Invitation: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Lecture Series

Posted on May 21, 2018

Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education, invites academic staff, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students of the University of Pretoria to attend an open seminar titled:

Achieving the SDG’s in South Africa ‘On the role of universities’ presented by Professor Willem Fourie

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Lecture Series focuses on research by the University of Pretoria to achieve global priorities for sustainable development as defined by the SDGs. This is the second seminar in the series. In many ways the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the global community’s most ambitious set of development priorities yet. For the first time, both developing and developed countries and all societal actors have committed themselves to the achievement of the same set of goals. In this lecture, the experience of the South African Sustainable Development Goals Hub, hosted at the University of Pretoria, is used as basis for reflecting on the role of universities in realising SDGs in South Africa.

The presenter, Professor Willem Fourie, is an associate professor at the University of Pretoria’s Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and co-ordinates the South African Sustainable Development Goals Hub and the interdisciplinary master’s degree in Development Practice. Professor Fourie has been contributing to development effectiveness initiatives co-ordinated by the African Union’s NEPAD Agency, often within the ambit of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, since 2012.

Date Thursday, 24 May 2018
Time 16h00
Venue Library Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library
RSVP Booking is essential. Please reply to [email protected] by 21 May 2018

Persons with disabilities are requested to contact Neo Maseko on 012 420 2631 if assistance is required.

Please book early as seats are limited.

- Author Department of University Relations

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