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United Nations SDGs Training Forum - UNBC, Prince George Campus

UNBC Sustainability Office & Prince George Public Interest Research Group - PGPIRG

Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 


Realizing a critical link between the SDGs and youth participation, and the roles of academic institutions in filling existing gaps, UNBC is hosting its first SDGs Training Forum to inspire interest in the SDGs and spark SDG initiatives & leadership in Prince George.


The SDGs Training Forum will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Northern Undergraduate Student Centre  (NUSC) event space at UNBC. It will bring together a diverse array of participants, including local environmental groups and organizations, UNBC & CNC students, high school students, UNBC faculty, and community members.


This unique forum will consist of four modules, three of which will be facilitated by a UN official. The confirmed UN Official Speaker for the event is Julie Marshall - Canadian Spokesperson and Strategist Communications Lead for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Canada. The fourth module will be a 'break-out' session, during which participants will join discussion groups based on whichever of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is of most interest to them. The break-out session will also be an opportunity for initiating collaboration on tangible action projects within our community.


Event registration opens September 4th and closes October 12th.  Registration fees are $10 for students and $15 for community members; lunch will be provided. If you require vegan or gluten-free options, please contact Christiana Onabola at this email: onabola@unbc.ca 


Below are highlights of the agenda and topics for the SDGs Training Forum:


*From October 12, 2019, until the day of the forum (October 19), registered participants will receive pre-training materials consisting of bite-size knowledge transfer and video course communications.

On Saturday, October 19, topics include:

 

1.)   Introduction to the structure of the SDGs and their respective goals, targets, and

       indicators; practical examples of SDG implementation by youths in Canada


2.)   United Nations officials' stories;  skills training and actions on the SDGs

 

3.)   Sessions on engaging group dynamics and developing local action plans for

       implementation of specific aspects of the SDGs in our communities

4. )  Fostering collaborative initiatives; mobilizing an SDGs-centric group to support

       student-led projects and facilitate local implementation of the SDGs in Prince

       George.

 

Registration and payment must be submitted by October 12, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST. Registration fees are $10 for students or $15 for community members; coffee/tea break and lunch will be provided (please contact Christiana Onabola at onabola@unbc.ca if you require vegan or gluten-free options).

Have questions about United Nations SDGs Training Forum - UNBC, Prince George Campus? Contact UNBC Sustainability Office & Prince George Public Interest Research Group - PGPIRG

When & Where

Northern University Student Centre (NUSC), University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia V2N 4Z9
Canada

Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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