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Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals to Enhance Environmental Sustainability in Bangladesh

18 June, 2024
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Date of the Program: 

9th September 2023

Time:

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Organizer: 

Green Voice in collaboration with Environmental awareness club of  Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University

Context:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, represent a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. These 17 interconnected goals provide a roadmap for addressing pressing global challenges, from poverty and inequality to climate change and environmental degradation. Bangladesh is highly susceptible to climate change, with issues like sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and riverbank erosion threatening its population and ecosystems. Integrating SDGs goal can drive climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, such as investing in renewable energy, promoting energy efficiency, enhancing disaster preparedness, and improving resilient infrastructure. This seminar aims to explore the significance of the SDGs, their role in shaping policies and practices, and the potential for collaborative efforts to achieve these goals.

Objectives of this seminar:

Understanding the SDGs: Provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the 17 SDGs, their underlying principles, and their relevance to various sectors, including environmental, social, and economic realms.

Analyzing Progress: Evaluate the progress of Bangladesh made towards achieving the SDGs since their adoption in 2015, highlighting some success stories, challenges, and areas needing increased attention and action.

Interconnectedness of Goals: Emphasize the interlinkages between the different SDGs, demonstrating how progress in one goal can positively or negatively impact the achievement of others.

Local to Global Impact: Showcase examples of how local initiatives, policies, and collaborations contribute to the global efforts of achieving the SDGs.

Innovation and Technology: Explore how innovative solutions and technological advancements can play a pivotal role in accelerating SDG attainment, particularly in areas like renewable energy, healthcare, and education.

Partnerships and Collaboration: Discuss the importance of cross-sectoral partnerships involving governments, businesses, academia, civil society, and individuals in driving SDG implementation and progress.

Youth Engagement: Highlight the role of young people in advocating for and leading initiatives that align with the SDGs, showcasing their potential to drive change and promote sustainable practices.

Who will be the audience of this Seminar? 

Expected Audience: 
  • Khulna University 
  • Khulna University of Engineering and Technology 
  • Khulna Medical College 
  • Jessore University of Science and Technology 
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
  • Other educational institutions of Khulna City (Including Schools & Colleges)
Seminar Format: 

The seminar will be conducted within three to four hours and will consist of following sessions:

Keynote Address: A prominent figure engaged in sustainable development will provide an overview of the SDGs, their significance, and the global progress made.

Panel Discussions: Panels of experts from diverse backgrounds (government, academia, NGOs, business) will discuss specific themes, such as environmental sustainability, social inclusivity, economic growth, and more.

Case Studies: Presentations of successful initiatives that align with one or more SDGs in Bangladesh, emphasizing the practical implementation of sustainable practices.

Interactive Session: Engage participants in hands-on interactive session to brainstorm innovative solutions and strategies for addressing SDG-related challenges.

Youth Voices: A session will be dedicated to young activists and leaders who will share their experiences, projects, and visions for a sustainable future.

Networking Opportunities: Facilitate networking sessions to encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas among participants.

There will be a Quick Quiz Competition to assess the knowledge about environment and Sustainable Development Goals among the participants The winners will be Rewarded.


Expected Outcomes:

Participants in the seminar will gain:

1. A comprehensive understanding of the SDGs and their interconnectedness.

2. Insights into successful strategies for implementing sustainable practices.

3. Awareness of the role of partnerships in driving SDG progress.

4. Inspiration to initiate or support projects aligned with the SDGs.

5. Opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations for future collaborations.

6. Audience will receive online certificate for their valuable insights and contributions for creating a better world. 

This seminar will be fostering discussions, sharing insights, and inspiring action also this seminar aims to contribute to the ongoing global efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a more equitable and sustainable world for all.

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