November 22, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Are you interested in climate action, reducing inequalities, peace and justice, eradicating poverty, clean energy, responsible consumption, sustainable economic growth or working for the United Nations?
Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing these sustainable changes to help make the world a better place?
University of Toronto Global Brigades and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship are excited to bring SDGs Youth Training by UN officials to the University of Toronto!
This event is open to ALL and seeks to encourage Canadians —
especially youth — to learn more about how they can contribute to international development!!
On September 25th, 2015, 193 UN Member States unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all!
At the very centre of this agenda are youth!
The only way to achieve all 17 Goals is to inspire the up and coming generation of leaders to take up the message and act proactively in their communities to create lasting and sustainable change!!
The University of Toronto Global Brigades (UTGB) is a chapter of Global Brigades, a student-led non-profit focused on sustainable development in Central America and Ghana!
By building equal and authentic partnerships with local hosts and community leaders, we foster community-led development with the ultimate goal of self-sustainability. Through what we call the holistic model, UTGB seeks to empower under-resourced communities to resolve health and economic disparities!
Our programs target the full range of health determinants, including medicine, dentistry, public health, engineering, water, business, human rights, and environment. All of this is done through a collaborative process involving community members, local stakeholders, as well as student and professional volunteers! By working together, UTGB hopes to inspire all involved to work towards an equitable world!
Location: OISE Auditorium (G162), 252 Bloor St W
When: November 22nd, 2017
Registration & NGO Fair: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Event start: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 for early birds! $25 general
Refreshments will be provided!
Session 1: SDGs Advocacy and Local Implementation Examples
– Discussion of SDG significance and group activities
Session 2: UN speaker
– Talk and Q&A from Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director of the UNEP
Session 3: Skills Development
– Awareness campaign
Session 4: Solution Design Session
– Group activities
Use #CANYOUTH4SDGS to share your experience!
For more information, follow University of Toronto Global Brigades – UTGB, SDGs Youth Training Canada and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship on Facebook!
*Thank you to our sponsor University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU)