Network News - April 2016

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Global cities expert Aromar Revi to visit Australia

Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, is a global SDSN Co-Chair and one of the key people behind the Campaign for an Urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11). You will have an opportunity to hear him speak in Perth (8 May), Melbourne (10 May) and Canberra (12 May). Find out more.


Join us in New Zealand to discuss the SDGs

SDGs_poster_new1On 2-5 May SDSN Australia/Pacific Chair John Thwaites will be visiting New Zealand to discuss the SDGs and why they are important for universities and knowledge institutions. Please join the discussion at one of the public events hosted by SDSN members in NZ and others. Find out more.


Network news and events

SVII in Coral Triangle_web_GCI>> If you missed our Webinar with the University of Queesland on Understanding the Great Barrier Reef extractives controversy, you can now view it on video.

>> SDSN Australia/Pacific recently co-hosted a dialogue with the Pacific Community on the role of knowledge institutions in implementing the SDGs in the Pacific. The workshop report will be available soon.

>> We are collaborating with the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and Sydney universities on the event SDGs in the Asia-Pacific: A shared agenda for action, which will take place on 2 June 2016. Space is limited, with preference given to Sydney-based development practitioners and researchers. Please contact Caitlin.Leahy@uts.edu.au for further information.

>> SDSN Australia/Pacific welcomes its newest member, the Auckland University of Technology. You can find out more about how to become an SDSN member here.


News from global SDSN

sdsnedu-oceans>> SDSNedu’s new free online course, One planet – One ocean: From science to solutions, is now open for enrolments. The course has been developed and delivered by some of the world’s leading experts on ocean science.

>> Now is your last chance to submit an abstract to SDSN’s flagship annual gathering, the 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Development.