SDGs Training & Community Engagement

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in September 2015 by 193 countries, gives us a 15 year way forward to create actions and collaborations to preserve our planet, design social programs to increase equity, food for all, build safe and healthy communities and reduce the effects of climate change. These universal SDGs goals is part of the Agenda 2030 framework, to guide UN nation members’ work during the next 15 years when implementing actions. To accomplish the SDGs, the first step is to learn what they are and create ways to implement them.

Friday July 21, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Ryerson University Room ENG 102, 245 Church ST, ON M5B 1H2 Toronto

Event organized for IEEE ITHC2017 in collaboration with

The training event is co-located in collaboration with the International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC), sponsored by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is hosted by the Toronto Section.

Please register here on Eventbrite. Early Bird tickets end July 20 at 11:59pm EST

The Agenda

  • Coffee, Registration ( 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM )
  • Opening remarks & Introductions
    • Melinda Rooke & Joan Kerr
    • Ravi Karkara, Main Guest Speaker
  • Morgan Solar - A Canadian Case History, Nicolaus Morgan
  • Lunch
  • Local Leaders' Presentations & Discussions
    • Melinda Rooke, SDGs Champion, UN-NYC Policy Strategy Group Committee
    • Joan Kerr, Founder, Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (fbsc), IEEE Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC), IHTC2017 Organizing Committee
    • Sawsan Abdul-Majid, Advancing New Canadian Women in Technology (ANCWT)
    • Aparna Venkatachalam, CDN Business Compact Network
    • Khairoon Abbas, Int’l Development/Communications Specialist
    • Kaileigh Nicols/Faith, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)
  • Final Q/A with Panel of Speakers Conclusion, Thanks, Photo Opportunities, and Networking

Keynote Speaker Mr. Ravi Karkari

Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General UN and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women.

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