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Thursday, February 23 • 13:30 - 14:30
Domesticating the SDGs

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and call for action by all countries -- poor, rich, and middle-income -- to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the SDGs, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection.

Panelists will discuss what a national plan to adopt the SDGs might look like, and what the benefits to, and roles, for the various sectors would be.

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JP Bervoets

Community Foundations of Canada, Vice President of Partnerships and Public Engagement
For the past decade, JP Bervoets has worked to foster collaboration and build partnerships between non-profit, public and private sector organizations to advance community wellbeing and sustainable development. He is currently Vice President of Partnerships and Public Engagement at Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), a national network of 191 community foundations that is leveraging partnerships, philanthropic expertise, community... Read More →

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Helle Bank Jorgensen

President, Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC)
Appointed as the UN Special Advisor to the Global Compact in 2013, Helle now serves as the President of Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC); Canadas network for responsible businesses and organizations. GCNC has since 2015 engaged the private and public sector in the advancement of the SDGs, a mandate given by the UN Secretary General. SDG-webinars, -workshops, -awards and facilitation of consultations between Canadian business... Read More →
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Jean-Noé Landry

Executive Director, Open North
Jean-Noé is a leading Canadian open data and international democracy expert with more than 15 years of experience opening-up government and political institutions and movement building. Beginning his career with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the United Nations in more than a dozen countries, including Russia, Tunisia, Kenya and Ukraine, Jean-Noé specialized in applied research, civic technology, and government... Read More →
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Cara Williams

Chief Advisor of International Relations, Statistics Canada
Cara Williams is a Chief Advisor of International Relations at Statistics Canada, where she manages Statistics Canada’s international initiatives and activities including statistical capacity building projects.  Along with these responsibilities, she has also taken on the role of being the Canadian representative on the United Nations Inter-Agency and Expert Advisory Group for Sustainable Development Goal indicators.  Prior... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Auditorium C