Women Help Women Meet Sustainable Development Goals

Beyond the obvious- how does progress on UN Sustainability Goals relate to progress for women? In a recent webinar, Lynn Wilson, Executive Director of SeaTrust Institute and I shared our experiences and insights from the UN Climate Summits and research on women entrepreneurs and leaders.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include 169 targets, of which at least 30 relate directly to the lives of women and girls in a changing environment. We held a webinar Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 17:00:00 to look  at the critical targets and discuss ways to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, research, and partnerships to create a better future for women and girls.

We will focus on three themes:
1. Access to education and training;
2. Inclusive societies; and
3. Sustainable jobs and entrepreneurship.

For each theme,we examined relevant goals and targets, highlight successful examples, and discuss work to be done.

You can view a recording here:

Here are links to some of the resources we mentioned:

You can read more about the Sustainable Development Goals here: http://www.un.org/sustainabl…/sustainable-development-goals/

More about women and SDGs here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women-and-the-sdgs.

If you want to know more about women entrepreneurs globally, see the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: http://www.gemconsortium.org/

Find out more about the programs Lynn discussed at: www.Seatrustinstitute.org.

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Collaboration Webinar at the Connecting Online Conference

I presented a webinar,  at the free Connecting Online Conference. Click link to access the recording for Designing and Evaluating Collaborative Projects: Three Conceptual Frameworks.

 Resources:

E-Social Constructivism in Context

Description of the session

What is collaboration? We’ll define it as: “an interactive process that engages two or more participants who work together to achieve outcomes they could not accomplish independently” (Salmons, 2014). Collaborative advantage refers to the synergistic outcomes that could not have been achieved by any player acting alone (Huxham & Vangen, 2005). To achieve collaborative advantage, participants need to do more than work together—they need to think together. Achieving collaborative advantage offers the potential for new ideas and innovation, shared ideas and peer learning.

Collaboration online offers many possibilities: we can bridge time and distance, share resources, and engage using verbal, visual or written communications. However, collaboration online also offers many challenges. How do we decide on shared goals and ways to achieve them? What technologies should we use? How do we decide who does what? And for instructors using collaborative projects, how can I know who contributed and how can I evaluate students individually and collectively?

The session will offer practical tips and resources for developing a clear design for the collaborative project, organization of the process and evaluation of the outcomes. Three conceptual frameworks will be introduced: the theory of e-social constructivism (Salmons, 2009), Taxonomy of Online Collaboration and the Typology of Collaborative Assessments (Salmons, 2006, 2007, 2014).

 

 

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