Events

Join us in conversation with Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam, author of the bestselling book, Who Runs the World? Unlocking the Talent and Inventiveness of Women Everywhere, to explore what happens when we fully unlock the transformative potential of women and girls globally.

The UMN SDG Initiative is pleased to partner with Rwanda's Ministry of Health and a series of partners on: Centering Health and Climate Action Plans - a side event at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Advance RSVPs for this in-person event are required. 

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help you integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your courses. Integrating the goals can help your students build awareness of global issues and learn about concrete steps they could take to address them on both global and local levels.

 

 

This session of the Sustainable Development Goals Webinar Series will feature three panelists who will share how they have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their courses or programs. You will hear about a health course with a study abroad component, a Freshman Seminar, and about how a 21-credit program was developed using the SDGs as a framework.

 

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is devoted to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.” Co-hosted by MnDRIVE Environment, this session of the SDG Webinar Series will feature three very different perspectives on biodiversity and its importance for ecosystem health.

In this 12th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals–which is hosted in collaboration with the University’s Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility–a panel of healthcare workers from M Fairview Health will discuss their experiences on the frontline of battling COVID-19. COVID-19 has laid bare a worldwide healthcare crisis not only related to preparedness and lack of healthcare workers and services but also the danger of misinformation, and the lack of support, particularly mental health support, faced by many healthcare workers. Comments and discussion will focus on SDG #3 Health and Well Being targets and how we can help reach global health goals by helping and supporting healthcare workers.

In this 11th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, Irena Zubcevic from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will discuss how global agreement on SDGs contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can be translated to local levels to implement SDGs at the community level, including some discussions she has had with the UMN SDG Initiative team on how to broaden and upscale our communities SDG work. Comments and discussion will focus on transformative change SDG implementation can bring to our societies and communities including in the sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to create more equal societies through nature-positive policies and actions.

In this 10th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, a panel of scholars and practitioners will discuss what they are doing to combat climate change right here in Minnesota. From on the ground work to save Minnesota’s trees and forests, to community engagement in every corner of our state, to exciting new researcher/agency collaborations, our panelists will offer examples and insights on where progress is being made, where more work is needed and where we go from here. Comments and discussion will focus on SDG #13 Climate Action targets.

In this 9th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, a panel of scholars and practitioners will discuss what they are doing to help sustainably feed the world's growing population— from developing new crops, to working hand-in-hand with farmers and students to exploring how climate affects food security across the globe. Panelists will offer examples and insights on where progress is being made and where more work is needed. Comments and discussion will focus on SDG #2 Zero Hunger targets.

In this 8th webinar of a series on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, a panel of scholars and practitioners discuss how poverty plays an important role in the economic development of communities and the complete well-being of a person. Panelists offer examples and insights on where progress is being made and where more work is needed.