24-hour webinar of happiness & sustainability around the Earth

The full playlist of the webinar recordings can be found here:

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network invites you to join our networks around the world, around the clock for a 24 hour webinar event on Earth Day, 22 April. We are exploring the Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of well-being and happiness. Learn about solutions being developed in your region, engage with experts around the globe, and celebrate happiness and well-being with your fellow global citizens.

A summary of the timetable for the Australia, NZ & Pacfic region can be found below.

For full details of the sessions and registration go to: www.unsdsn.org/24hour-webinar

Session 1

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
1:00 pm 11:00 am 9:00 am Webinar Welcome
1:30 pm 11:30 am 9:30 am COVID-19, Globalization and Philanthropy
2:30 pm 12:30 pm 10:30 am What is Happiness? A Provocative Conversation
3:30 pm 1:30 pm 11:30 am Sustainable Lifestyle: Saving the Earth begins with Saving Yourself
5:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm Securing Mental Health and Well-being in Indonesia
5:15 pm 3:15 pm 1:15 pm Sustainable Solutions Forum


Session 2

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
6:00 pm 4:00 pm 2:00 pm Afghanistan Peace Process: Role of Women – Opportunities & Challenges
7:00 pm 5:00 pm 3:00 pm Monitoring health and wellbeing: Strengthening systems in a time of COVID19
8:00 pm 6:00 pm 4:00 pm Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth (SDG 8) and Human Well-being


Session 3

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
9:30 pm 7:30 pm 5:30 pm An Evaluation of some Nigerians’ perceptions of Happiness
10:30 pm 8:30 pm 6:30 pm Get started with the SDGs – Use the SDG Impact Assessment Tool

The Climate Framework – how to work strategically with climate issues between organisations

Sustainable Development from the Nordic Perspective – A Panel Discussion

12:00 am 10:00 pm 8:00 pm Workplace Happiness: How are businesses supporting sustainable happiness


Session 4

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
1:00 am 11:00 pm 9:00 pm Celebrity Spotlight
1:10 am 11:10 pm 9:10 pm Mr. Mustafa Seçkin, CEO of Unilever Turkey, Central Asia and Iran: Sustainable agriculture, food security and happiness
1:30 am 11:30 pm 9:30 pm A living income for cocoa farmers
3:00 am 1:00 am 11:00 pm 2030 Agenda and the COVID-19 crisis: Indicators, Evaluations and Frameworks for Policy Design in the Italian Experience (in Italian)


Session 5

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
4:00 am 2:00 am 12:00 am Happy Cities: Strategies and applications in pursuit of urban wellbeing
4:30 am 2:30 am 12:30 am Celebrity Spotlight
4:50 am 2:50 am 12:50 am Happy Learning! Education for a Sustainable and Happy World
6:00 am 4:00 am 2:00 am Earth Day Network: The Campus Climate Project
6:30 am 4:30 am 2:30 am Living Well: A Proposal for Collective and Sustainable Happiness
7:30 am 5:30 am 3:30 am Sustainable and Novel Solutions for the Amazon Region
8:30 am 6:30 am 4:30 am Reflections and Solutions from the Andean Region: An interview with Experts from Argentina, Ecuador and Chile (in Spanish)


Session 6

Auckland Sydney Perth Topic
10:30 am 8:30 am 6:30 am Urban Farming for Sustainable Development
11:30 am 9:30 am 7:30 am Celebrity Spotlight: Human Rights and Incarceration during the Covid-19 Pandemic (Kerry Kennedy)
11:45 am 9:45 am 7:45 am The Role of Universities in Fighting Covid-19, Achieving Sustainable Development, and Addressing Social Inequalities