SDG Training Session - November 30th, 2019


Are you interested in learning more about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to take action?

The SDG Training Session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and challenge them to develop an action plan in order to implement the SDGs locally and make a change. There are five main components to the day: 7-day Knowledge Transfer, History of the SDGs, UN Speaker, Skills Training, and Action Plan.

Prior to the event on November 30th, participants will engage in the 7-day Knowledge Transfer. For the seven days leading up to the event, participants will receive short emails that will provide context to the SDGs. Each email will take about five minutes to complete, including a three minute video. The emails will explain what the SDGs are and highlight examples of their implementation in various sectors. 

The day will be broken into four sessions. The first session will focus on the History of the SDGs and provide examples of how the SDGs have been implemented. The second session is the UN Speaker. Christian Courtis from the United Nations will share his story of how he has implemented the SDGs with his work. Session three, Skills Training, will focus on three areas of skills: awareness campaign, university engagement, and policy advocacy. Finally, the fourth session will focus on the Action Plan. Participants will have an opportunity to work together to develop an action plan that they can implement locally to make a difference.  


9:30 - 10:15 am: Registration, Coffee, and Mingling

10:15 - 10:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:45 - 11:45 am: Session 1 - History of the SDGs - Advocacy and Local Implementation 

11:45 - 1:00 pm: Session 2 - UN Speaker

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00 - 2:15 pm: Q&A

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Session 3 - Skills Training

3:00 - 3:15 pm: Break 

3:15 - 4:30 pm: Session 4 - Action Plan and Solution Design 

4:30 - 4:45 pm: Conclusion 

4:45 - 5:30 pm: Networking

UN Speaker - Christian Courtis

Christian Courtis is a Human Rights Officer with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), where he coordinates the working team on economic, social and cultural rights. He is a law professor at the University of Buenos Aires Law School and invited professor at ITAM Law School (Mexico). He has been a visiting professor and researcher at different universities in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has served as a consultant for the World/Panamerican Health Organization, UNESCO, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights. He was previously the director of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project of the International Commission of Jurists (Geneva).


More information coming soon. 

More about the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship

The Foundation for Environmental Stewardship’s (FES) mission is to create a sustainable future by empowering youth, changing lifestyles, and telling powerful, effective stories through training, education, advocacy, and mentorship. FES has two national projects on the go: 3% and the SDG Youth Training. Since the development of the SDG Youth Training in 2017, FES has hosted 32 sessions in 77 post-secondary institutions across Canada, reaching over 5,900 students. Click here to learn more about FES.