On August 29, SDSN Member Kateb University is organizing a conference on The Role of Universities in Implementation of the SDGs in Afghanistan. The event seeks to highlight challenges and potential solutions for achieving the SDGs in Afghanistan, focusing specifically on the role universities play in SDG implementation.
The one-day conference will happen in Kabul, Afghanistan, with high-level participation from the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance, UNDP, and others. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN, will speak to the current context of SDG implementation in Afghanistan and highlight its challenges and opportunities for the country.
Dr Tahl Kestin, from SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific (AusNZPac) and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, is pleased to be speaking at the conference (via video) on the general role universities have in addressing the SDGs, with a focus on teaching and research for the SDGs.
The role of universities in the SDGs is key focus area of SDSN AusNZPac, so it’s fantastic to see this important topic being discussed in Afghanistan.
A report on the conference can be found here: http://unsdsn.org/news/2019/08/30/sdsn-member-conference-universities-implementing-the-sdgs-in-afghanistan/