Together|Ensemble Panel Discussion: Reflecting on SDG Reporting in Higher Education Institutions

Reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become increasingly common at higher education institutions as we move closer toward the objectives of Agenda 2030. This panel discussion will examine the processes and motivations behind SDG reporting, considering the question, “how do institutions report meaningfully on their SDG initiatives instead of merely cataloguing them?” Direct French translation will be provided by the Institut en environnement, développement et société, Laval University. To register:

Organized as part of the #TogetherEnsemble2022 conference.

The power of partnership: SDG 17 and university partnerships to achieve the goals (11am-12pm GMT)

The University of Manchester currently leads the world for impact on the SDGs. Like other universities we have significant local, national and global partnerships, and we would like to use these to prompt conversation about how university partnerships help our sector to tackle global development challenges. The event will feature a local partnership from our pioneering BeeWell project; a national partnership from our UK Productivity Institute; and a global partnership discussing our work with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. We will then finish with an open invitation for organizations around the world to partner with us in addressing the SDGs through our University Living Labs initiative. Watch live on Youtube – link in full event description.

Organizer: The University of Manchester

Empowering Students for Sustainability

This event is focused on increasing SDG awareness among students from Central University in Ghana. There is a huge gap in the area of climate education, and integrating climate or environmental knowledge in national education curriculum. Prior to this, there persist to be low knowledge about the impending impacts of climate change, and the need to take actions now. More so, localizing information around SDGs persist to enable grassroots individual to comprehend and take individual actions also seeks to be a hurdle in the Ghanaian community. Henceforward, Sustainability Week Central, a local sustainability week group within the international network of Sustainability Week International believes it is imperative to leverage on this SDGs A & A week to raise a massive awareness within our local campus.

Organizer: Central University in Ghana

10:00-11:00 am GMT

Campaña Mundial por la Educación: llamada a la acción por el ODS 4 / Global Campaign on Education: Call for action for de SDG4 (IN SPANISH; 11:00 AM -12:15 PM CET)

En esta sesión, desde la Campaña Mundial por la Educación (CME) en España, haremos una revisión del estatus actual del ODS4 (por el Derecho a la Educación), y veremos los impactos y retos que ha supuesto la pandemia, utilizando dinámicas interactivas. 4-03-2022 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Madrid (CET) (Passcode: 220130)

Organizer: Campaña Mundial por la Educación and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

4-03-2022 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Madrid (CET)

ESDG Challenges: How to Integrate Multi-disciplinarity and Learning Innovations in the Education for the Sustainable Development Goals (17:00-18:00 CET)

The need to adopt an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to address the challenges of environmental and socio-economic sustainability, and the strong demand by students for transformational learning opportunities are two key issues that education for the SDGs has to deal with. The webinar will focus on how innovative and transformational initiatives can be successfully integrated into standard learning programs.register:

Organizer: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

17:00-18:00 CET

17 Rooms: A new way to take practical next steps for the Sustainable Development Goals

Co-convened by the Brookings Institution and The Rockefeller Foundation since 2018, 17 Rooms is a new approach to spurring collective action for the SDGs. Participants form working groups (or “Rooms”), one per SDG, and propose specific, practical next steps that can be achieved in 12-18 months to make progress for each. Action proposals are shared across Rooms to spot opportunities for cross-SDG collaboration that might bubble up. Pre-registration requested.

Organizer: the Brookings Institution

YUFE in our Cities (16:00-17:00 CET)

Community engagement is at the core of the European University YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), in which UC3M participates. The cities in which the ten YUFE partners and associate partners are located exemplify different urban models and provide a unique opportunity to work together to develop solutions to local challenges, in a true partnership to localize the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in volunteering activities or HelDesks developed in close partnership with local governments or NGOs that address issues such as migrations, entrepreneurship or the effects of COVID in secondary school students. 10-11 am EST (16-17 UTC+1); To JOIN:

Organizer: YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

16:00-17:00 CET


Together|Ensemble is Canada’s national conference devoted to tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference represents an all-of-society approach to addressing Canada’s toughest sustainable development challenges, bringing together the private sector, academia, government, and civil society.
Organizer: SDSN Canada