The Role of the Greek Higher Education Institutions in promoting the SDGs

Venue: online
Date: 30 March 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 3:30 PM UTC+03 – 5:15 PM UTC+03

Exploring the role of Greek higher education institutions in promoting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the purpose of this event is to raise awareness about the SDGs and sustainable best practices in such institutions.

The event is organized in the context of UN SDSN Greece’s overall initiative regarding sustainability in higher education in Greece, based on UN’s 4.7 mission, which aims to contribute to raising awareness and educating students, faculty and staff of academic institutions on the SDGs and sustainable best practices on campus, the inclusion of sustainability across the curriculum as well as establishing synergies of academic institutions with organizations and other external partners for the promotion of the SDGs.

This event invites students, academics, and conscious citizens who wish to learn more about the crucial role education plays in forming a sustainable society.

Find more at https://www.acg.edu/events/the-role-of-the-greek-higher-education-institutions-in-promoting-the-sdgs/

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

 

SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order):

Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education (responsible for higher education)

Prof. Stella Apostolaki, Environmental Studies Program Coordinator; Chair of Academic Advisory Board of the Center of Excellence for Sustainability, ACG

Rania Assariotaki, Senior Manager for Sustainability, The American College of Greece (ACG)

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, School of Economics and Director of ReSEES Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business; Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science; Director of Sustainable Development Unit, ATHENA RC; Co-chair SDSN Europe

Prof. Andreas A. Papandreou, Professor of Environmental Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Co-chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Greece (SDSN Greece)

Welcome remarks by Claudia Carydis-Benopoulou, Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece and Prof. Andreas A. Papandreou.



In collaboration with:
Deree – The American College of Greece
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens University of Economics and Business

Supported by:
UN SDSN Youth Greece

Watch live the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abGBvqj_qBw  


For the full program, bios of speakers, and to watch LIVE, please click here: https://www.acg.edu/events/the-role-of-the-greek-higher-education-institutions-in-promoting-the-sdgs/

 

Parallel action:
March 30 & 31, 9:00-13:30:
 Blood Drive organized by ACG, NKUA, AUEB, in support of NIMTS public hospital
Venue: Deree Student Lounge, The American College of Greece

 

In the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, The American College of Greece, invites all members of its community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, business partners and friends) to take part in the upcoming 2-day blood drive, organized in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Athens University of Economics and Business. This initiative falls within the framework of the promotion of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and in particular Goal 3, which promotes health and well-being as well as Goal 4, which aims at the cultivation of sensitized and responsible citizens through access to quality education.

All precautionary measures, as directed by EODY, will be taken in order to safeguard the health and safety of the blood donors, as indicated for the Covid-19 pandemic. The blood drive will take place at the spacious Deree Student Lounge with the Deree Main Corridor used as a waiting area. Volunteers are invited to register online for a specific date and time slot to avoid overcrowding and waiting. Please note that parking is available on campus.

For more information on how to participate and to book your appointment please click here: https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/ACGBloodDriveMarch2021

 

The blood drive is part of the “The Role of the Greek Higher Education Institutions in promoting the SDGs” event, to be jointly organized by ACG, UNSDSN, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Athens University of Economics and Business on March 30, 2021.

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