SHOUTOUT4SDGs – 11th November Webinar

SDGs and Social Responsibility -------------> ֎ Our role in a reflective and responsible world ֎

Are you interested in sustainable development? Have your heard about the UN SDGs?

As our SHOUTOUT4SDGs project, co-funded by Erasmus+, draws to a close this autumn, we are celebrating the success of helping to make the UN SDGs more explicit in Higher Education and the world of work.

Join us to hear a series of international speakers, each with a fascinating story to tell about sustainable development – where we are, where we are heading – a big dish of food for thought.  As it’s virtual, we can’t (sadly) hand out the cakes and tea, so bring your own along to our Zoom talks to discover more and ask your questions.

11th November Webinar

Our SHOUTOUT4SDGs project was all about encouraging Universities to make the UN SDGs more explicit in their teaching and everyday activities.  More widely, it was about:
SDGS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – ֎ OUR ROLE IN A REFLECTIVE AND RESPONSIBLE WORLD ֎
During this afternoon of talks we’ll explore:
– SDGs and quality education with particular focus on HE+SDGs
– SDGs – how we move from theory to practice?
– SDGs – national achievements, good examples

Why does quality education matter?  How do the SDGs actually become a reality to our daily lives?  Where are the examples of progress and achievement?  Are we going to make it in time to the 2030 SDG deadline?

There will be a Panel discussion and question time at the end of the talks.  You can send in questions now, or during the sessions.  If you’d like to ask something now, please click on this email link to Ambios: info@ambios.net.

 

The programme

All times are for London, UK
15.15 : Simon Roper, Ambios Ltd: Introductions and background

15:30 : Ákos Éger, Executive President of Friends of the Earth, Hungary

Linking SDGs and post Covid19 recovery

Ákos Éger is the coordinator of the Roundtable of Hungarian Civil Society Organisations for the Sustainable Development Goals and the executive president of Friends of the Earth Hungary. He is the member of the National Environmental Council and has more than 20 years experience in sustainable development and environmental issues.

The organisation of this webinar in Hungary was co-funded by Flex Foundation

     

16:00 : Prof Davide Pettenella, University of Padova, Italy:

Making SDGs operational in the Higher Education system

Davide Pettenella is professor of forest economics and policy at the University of Padova and head of the PhD School “Land, Environment, Resources and Health” where he is actively encouraging young scientists’ research experience towards the implementation of the SDGs.

16:40 : Student voices from University of Padova, Italy

The practical reality of SDGs across a University campus

Students will present examples of how the SDGs are embedding within life across the University campus.

17:00 : Estrela Matilde, Fundação Príncipe (São Tomé e Príncipe)

A case study from Príncipe Island: recycling waste into jewellery – creating a local sustainable economy

Estrela Matilde holds a master in Conservation Biology from UoEvora and is a Portuguese biologist living on Principe Island where she runs the conservation NGO Fundação Príncipe. This NGO engages the local communities in nature conservation with support from the international community. Projects include forest management and restoration, conservation of sea turtles, whale watching, and waste recovery.

17.30 : Panel discussion and your questions answered

18:00 : Close

Project resources for you

We ran a very successful series of Webinars around this subject in July 2020 with over 40 participants attending each of 8 Webinars spread over 4 days – they were recorded and are now available here.  Subjects included the Climate and Ecological crisis and Social Responsibility – exploring Hope for the future.

If you would like to know more about the project, click here

These learning materials are free and can be found by clicking here.

Project Partners

We have been working with our partners from across Europe and each has further information about the project on a webpage:

The Barn Owl Foundation, Hungary

The University of Padova, Italy

Ambios Portugal

The University of Evora, Portugal

And we are Ambios Ltd, a UK based not-for-profit offering nature conservation training

The predict is co-funded by Erasmus+

 

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