Aotearoa Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series Hui #1: See the Change

November 13, 2020 at 1:51 PM

From the NZFVC


Thursday 19 November 2020.






University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.


$17.25; Youth (under 24) - Free

Welcome to the #DecadeOfAction! 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s best plan to achieve a better future for all. We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the decisive generation in the battle against climate change & the most determined generation to fight injustice & inequality. But there is much work to do, and every year counts.

Register for this event

Building on two previous SDG Summits, the 2020-2021 series of events are here to take you on a journey from an individual understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals to collective action. Starting with the first of three online Hui, we want to ask: how are you seeing change in your communities for sustainable development in Aotearoa?

What should I expect?

This first online Hui is jam packed with speakers, music, local champions and two practical workshop streams, aimed to inspire and help all of us understand how to take the SDGs to the next level.

Participating in this first online Hui will help you shape an answer for the following questions:

  • What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Why do they matter?
  • How am I already contributing to achieving these goals? In my own life, and through my work? Who is contributing in my community?
  • How can we take action to achieve these Global Goals?

Line-up of panelists:

  • Lucy Gray, school student, climate activist, songwriter and organiser of Christchurch's School Strike for Climate
  • Tamāti Cunningham, Ngāi Tahu, student at Cashmere High School; high school student leader, passionate about normalising Ao Māori and the Māori language, and one of Environment Canterbury’s Youth Rōpu's two manawhenua representatives
  • Dr Pedram Pirnia, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Association of New Zealand. Advisor Hapai Hapori (Government of New Zealand), Department of Internal Affairs.
  • Raewyn Jones, Chief Executive, WEL Energy Trust; Co-Chair, Waikato Wellbeing Project; National Advisory Board, Impact Investment.

More information on the registration page.

Online Hui #2: 'Be the Change will be held in March 2021.

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