How can we collaborate for systemic change, and together, develop clear pathways for urgent action?
Be a part of the next steps in the Aotearoa Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series journey, and discover some of the answers with us!
Online SDG Hui #3: Working Together for Change, Thursday 24 June
Online SDG Hui #3 is focused towards “working together for change” and by bringing together experts from academia, community organisations, business and government agencies, aims to investigate opportunities for action across different sectors.
Two incredible UC academics, Professor Steven Ratuva (Director, Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies) and Professor Bronwyn Hayward, will be facilitating conversations on ‘Aotearoa, the Pacific and the SDGs’ and ‘Intergenerational Conversations’ respectively. Through these panel sessions, participants will have space to dive deeply into topics of justice, power, climate, communities and young people and will unpack the importance of participatory, inclusive decision making across all levels.
Join the kōrero on Thursday 24 June from 7pm – 9pm, online via Zoom. Tickets are just $5 for Youth and $10 for General. Ticketing and more details are available here.
Hui #3 also features a concurrent interactive workshop stream: ‘Future Fit Business: a tool for Organisations’, exploring how organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand can credibly measure their sustainability and contribution to the SDGs using the Future Fit Business Benchmark. This workshop is co-hosted by Sally Wilkins, a sustainability consultant at Proxima Consulting (an accredited Future Fit Partner since 2019) and Roger Robson-Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer at Plant and Food Research (an early adopter of the Benchmark in Aotearoa).
The Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2-3 September, University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi Christchurch
With workshops, world cafes, panel sessions, kōrerorero, creative stations, activations and small group discussions, plus field trips and a community-style feast, the 2021 Aotearoa SDG Summit ‘Collaboration for Systemic Change’ focuses on connecting, learning, collaborating, and taking real action on the 17 SDGs.
Held across two days and based from the University of Canterbury campus, this is a Summit event like no other!
See here for ticketing and more details. Early Bird tickets are now available, and all tickets purchased before 24 June receive free access to Online Hui #3!
The 2020-2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit series is co-hosted by UC and Lincoln University, with mana whenua Ngāi Tuahuriri, in partnership with the Christchurch City Council and Ara Institute of Canterbury. The Series is supported by Tourism New Zealand, Te Pokai Tara – Universities New Zealand, ChristchurchNZ, New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Seeds Podcast and UC Centre for Entrepreneurship.