SRI Talk: Advocating Knowledge-to-Action | Future Earth

April 21, 1:00 pm New York time

10:00 am Vancouver / 6:00 pm London
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Sign up for the next free live virtual event in the popular SRI Talks series as our high-level expert panel will discuss advancing sustainability science through knowledge co-design.

We already know the significant global sustainability challenges that we face, and scientists around the world are tirelessly exploring solutions and responses to the most pressing global issues.

Often, however, the true challenge lies in translating scientific knowledge into decision-making and practice that adds up to outcomes at a global level.

  • How can we ensure that the actions we take and the decisions we make are informed by the latest research, or by the deepest traditional knowledge?
  • How can we help researchers and innovators make their knowledge and expertise available and accessible to decision makers at all levels of government and in all sectors of society?
  • What mechanisms can we develop and use to co-produce quicker, better decisions in the face of accelerating global change?

These questions are fundamental as the world emerges from the pandemic, and building a resilient social-ecological system is more important than ever.

This SRI Talk theme, Advocating Knowledge-to-Action, is one of the five Congress Pillars of the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) which will take place June 12-15, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia.

This free, 90-minute event will be live streamed through the SRI2021 virtual platform, including a moderated discussion and live audience Q&A.

Meigan Díaz CoronaMeigan Díaz Corona
Sustainable Development Advocate

Meigan graduated with honors from the Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, and has academic experience at the Global Studies Institute in the University of Geneva. She served as Mexico’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations in New York for Sustainable Development issues, and counts with over three years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable development programs, public policies, and campaigns. She was a consultant for the Trust for the Americas and Viacom, and Chief of Campaigns at My World Mexico, role in which she coordinated 2030 Agenda international campaigns that impacted 70,000 people in Latin America. She’s also the founder of the youth-led initiative “Involucratec” that empowers young people to develop sustainable development projects in their local community, and has collaborated with the WFUNA, Global Changemakers, and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Mexico as an intern in the “2030 Initiative”. Meigan was a recipient of MTV’s “Generation Change Award”.

Caleb BehnCaleb Behn
Legal Policy Advisor to National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

Caleb Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za from the Treaty 8 Territory of northeastern British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Law Program and was called to the BC Bar in 2015. Caleb’s work has focused on the intersection of water, energy and indigenous law. A former ‘lands manager’ for the West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovation Caleb was also a founding member of the Decolonizing Water Research Collective and the subject of the documentary film ‘Fractured Land’. Caleb now resides in Ottawa and is the Legal Policy Advisor to National Chief Perry Bellegarde at the Assembly of First Nations. In his spare time Caleb cares for Elders in his home community, continues to actively hunt, fish and trap in his home territory and undertake projects related to indigenous law and technology, most recently with the Berkman-Klein Centre for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.


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