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Webinar: Beyond SDG Indicators (Part 2)

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Part 2 of our webinar series with TIAS will be entitled "Part 2: Integrated Models Supporting Implementation, Strategy Development and Transition Planning"

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 3-5 PM GMT (4-6 PM CET, 9-11 AM EST)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been approved by the UN General Assembly as key elements of the post-2015 development agenda. 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 presenters in this 2nd and final webinar in the SDG series will address where the need for assessment in the different stages of SDG implementation may arise, how it can build on the work on indicators, and the related institutional and capacity issues. To illustrate these general issues, the speakers will discuss ongoing work on integrated modeling and key conceptual, technical and institutional capacity challenges that will need to be considered for making use of these IA tools and methods in practice.

An audio-visual recording of the webinar will be made available within one week of the event.

Space is limited. Therefore, registration is encouraged as soon as possible. To register, please follow the link: Registration closes on Friday 8 April.

Organized and hosted by the Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) & IISD

Event details

  • April 12, 2016

  • Online

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