What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough and the Kawarthas:
Prioritizing Indigenous Leadership
SDG #1 No Poverty
SDG # 4 Quality Education
SDG #6 Clean Water and Sanitization
SDG #13 Climate Action
- Create educational and informational materials that profile the 17 Sustainable Development Goals;
- Leverage the 2019 Community Forum Report as a tool to help contextualize the Goals, and to highlight the five local priority SDGs that were identied by participants;
- Build upon the 2019 Forum Report to identify existing initiatives and partnerships that are working to advance each of the priority SDGs;
- Establish five Priority Action Teams focused on each of the identied priority goals;
- Build bridges with trusted local organizations, who are already supporting priority populations, to enable and support their ongoing participation; and,
- Host a second community forum in 2021, centred on the theme of leaving no one behind.
We welcomed over two hundred participants from near and far to work with the Nogojiwanong/Peterborough community in three interconnected workshops. Interconnectedness is a recurring theme in this project. The action teams are aware of how the local SDGs and 17 UN SDGs are related; one cannot be achieved without the others. Locally, we believe that the steps we take in our community will ripple out into the world in a good way.
By the end of the forum, the urgent need to reach our goals was evident. We have nine years remaining to achieve the 2030 Agenda; there is much important work to be done.
The project team would like to offer our sincerest thank you to the organizers, partners, team members, volunteers, speakers, funders, leaders, and event participants who helped bring this memorable event together. We look forward to seeing what comes next!
Program Contact Information:
Name: Shaelyn Wabegijig
Position: KWIC Program and Outreach Coordinator
In the News:
- Part 1: From global to local: how Peterborough is implementing the UN’s goals for sustainable development
- Part 2: Indigenous leadership central to local action on United Nations’ sustainable development goals
- Part 3: Virtual community forum advances UN sustainable development goals in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong
- Part 1: GreenUP: Peterborough navigates the U.N’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development
- Part 2: GreenUP: Indigenous Leadership Guiding the Local Sustainable Development Goals
- Part 3: Community forum localizes sustainable development goals