St. Thomas University & the University of New Brunswick present UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS YOUTH TRAINING.
In celebration of Canada 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.
Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.
You will receive a certificate for the training from FES and develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. You will also gain access to local organizations through where you can utilize your training to collaborate and provide support.
NOTE: This training event is open to both high school and post-secondary students as well as the community at large.
Why are we doing this?
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship is a Canadian registered charity and a UN accredited organization with a mission to empower youth for sustainable development. We are working with UN programs to deliver practical training for youth on advocacy and local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
St. Thomas University, University of New Brunswick & STU/UNB Student Unions
STU and UNB are thrilled to collaborate on such an exciting opportunity for community and its students. Together they have joined forces to host the #CANYouth4SDGs movement through direct engagement with UN staff here on the STU/UNB campus.
Session 1: SDGs Advocacy and Local Implementation
Session 2: UN speaker
LUNCH: (NGO exhibition, networking)
Session 3: Skills Development
A. Awareness Campaign
· Media Training & Communications
· Project Management
· Campaign Strategies
· Building Public Support
· Decolonizing space
· Leveraging partnerships
B. Policy in Action
C. Policy Advocacy (UN+ Government)
Session 4: Solution Design Session
Session 5: The movers and the shakers: Real talk from local NGO’s and student involvement
More breakout sessions and speakers will be confirmed and updated shortly.