2021 AshokaU Exchange: Aligning higher education community engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Higher education is uniquely positioned to respond to the 17 SDGs, particularly through the work faculty, staff, and students conduct alongside community partners to address pressing needs and respond to evolving challenges. This workshop will align partnership efforts with SDG progress to reify the strategic value of higher education community engagement and strengthen capacity to educate students on issues of global concern.
Jessica Givens SDGs & Beyond Task Force Coordinator at Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures LaboratoryJessica GivensSDGs & Beyond Task Force Coordinator at Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
Jessica Givens is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) & Beyond Task Force Coordinator at Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory co-chaired by the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Based in the largest and most innovative university in the country, Jessica co-creates strategy and execution of projects related to the SDGs with an emphasis on driving tech-based green growth which scales now and beyond 2030. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology & Ecology and Master of Science & Technology Policy from Arizona State University.