Workshop: Linking evidence with policy to achieve the SDGs

2 September, 2019  |  Universities & SDGs  ,  Upcoming Events   

Linking evidence with policy to achieve the SDGs: The Social Systems Evidence platform

On the margins of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in New York, SDSN AusNZPac and SDSN Canada will be co-hosting a workshop to discuss a new initiative that aims to bring the best available research evidence on what works to address the SDGs to policy and decision makers.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Social Systems Evidence (SSE) is designed to be the largest centralized database of research reviews, economic evaluations and policy briefs pertaining to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SSE is an initiative of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) members the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) in Australia and the McMaster Health Forum in Canada.

The workshop will bring together knowledge creators and knowledge users from SDSN, policymaking and other groups taking action on the SDGs for a 90-minute workshop comprising:

  • a guided tour of SSE and how it is being used;
  • facilitated discussion of how to best harness SSE to achieve the SDGs;
  • informal networking.


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