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Examples of Local Government SDG Adoption

Featured Speakers: Julia Pulokas and Antonia Winkler

Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT

In early 2021, EPIC-N committed to support member programs’ adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To assist with adoption, EPIC-N is working with leading organizations, faculty, and interns to develop resources. During this deep dive webinar, Julia Pulokas and Antonia Winkler, present one of these resources.

EPIC-N programs have asked for case studies of local government adoption of the UN SDG. Julia and Antonia highlight six of case studies to fulfill this request. They couple each case study with specific recommendations for EPIC-N programs to consider. The types of local governments chosen showcase a diverse range, from rural to state initiatives. Where relevant the presentation highlights how local universities supported the municipalities efforts.

Julia and Antonia compiled the information while interning with EPIC-N through the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from January to May 2021.

Participants will leave with:

  • Understanding of international leaders collecting local government progress on adoption of UN SDG and how they track progress
  • Six examples of local governments adopting the UN SDG and their diverse methods of adoption
  • Examples of how EPIC-N programs can support local governments in their adoption efforts

This webinar will be recorded and published in the EPIC-N Member Commons with resources shared during the presentation.

More about the Featured Speakers

Julia Pulokas is a senior undergraduate student at UW-Madison studying microbiology with certificates in honors biology and global health.

Antonia Winkler is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a certificate in Global Health. Antonia also works with University Housing, supporting student staff members and providing large event planning for our residents. After graduation in May 20201, she plans to apply to American medical schools.


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