Sustainable Development Goals – Youth Engagement Survey
We want to hear from you! What do you care about? What should Canada care more about?
Participants of BCCIC’s 2019 Sustainable Development Bootcamp are reaching out across British Columbia and the rest of Canada to hear the voices of Canadian youth. As the largest youth delegation attending the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), we are interested in pushing forward a unified message that can be endorsed and supported by as many youth as possible.
The findings from this survey will be used to formulate a message which will be presented at the HLPF in July 2019. Your personal details are gathered to ensure credible findings and will be strictly for internal use only.
Upon completing the survey you will be entered to win 1 of 3 prizes. Prizes include reusable straws, stickers and notebooks.
What is the SDG bootcamp?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Bootcamp is a transformational change course anchored in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provided by the non-profit BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). The Bootcamp approaches the SDGs as a transformational agenda and seeks to develop participant’s personal, social and systems skills so that they are able to use the SDGs to support social, economic and environmental change in the world.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, represent the world’s collective vision for achieving a better planet for all by 2030. The SDGs were created by all countries coming together to decide the kind of world we want for ourselves and future generations. The Goals provide clear targets and timelines for ending extreme poverty, providing decent work for all, reversing the world’s environmental crises, and promoting equality and social justice. The SDGs provide the “what” and “why” of sustainable development, the Bootcamp is focused on the “how”
What does the bootcamp consist of?
The bootcamp takes place between March and October and built around three intensive training sessions.
The first session focuses on using the self as an instrument. Focusing on transformational change, the retreat explores using the SDG framework for increasing your own and others impact in the realm of social change and sustainable development.
The second retreat focuses on collective change. Working as a group, the cohort practiced community engagement, public speaking, and group facilitation skills.
The third retreat centers on systems change. The cohort will travel to the High Level Political Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York to learn about working with system dynamics and structures.
What is the HLPF?
The high-level political forum (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform dealing with the Sustainable Development Goals. Formally established in July 2013, the HLPF meets every year to evaluate the progress of the goals.
How can I participate?
Check back on the BCCIC website in April 2020!