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Sustainable Development Goal Community Forum
March 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$30
This Community Forum is a unique opportunity for Peterborough and County to join the conversation and learn about the UN SDG’s and Canada’s commitments from different perspectives and to begin a process of determining local priorities and resources towards the 2030 Alliance.
The forum will begin in a good way with an opening conversation with Chief Phyllis Williams from Curve Lake and Larry McDermott, executive director of Plenty Canada, who will speak to Indigenous Knowledge & Practices as the Original Sustainability.
Panelists and speakers include Julie Wright, Executive Director of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, Steven S. J. Lee from the UN Secretariat and founder of the 3% Project, and Alison Sydney, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundations Canada.
Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair will speak to the role of the Regional Centres for Expertise in localizing the SDGs. Panel moderator, Trent Professor Haroon Akram Lodhi will provide historical context through his work with the United Nations in developing the goals.
The afternoon is dedicated to networking and discovering how local initiatives connect to the UN SDGs and begin a process of determining priorities and resources
to meet the targets by 2030.