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Accelerating SDG Practice Webinar


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Day 1: Introduction, Dr Tahl Kestin, SDSN AuNZPac – 0.00 Day 2: Introduction, Dr Belinda Gibbons, PRME – 1:19:34
Session 1: Setting the scene
Chair Introduction: Dr Belinda Gibbons, PRME – 5:00Opening remarks

  1. Giselle Weybrech, Author and Advisor – 6:28
  2. Prof Rod Glover, Monash University – 12:30
    Panel discussion: 19:00

Session 2: Education for the SDGs in the classroom
Panel “Integrating the SDGs into teaching – Examples from our region
Chair Introduction: A/Prof Jeannie Rea, Victoria University – 21:50

Opening remarks

  1. Dr Mehran Nejati, Edith Cowan University – 25:50
  2. Dr Sam Leonard, Massey University – 28:36
  3. Priya Sharma, Monash University Malaysia – 34:45
  4. Giselle Weybrech, Author and Advisor – 41:36
    Panel discussion – 46:21
Session 3: Institutional support for accelerating education for SDGs
Chair Introduction: A/Prof Annette Bos, MSDI, Monash University – 1:23:20Keynote address: Prof Simon Barrie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Western Sydney University – 1:29:40Panel “Institution-wide and faculty-wide approaches to supporting education for the SDGs – Examples from our region“.Opening remarks

  1. Dr Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders, Bond University – 1:44:14
  2. Dr Jonathon Howard, Charles Sturt University – 1:50:00
  3. A/Prof Harsh Suri, Deakin University – 1:56:38
    Panel discussion: 2:05:37


The workshop was jointly hosted by the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) AusNZ Chapter, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) AusNZPac Regional Network, with the assistance of an Expert Advisory Group from our member institutions.

The workshop is part of the ACTS/SDSN AusNZPac Accelerating SDG Practice Initiative, which aims to support our member organisations to strengthen their internal engagement with the SDGs, and the global SDSN Dialogue Series on the new guide on Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities. This workshop also supports the UN PRME global movement for education to develop the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow to advance sustainable development and contributes to the AusNZ PRME Community of Practice.


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9 February, 2021
10 February, 2021
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