national organization, EWB is dedicated to improving the livelihood of people in developing countries.
The Engineers Without Borders Concordia Chapter is just one of 35 (and counting) university chapters across Canada and abroad. We are a group of highly motivated and passionate students. The activities that our chapter uses to spread the work of EWB include, sending volunteers overseas to work with EWB through the Junior Fellowship program. We also as chapter run weekly educational workshops ranging from discussions to films, focusing on international development and trying to understand the issues and challenges faced. Lastly, we fundraise to reach all these goals!
- 17h30 - 18h00: Doors open, refreshments served
- 18h00 - 18h20: Welcome remarks, introduction to SDGs
- 18h20 - 19h35: (UN Staff)
- 19h35 - 19h50: Training on SDGs implementation by Steve Lee
- 19h50 - 20h10: Q&A by UN staff and Steve Lee
- 20h10 - 20h30: Closing remarks, networking remarks by emcee
Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!
Austin Schiano is Partnerships Director at the Give Me 5 Campaign, where he works to foster dynamic relationships promoting sustainable development globally. Austin has served as the author for several of the Give Me 5 Campaign's original academic research articles, on topics including countering violent extremism through a lens of sustainability (Columbia University & Seton Hall University), and business action on climate change issues (Tufts Fletcher School). Prior to working with the Give Me 5 Campaign Austin worked with the innovative news organization newsdeeply.com and remains a journalistic contributor to their expert news sites. He spent several years in UNDP with the United Nations Millenium Campaign (now known as the SDG Action Campaign) and worked to facilitate, manage, and promote at the highest levels citizen participation in the development of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Working with the Millennium Campaign, Austin was closely involved with the platforms of the World We Want 2015 (an online space in which individuals could provide qualitative input on the SDGs) and MY World 2015 Survey ( a survey that engaged over 10 million persons mostly from developing countries online and offline to provide their insight on international policy). He is an expert in large-scale political trainings, youth engagement, and strategic communications being a sought-after adviser to several international organizations on these matters. Austin is a graduate of New York University's Center for Global Affairs (M.S) and Drew University (B.A). He is a member of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New Leaders Program, Overseas Press Club NYC, and the recipient of the prestigious Spirit of the UN Award.
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 FES (Foundation for Environmental Stewardship) and its 3% Project, which 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.
More breakout session speakers will be confirmed and updated.
Updated on 3h15 20 February, 2017.