Higher education important factor for SDGs

November 03, 2017

Canada: The Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) launched the SDGs Youth Training Canada Series, for mobilizing 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada.

In celebration of Canada 150, the 150th anniversary of Canada, the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) has launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Youth Training Canada Series, a project that mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs. The project mobilizes UN staff with extensive experience in designing, communicating or implementing the SDGs to train students in SDG advocacy and implementation.

The SDGs Youth Training Canada Series aims to mobilize Canadian youth through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017. The trainings focus on three areas of skills: awareness campaign; university engagement; and policy advocacy.

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Source: IISD SDG Knowledge Hub