February Forum

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment now invites parties to register their interest in attending the seventh meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum.

This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity of 180 so we would ask that anyone interested in attending register without delay.

When: Monday 24 February 2020, commencing at 9.45am until 4.30pm.

Where: Main Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

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When you register we will ask you to indicate your relevant sector – business, civil society, NGO, Government, media, academia, etc., for statistical purposes. You will also be asked to indicate your dietary preference for catering purposes.

At the Forum we look forward to welcoming new and existing representatives from across various networks, Government Departments and interested parties to explore how we can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We will start the day with a key note address from Cillian Lohan, European Economic and Social Committee, following which, we will have a panel discussion on Leaving no one behind. This will be a diverse panel including representatives from Pavee Point, Waterford Integration Services, Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Continuing our focus on SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals we will have David Horan speak from an academic perspective, discussing partnerships with a special emphasis on collaboration among stakeholders.

The CSO will present on how we monitor Ireland's progress on implementing the SDGs, this will also lead into the session on the next National Implementation Plan where we will discuss the indicators that are used to report on progress against the goals, discussing where there are gaps in information and finding methods of capturing these gaps in information required for reporting.

In the afternoon we will have some of our SDG Champions (6) present on their activities as Champions with a focus on raising national awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as work underway in their own organisations and other networks with regard to the SDGs that they are championing.

We look forward to welcoming you to your Forum on 24 February.

See the Agenda for the outline of the day's events.

This is a Government of Ireland initiative through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment may wish to contact you/your organisation in the future in relation to other SDG events. An option is provided at the end to opt in or out, where a respondent selects to opt out your contact details will not be retained or used for any future SDG events. If you chose to opt in, your contact details will be retained for four years in support of national implementation of the SDGs and possible engagement for future events.

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