NEWS FROM GPEAN: Join SDSN at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)!

Published at: 6 July 2021

AESOP representative in GPEAN:

SDSN has announced a series of events in conjunction with the High-level Political Forum on SDG implementation this month. The 7 July and 12 July events on the role of higher education in SDG implementation may be of particular interest to the AESOP members

SDSN and our networks are hosting a number of events alongside the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). We are thrilled to invite you to join us at the following events, which SDSN is hosting or are organized by our partners.

Learnings from Country-Level Pathways to the Global Food Policy Debate
15:00 - 16:30 CEST
In this session, we present country examples where scientists bridge the science-policy gap, increase the level of ambition, and build a shared vision of how to transform food systems.
Organized by: Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium; Food Systems Economics Commission (FSEC), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
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From Science to Practice: Harnessing Research to Build Forward Better
19:00-20:30 CEST
This event will present some key findings from reports on the critical role of scientific research in SDG achievement, with a particular focus on lessons for building forward better, creating a world that is not only more resilient towards crises, but also much more inclusive, egalitarian and in harmony with our planet.
Organized by: SDSN Switzerland, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI), the Think Tank Hub, and the SDG Lab
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The Role of Further Education to Drive Collective Action for the SDGs: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery
09:00-11:00 EDT
This annual global gathering will address the role of higher education in promoting and advancing the implementation of the SDGs, exploring challenges, opportunities, and innovative multi-stakeholder higher education related initiatives.
Organized by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). Key partners: UN DESA, UNESCO, UN Environment, UN-HABITAT, UNGC's PRME, UNU, UNCTAD, UNITAR, and the SDG Academy.
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Filling the Gaps in Further Education for the 2030 Agenda and Inspiring Action Towards the SDGs
08:30-10:15 EDT
Following the adoption of the Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the UNESCO World Conference in May, this session will look at ESD as a means of supporting the internationalization of postsecondary education as institutions look to "build forward better."
Organized by: The SDG Academy and the International Association of Universities (IAU)
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The Multidimensional Vulnerability Index and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
13:00-14:30 EDT
This event brings together government and UN officials as well as representatives from civil society and academia to discuss the issue of multidimensional vulnerability, including its relevance for international financing mechanisms.
Organized by: SDSN, United Nations Resident Coordinators in Small Island Developing States, Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations
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Getting the SDGs Back on Track while Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic: Building Government Capacities for Addressing Transboundary Impacts and Global Challenges
14:00 CET
The side event will apply a policy coherence perspective to shed light on critical governance challenges and capacity constraints that governments are facing in ensuring a sustainable recovery.
Organized by: SDSN, OECD, & Government of Italy
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Presentation of Initial Findings of the Science Panel for the Amazon
12:30 - 14:00 EDT
This July SDSN's Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA) will release their initial findings as well as a draft version of their full report for public consultation. The SDSN and the World Bank will co-host a high-level dialogue to present these initial findings and foster conversations between scientists and policymakers to advance sustainable development pathways in the Amazon.
Organized by: SDSN, The World Bank
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Harnessing Big Data Partnerships for National SDG Monitoring and Reporting: Exploring Opportunities, Challenges, and Best Practices
09:00 - 10:00 EDT
This event will include a discussion of emerging big data innovations for the SDGs, key challenges and barriers encountered during the partnership process, as well as practical steps for ensuring successful big data partnerships and long-term sustainability.
Organized by: SDSN TReNDS, GIZ Partners for Review (P4R)
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My School Today!
09:00 - 10:00 EDT
SDGs Today is launching the My School Today! Call to Action in order to support students, teachers, and local communities to geo-reference their schools and education facilities as part of an effort to develop a timely dataset of school locations in Africa.
Organized by: SDGs Today
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