Modeled after the 17 Rooms concept, developed by Rockefeller Foundation and the Brookings Institution, this initiative is designed to identify new strategies and collaborations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Join us for a series of virtual events in October and November, hosted by Global Washington and partners in seven U.S. cities, and leading to a National Forum that begins December 7.
2020 will be remembered as a year of massive global disruption and upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained our health systems, jolted the global economy, and frayed our social fabric. Additionally, the protests and calls for racial equality in the U.S. ignited a movement to dismantle systematic racism that reached across the globe.
The overlapping crises of 2020 have also created an opportunity to reset, reimagine, and rebuild existing systems for a more equitable future. Those in the global development community are responding to urgent needs and re-evaluating their role in the world.
And, we already have a roadmap for this work – the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each goal lays out specific targets to achieve a common vision. The pandemic has upended progress on many of these targets, and it is up to us chart a new, more equitable course of action for our future.
More information coming soon. To learn more about the National Forum and to register, visit https://globalwa.org/2020-national-forum/