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For January’s 2014 Another Drop Seminar Series lecture, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to announce its next free, public lecture: Dr. Aslam Chaudhry speaking on the topic of Water SDG(s) and Sustainable Development Governance in the Post-2015 Development Era.

Seminar Topic:  

Sustainable Development Governance in the Post-2015 Development Era:
A Few Reflections

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals – a set of global targets ushered in with the new millennium designed to eradicate poverty around the world – will end. What will the global leaders choose as the next set of targets post-2015? With climate change, continued inequity in access to established human rights, global economic issues and widespread conflict in parts of the world, these goals will be important for steering a future where change is the only certainty.What are the mechanisms for deciding these goals and targets? How does water fit in to sustainable development governance? What financial and human capacity will be required? Where does Canada fit in this process?

This presentation will focus on the post-2015 agenda intergovernmental processes while reflecting on the lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals and the broader role of water, especially with regard to agricultural management.

About Dr. Aslam Chaudhry

Dr. Aslam Chaudhry’s career with the United Nations Secretariat has spanned over more than 23 years during which time he worked as Head of the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea; Chief of Global Policy Branch of DSD/DESA; Chief of Water, Natural Resources and Small island States Branch of DSD/DESA; Senior Interregional Adviser on Sustainable Development; and Chief Technical Adviser of several UN executed projects and programmes in developing countries. Dr Chaudhry’s work in developing countries focused on enhancing their institutional and technical capacities in water management, agricultural and rural development, and public policy analysis for achieving internationally agreed development goals. His policy development experience covers a combination of research and analysis, scenarios development, and organizing multi-stakeholder dialogues to promote participatory and informed decision making.

Seminar Details

When?: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

Time?: 7:00pm

Where?: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, L8P 0A1

What Room?: Conference Room A&B (located near the Atrium)

Admission Cost?:  Absolutely free! Please register by emailing Refreshments will be served.

Parking?: On-site parking is available free of charge after 5pm.

Do I need to be an environmental scientist to attend the Another Drop Seminars?: No, UNU-INWEH’s Another Drop Seminar Series was created as a means to help the general community understand key linkages/challenges on issues regarding water, environment, and health.

Where can I learn more about the Another Drop Seminar Series?:
Visit for more information.

For more details, view the flyer below!