One of the key ways universities and Higher Education institutions can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals is by empowering and mobilising their student body towards this agenda. This includes though student engagement activities, such as co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, campus initiatives, activities with clubs & societies and volunteering.
Most institutions already undertake a range of student engagement activities in areas related to the SDGs, such as sustainability and social responsibility, and have considerable experience in delivering them. However, using the SDGs framework itself as an engagement tool presents institutions with new opportunities and new benefits – as well as new challenges!
We invite you to join us to hear case studies from our region on how institutions have been using the SDGs to engage with their students and raise their awareness, understanding, and action on the SDGs. The talks will explore the different approaches used, as well as their opportunities, benefits, challenges, and emerging best practices.