Global Goals Chat with Haruna Emmanuel

Hello SDGs Advocates,
We will be hosting the first edition of the Global Goals Chat with Haruna Emmanuel on Saturday 13th July 2019 at 4 PM wat. The Global Goals Chat is an online webinar for development experts to share how actionable steps that young Nigerians can take towards localizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.


How to Advocate for the SDGs in Your Community

In the spirit of “Living No One Behind”, youth remain a valuable resource and useful partner to drive the implement the ambitious 17 goals and 169 targets across communities of every nation. They have become increasingly visible and effective in influencing decision making at all levels of national plans and policies with great ideas, critical thinking, and innovative technology expertise. They have also set a new standard for positive change and the narrative is gradually changing especially on issues like advocating for climate change, bad governance, quality education, improving healthcare, and gender and inequality, among others. These issues are directly linked to the SDGs 2030. To meet these global agenda, youth can still do more by proactively and diplomatically engaging government at all levels, as well as private sectors to invest in sustainable solutions to the global issues.



The overarching objectives are to raise awareness for the ‘low-hanging fruits’ of the SDGs 2030 among young people both international and Japanese students, to leverage on their technological expertise to design solutions, as well as their roles in the implementation process. The advocacy will help to harvest perspectives/ideation of youth on how to promote local solutions to issues identified in the SDGs 2030.

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About the Speaker

HARUNA Emmanuel Umoru is a Senior Policy & Research Analyst with over 9 years of experience in the Department of Economic Growth, Nigeria’s Ministry of Budget & National Planning where he is responsible for designing socio-economic plans and policies programming at the Federal, States, and Local Government levels. Since joining the Governments’ plans & policies “think-tank”, he has worked with several local and international non-profit organizations in various programs covering issues of health, poverty, social policy, education, and trade policy.  Mr. Haruna holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria; Master’s Degree in Economic Policies and Development from Korea University, Seoul- South Korea; and currently a MEXT-Research student in Development Economics at the Kobe University, Kobe-Japan. He focuses more on evidence-based policy research-nexus; linking research outputs with effective policy/programs implementation and evaluation. He is a Mandela Washington fellow for young African leaders, YALI fellow, KOICA scholar, and MEXT scholar.


Date: July 13, 2019 
Time: 4 PM (WAT)
Venue: NGYouthSDGs Facebook Group
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The event will be moderated by Mobolaji Olorisade, a Communications for Development practitioner.
Prepare your questions and let’s build the future together.