Northamptonshire Community Foundation will be convening Northamptonshire’s first ever Global Goals Symposium in partnership with the University of Northampton. This is a call to action across all sectors to work in partnership to help tackle and work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) at the local level across the county.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation has been leading on tackling the global goals through its philanthropic and grant making activity including a series of community conversations with the local charitable sector across 2020 and 2021. In partnership with the University of Northampton, they aim to kickstart a cross-sector collaboration to help meet the global goals here in Northamptonshire.
CEO Victoria Miles stated: “The key and urgent aim is to work together to provide local solutions to some of the most urgent issues of our time and in doing so build strong partnerships and find creative approaches and resources to tackle poverty, eradicate hunger, promote good health and wellbeing, address climate action, provide quality education, reduce inequalities and build sustainable cities and communities as an example of some of the goals we will work towards. We think the best way to do this effectively and utilise good practice is to create an alliance. We can build a better world for current and future generations here on our doorstep.”
Guest speakers will include:
- Lindsay Wake and Jill Arnold – Social Investment Scotland – investing for the global goals
- Allan MacLeod – Bristol SDG Alliance – global goals partnership for Bristol city
- Dr Jonathan Campion FRCPsych – Director for Public Mental Health South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust ; Chair of Public Mental Health Working Group World Psychiatric Association Clinical and Strategic Director of Public Mental Health Implementation Centre Royal College of Psychiatrists – public mental health and universal coverage by 2030.
Date: Thursday 11 November Time: 2pm – 4pm via Zoom.
Book your place now via the Community Foundation’s Eventbrite page to avoid disappointment. Registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday 10 November.
For further information regarding the event, please contact Rachel Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org