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Webinar: Beyond SDG Indicators

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February 2, 2016. 15:00 - 17:00 GMT (16:00 - 18:00 CET, 09:00 - 11:00 EST)

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) have been approved by the UN General Assembly as key elements of the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015. The goals represent a significant challenge for the science and policy community, given their broad scope, diversity, inherent uncertainties, the vested interests involved, and growing urgency for action.

As a crucial element of their implementation, there is significant interest in defining SDG indicators, given their potential role in monitoring and progress review. However, beyond having suitable statistical instruments for measuring progress, moving SDG into the mainstream will also require analytic tools and methods that can address SDGs as a system, analyze their relationships, and allow policymakers, experts and the public to identify and test hypotheses about implementation options in the context of scenarios. The hypothesis underlying this webinar is that the conceptual approach, tools and methods of IA make it an interesting candidate to play a role.

The three presenters bring both an inside perspective of the SDG process and decades of experience in navigating the science – policy interface related to the imperatives of human well-being and sustainable development. They will address where the need for assessment and strategic analysis in the different stages of SDG implementation may arise, how it can build on the work on indicators and statistics, and the related institutional and capacity issues.

A second part of this webinar in March 2016 will focus on leading efforts to support SDG implementation assessment and strategic planning through integrated modeling.

An audio-visual recording of both webinars will be made available within one week of each event.

Space is limited. Therefore, registration is encouraged as soon as possible. To register, please send your name, affiliation, email and telephone number to (Tel: +49 541 969 2505). Registered participants will be provided the link to the virtual meeting room for the webinar and guidelines for participation together with their registration confirmation.

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  • February 2, 2016

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