• Parallel Session E-6
  • Panorama

Partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Friday 17 Nov 2017
7F Saturn

Session Concept:
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be realised with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development. The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. In this session, six speakers from six countries (United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Japan, South Africa and Zimbabwe), from four regions (North America, Europe, Africa and Asia) will join together for discussing challenges and strategies for consolidating partnerships in different contexts and among different stakeholders.


Luisa Massarani
Director -Researcher and Science Communicator, RedPOP/ Museum of Life-House of Oswaldo Cruz-Oswaldo Cruz Foundation


Robert West
Principal, Informal Learning Experiences
United States
Museums have many partners/connections/audiences that respond very differently to presentations of contemporary science and topics that may be controversial. This presenter will examine international examples of challenging topics and varied responses.
Henry McGhie
Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester
United Kingdom
This presenter will explore how museums can best support action around environmental and social issues, by focusing on attitudes and values and through partnerships, alongside a focus on conveying information.
Sheena Laursen
Programme Manager, Experimentarium
Experimentarium has involved families in the co-creation of an exhibition on health; one of the major global social concerns. How can co-creation help make these concerns relevant to our visitors?
Takashi Amemiya
Science Communicator, Miraikan
Providing educational programmes on radiation became a primary subject in Miraikan after the nuclear disaster happened in Fukushima. The programme aims to personalise the radiation and foster feelings of risk on radiation.
Kogie Govender
Senior Environmental Specialist, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo
South Africa
Science centres need to be leaders that work together with government, business, communities and non-governmental organisations in accomplishing poverty reduction, promoting equality and reducing climate change. Can partnerships achieve this?
Collence Chisita
Lecturer -Researcher in Information Sciences, Harare Polytechnic School of Information Sciences
Science centres, in collaboration with key stakeholders, can be utilised to support innovative programmes relating to poverty eradication, ending hunger, promoting equality, reducing climate change and broadening access to information.