UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars share stories from Africa at forum on UN 2030 Sustainable Development

SustainablegoalsThis past September, the United Nations ratified 17 global sustainable development goals that will provide a framework for the world’s development through 2030.

Six UFV students had the opportunity to contribute to the development of these goals during their internship in Tanzania this past summer.

On Tuesday, October 13, they will share some of their experiences, during which they gained cross-cultural skills, and assisted in a range of activities related to their studies at UFV.

Photo: Jeremy Wagner

Photo: Jeremy Wagner

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is created for people, planet, & prosperity,” said UFV geography professor Cherie Enns. “The goals & targets seek to resolve complex issues including the greatest global challenge, eradicating poverty. In order to maintain this positive growth in sustainable development, it is important to inform and include younger generations about these challenges.

At UFV several projects related to this field are in process or planned.

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals presentation will feature conversations with the recently returned student interns (some of whom are Queen Elizabeth Scholars), input from UFV faculty and administrators, and special guests.

Come at 7 pm to enjoy light refreshments while learning about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event will also feature information on how YOU can get involved with internship opportunities in the field of development.

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