On January 23, 2017, the University of California, Davis hosted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Conference: Research to Action on the African Continent. The conference featured how academic institutions can play a role in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in three key thematic areas: access to clean energy and water, sustainable food production, and healthy lives and well-being.
Our Director, Dr. Ndola Prata was a speaker at this conference representing UC Berkeley Bixby Center!
The conference focused on Africa and aimed to demonstrate in a concrete fashion and on an international stage how universities can foster interdisciplinary collaborations and solutions.
There was a diverse group of participants including faculty, staff, and students representing Colleges and Schools across the UC Davis campus and from partner institutions: UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Stanford University.
Please follow this link for the SDG Conference website: http://unsdg.ucdavis.edu/index.html and click here for the speaker bios: http://unsdg.ucdavis.edu/UN%20SDG%20Conference%20Bios.pdf