In the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GUNi launched the Group of Experts on SDGs and Higher Education on May 2018 within its new strategic line of action around the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs with a focus on partnerships, knowledge and research. This Group of Experts is composed of representatives from a number of specific and general Higher Education and Sustainable Development networks and published its first Report on SDG17 on July 2018. The GUNi Group of Experts on SDGs and Higher Education is meeting for the very first time on the 29th and 30th October 2018 in Barcelona.
We are glad to invite you at the open-event 'Higher Education Partnerships for the SDGs: Buzzwords or Opportunity for Change? An open discussion with the GUNi Group of Experts on SDGs and Higher Education', to be held on the 30th October 2018 in Barcelona.
10.30h Opening words and presentation of the Report "Approaches to SDG17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
Josep M. Vilalta, Director of GUNi and Executive Director of ACUP
Carme Gual, Director of the Catalan Agency for Cooperation for Development
10.50h The Agenda 2030 and the "Hamster Wheel Paradox"
Arnau Queralt, Chairman of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)
11.05h Universities as Partners for Sustainable Development
Thomas Jorgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator at the European University Association (EUA)
11.20 Open Discussion
Moderator: Isidre Sala, Director of Multilateral and European Relations
Ghada Ahmadein, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Orlando Sáenz, Alliance of Ibero-American University Networks for Sustainability and the Environment (ARIUSA)
Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia, PRIA and UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research
Charles W. Richardson, College of Business Misericordia University