International Development Week 2024

February 4th to 11th is a week long exploration of international development and positive change! This week is a showcase of initiatives, discussions, and activities centered around building a brighter future.

Our events:

Tuesday, February 6th at 12:00pm

Lunch and Learn - Navigating a Sustainable Future: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action, addressing pressing global issues and envisioning a better future for all.

From eradicating poverty to promoting gender equality, each goal plays a crucial part in building a more resilient and inclusive future. Understanding the SDGs is not just about awareness; but is a call to action. Discover how individuals, communities, and organizations worldwide are aligning their efforts to create positive change.

Register for the Lunch and Learn here!

Thursday, February 8th at 9:00am

Global Perspectives: International Development Art Gallery

Following Chapel, come take a stroll through the front foyer of THQ and see the unique collection of art collected by the International Development department throughout their travels abroad. Explore the diverse cultures and creativity from those around the world.

Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 5:30pm

Culinary Passport: Create a Zambian Dish in Your Own Kitchen

Come and join us for our Zambian cooking experience! Explore the rich flavours as we guide you through the creation of a traditional Zambian dish, bridging the gap between cultures in the heart of your own kitchen.

Register for the Zambian Cooking class here!

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?  

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global objectives established by the United Nations as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, and they aim to address a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental challenges. The overall goal is to promote prosperity, protect the planet, and ensure peace.

Key areas of focus:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

The SDGs represent a framework to create a more equitable and sustainable future by the year 2030. Join us in the global effort to achieve these goals!