Webinars

Open webinar on the SDG 6 Data Portal
UN Water

An open webinar hosted on Friday 18 October will explain and show the main functionalities of the SDG 6 Data Portal.

The SDG 6 Data Portal brings together data on all the SDG 6 global indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters. Through maps, charts and tables, the Portal offers tailored options for visualization and analysis of the data, including on interlinkages. The Portal is a flagship product of UN-Water’s Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 and complements the Global SDG Indicators Database and indicator-specific databases by offering in-depth information across all SDG 6 indicators, as well as tailor-made analytical and visualization tools, all in one place.

The objectives of the Portal are to:

  • Track overall progress towards SDG 6 at global, regional and national levels.
  • Enable assessment and analysis of the state of water resources and linkages to other sectors.
  • Raise awareness of water and sanitation issues to help catalyse action.
  • Encourage and improve SDG 6 monitoring and reporting at all levels.
  • Be an entry point to the wealth of water and sanitation information available within the UN system.

These webinars will explain and show the main functionalities of the SDG 6 Data Portal. Register for one of the webinars is made on the links below:

ReliefWeb Webinars
ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

We provide reliable and timely information, enabling humanitarian workers to make informed decisions and to plan effective response. We collect and deliver key information, including the latest reports, maps and infographics from trusted sources.

ReliefWeb is also a valuable resource for job listings and training programs, helping humanitarians build new skills and discover exciting new career opportunities.

Diet Modelling in the Development of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines
FAO

In this webinar, we explore the potential of diet modelling for LMIC, focusing on the following questions:

  • What is diet modelling/diet optimization? What are its applications?
  • How does diet modelling fit in with the FAO process for developing FBDGs? (Introduction to the FAO diet modelling package for FBDGs)
  • What has been a country experience with diet modelling for FBDGs using the FAO package?

The webinar introduces the FAO diet modelling package for FBDGs, and highlight the experience of using the package in Zambia.

This is the third of a series of six webinars on FBDGs organized by the Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness Team of FAO

Thursday, September 26, 15:30-17:00 GMT+2


 

P4R: Follow-up to the VNRs: Experiences and lessons learnt
Partners for Review

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to ‘conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels’. Reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is not an end in itself but a means to improve and accelerate implementation. During the VNR countries take stock of and assess progress and shortcomings in the implementation of the goals and targets. This process is a dynamic one wherein countries are constantly implementing, assessing and readjusting their policies to achieve the goals.

Among the questions to be addressed in the webinar are the following:

  • What have countries learnt about systematically identifying lessons learnt, good practices and policy recommendations during the review process?
  • What happens after a VNR is presented?
  • What challenges do national governments face in following up and how do national policies, plans and structures evolve?
  • How can Supreme Audit Institutions contribute to and strengthen national follow-up?

In case you wish to participate in the webinar, kindly send an email with your name, position and the name of the institution you work for to: joern.geisselmann@giz.de.

FAO Webinar Recording: The evidence review: the key step in the development of FBDGs
FAO

This webinar addressed some of these gaps focusing on the following questions:

  • Why is the evidence review a key step in the development of FBDGs?
  • What are the main processes involved? What is the current FAO process for conducting an evidence review?
  • What are some challenges and responses in LMICs?

The webinar also highlighted two country cases and present FAO’s current work in this field.

FAO Webinar Recording: Unpacking food-based dietary guidelines
FAO

This webinar provided an overview of food-based dietary guidelines focusing on the following questions:

  • What are national FBDGs? 
  • How have they been traditionally used? 
  • What is their potential use?

The webinar also highlighted some examples of national FBDGs across the world and presented FAO’s current work in this field.

What's Next for SDG Reporting?
Center for Open Data Enterprise

Join the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) for a webinar on Tuesday, July 30 to celebrate the culmination of its SDG National Reporting Initiative and reflect on lessons learned, emerging priorities, and ways forward for reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Participants will hear from a range of experts on SDG reporting at the global, national and local levels to answer the following questions: What have been the major developments in SDG reporting over the last two years? What are the next emerging priorities for SDG reporting? What are the most important tools and resources available for people working on SDG reporting? Participants will also be able to engage directly with presenters at the end of the webinar through audience polling and live Q&A discussion. Participants will also be able to ask questions from the panelists at the end of the webinar.

Youth Solutions Hub
SDSN Youth

Ever since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, a growing number of solutions-oriented initiatives have sought to provide support to youth-led innovations in business, charity, and education, with the simultaneous objectives of mobilizing youth skills in support of global problem-solving and addressing the challenges young people face in creating and scaling up their projects.

The Youth Solutions Program by SDSN Youth is one of these initiatives. Since the publication of the first edition of the Youth Solutions Report in January 2017, the Program has grown exponentially, quickly becoming a reference point for discussions around the need to build innovation systems that are both youth-inclusive and aligned with the SDGs. As a consequence, the activities of SDSN Youth have been recently expanded with the launch of the Youth Solutions Hub, a multi-stakeholder online community that seeks to facilitate the dissemination of funding and capacity-building opportunities for young innovators, as well as the creation of meaningful partnerships between innovators, experts, investors, and others supporters.

This webinar seeks to introduce the Hub through a lively conversation between the individuals and organizations that have already registered to it, while also giving everyone else the opportunity to provide relevant feedback and inputs for the further development of the community. In particular, the webinar will feature a thorough discussion of the opportunities that are accessible from the Hub, present the wide range of resources and partners that are contributing to its success, and explain the multiple ways in which interested stakeholders can benefit from joining.

The link to the webinar recording can be found here.

SDG Help Desk Webinar
UNESCAP & SDSN

During this webinar, participants are introduced to the SDG Help Desk: its design, service lines, navigation, and content. 
Next, a representative from SDSN Youth delivers an introduction to their organization’s Youth Solutions Program and its partnership with the SDG Help Desk. Following this, two guest speakers are introduced, detailing overlap between their work and UNESCAP's.  

The link to the webinar concept note is found here

To watch the recorded webinar please follow the link here.

For any questions or comments pertaining to the webinar, contact either the SDG Help Desk team at escap-sdghelpdesk@un.org

Webinar Recordings - Addressing agricultural resilience in long term climate planning instruments
UNDP

The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process includes National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long Term Strategies (LTS).  These instruments have emerged at different milestones such as the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement and have specific characteristics and objectives which can contribute to and reinforce each other if leveraged effectively. Despite their very distinctive nature, these national instruments can be harnessed to scale up climate change adaptation by fostering linkages depending upon country context.

Addressing climate resilience in sectors and across sectors is a vital part of climate planning. Adaptation in agriculture is a crucial component of building resilient economies and societies and is national priority for a significant number of countries. It is well established that agricultural sectors are amongst the most climate sensitive. Over 90 percent of developing countries’ NDCs refer to agriculture as a major priority.

The juxtaposition of the range of climate planning instruments on one hand, and the sensitivity of agriculture on the other requires that all instruments be linked, sequenced and aligned appropriately by countries to best fit their national circumstances.

The webinar will draw upon country-level experiences from NAP-Ag partner countries to highlight entry points for alignment and strategies to trigger this conversation.