On Thursday, February 16th, 2023, the EnvironFocus team hosted our monthly webinar series on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This month’s focus was on SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being, which included the webinar titled “Social Impact: People, Planet, Profit”.
SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being
In order to address the need for good health and well-being, the United Nations General Assembly established Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3): Good Health & Well-Being, which is intended to be achieved by 2030. The aim of SDG 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The Goal consists of several targets which provide a framework for the necessary actions to enhance the opportunities to achieve zero hunger.
This webinar was hosted by the CEO & Founder of EnvironFocus, Obie Agusiegbe, and Alicia Advincula, the Sustainability Programs Assistant.
We learned what has been done for SDG 3. In 2019 The World Health Organization (WHO) brought together 13 multilateral health, development, and humanitarian agencies to establish The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All. Organizations involved included The International Labour Organization, The Global Fund, Unicef and more. The goal of this plan was to accelerate progress of SDG’s through assisting countries to meet their commitments, strengthen collaboration and provide more strategic, coordinated plans and strategies to be carried out. With COVID-19 however, progress has fallen behind. The WHO believes a “key way to respond to and ensure an equitable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 is for multilateral agencies to collaborate even more closely in providing effective and efficient joint support to countries, which is the foundation of the Global Action Plan”.
- Promoting and protecting your own health and the health of those around you by making well-informed choices, practicing safe sex and vaccinating your children.
- Raise awareness in your community about the importance of good health, healthy lifestyles as well as people’s right to quality health care services, especially for the most vulnerable.
- Hold your government, local leaders, and other decision-makers accountable to their commitments to improve people’s access to health and health care.
We also discussed current case studies and projects that aim to improve SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being on a local level. The Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) has two programs currently running, Sustainability on My Mind and the Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway and Job Creation.
The Sustainability on My Mind program was born to allow Canadian residents to learn new skills and practical self-sufficiency methods that cost little to no money. To do this SCAN hosts a series of workshops that teach residents in the low-income neighborhood of Malton, Mississauga, about eco-friendly, cost-efficient lifestyle strategies that households can practice on their own. This project is funded by the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC).
The Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway and Job Creation program seeks to create a fundamental link between innovative Black entrepreneurs and aspiring Black and other visible minority youth in Canada. The project provides a suitable process for youth entering the workforce to become a tradesperson or professional, and find a relevant job, and for supporting Black entrepreneurs and business-owners in growing their businesses, providing the employment support that they require to find innovative employees. On both ends, each party tremendously benefits from SCAN’s matchmaking services by having access to time-saving productivity enhancements, eligible funding, and vital experiences in the work field.
We want to thank all of our attendees for taking the time to attend and participate in this webinar. We hope you found the webinar insightful and inspiring.
To access the full video, visit our webinar recordings page on our website.
Upcoming SDG Webinars
Missed out on this webinar? Don’t worry; we host these sustainability webinars focused on SDGs on the third Thursday of every month. Currently, we have 1 upcoming SDG webinar.
On Thursday 16th March, 2023, we will be looking at SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Register free now HERE.
In April 2023, we will have a workshop. The idea of this workshop is to identify gaps around the UN’s SDG 2 targets and indicators and how co-op organizations can be one of the bottom-up/grassroots solutions to SDG 2.
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