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Key takeaways from our workshop titled SDGs Localization: From Recovery to Resilience

Posted by Jorge Garza on September 24, 2021

On August 24, 2021, over 100 people joined us for a workshop to talk about approaches to localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that is, taking global priorities and orienting them toward local outcomes.

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Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

Posted by Laura Schnurr on September 2, 2021

What do Montreal, Winnipeg, Victoria, the Northern territories, and Shimokawa, Japan, have in common? They are all home to inspiring work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

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Launch of the 10 Guide for advancing the SDGs in your community

Posted by Laura Schnurr on August 30, 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals offer a hopeful vision for our collective future. They outline aspirational goals for humanity to achieve by 2030 on issues such as poverty, inequalities, health and wellbeing, climate and energy, decent work, and more. They are universal, which means that they are to be implemented for all people, everywhere. However, their universal nature also means that they need to be adapted to local contexts so that the indicators and targets are relevant – a process referred to as ‘localization’.  

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Centering Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership in Your Work

Posted by Shaelyn Wabegijig on July 27, 2021

If the recent pandemic and climate crisis have taught us anything, it's that Indigenous culture, knowledge and leadership are deeply connected to our very survival as a human species. Yet even despite the extensive work and consultations for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Indigenous voices continue to be silenced. A lack of leadership to implement the TRC continues to prevail, with only 10% of the 94 Calls to Action having been implemented to date. Due to courageous Indigenous leaders, more people are recognizing the urgent need to center Indigenous leadership in their work.  

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The SDGs: Just One (Important) Part of the Story

Posted by Laura Schnurr on June 8, 2021

In my prior blog post The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change, I explored some of the reasons why we should all adopt the SDGs. In this post, I explore some of the shortcomings of the framework to paint a fuller picture of how we might think about the goals.  

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The SDGs: A Tool for Transformative Change

Posted by Laura Schnurr on May 27, 2021

When people ask me whether I think the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are useful, my short answer is “yes, but”. In this two-part blog, I unpack what I mean by that. This first blog explores the ‘yes’ part of the answer, and the second explores the ‘but’.  

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