On 20 February 2020 at 10:00 (CET)/12:00 (MSK) Nelya Rakhimova will hold the webinar “SDGs and Russian civil society: time to join forces”

If you care about the social, environmental and economic condition of Russia, then you should know about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! The SDGs is a set of goals that Russia adopted together with 192 countries in the UN in 2015 and has pledged to achieve them by 2030. The SDGs include issues of poverty eradication, sustainable agriculture, public health and education, gender equality, access to clean water and clean energy, labour rights and industrial development, urban development and sustainable production and consumption, environmental protection, human rights, anti-corruption, and international cooperation.

In 2020 Russia will report on the implementation of the SDGs to the UN for the first time. The civil society is an integral part of this implementation, and therefore it cannot be done without it. That is why we invite you to a webinar where you can learn more about the implementation of the SDGs in Russia.

Participation is free of charge and open for Forum members, supporters, experts, and everyone interested. To register, send an email to events@eu-russia-csf.org with your name and the name of the organisation you represent (please indicate, if it is a Forum member or supporter). Registration will be closed at 11:00 (CET) 19 February 2020. You will receive a confirmation note upon registration. Technical details will be sent to your email on the day of the event.

Speaker: Nelya Rakhimova, creator of the project “Open school of sustainable development”, author of the first online course in Russian on sustainable development “Sustainable development – strategy of planet Earth”, associate professor of Tyumen State University, regional coordinator of the international sustainable development test – Sulitest. She received her doctorate in 2016 from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and her master’s degree in environmental and urban planning from the University of Arizona, USA, in 2011. She has worked as a consultant to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in the Sustainable Development Goals Division in New York, USA. She has participated in numerous international conferences on sustainable development and is a member of the International Society of Sustainable Development Professionals.