Send EWB and CGE Students to Participate in a UN Forum!
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This spring, Cal Poly’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Critical Global Engagement Club will send a group of eight Cal Poly students to participate in the fourth annual United Nations (UN) Multistakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) at the UN Headquarters in New York. The STI Forum provides a platform for a network of stakeholders to discuss how science, technology, and innovation can facilitate and impact the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable development is commonly defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” For the past two years, EWB students have participated in the STI Forum as part of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), the official, self-organized space for children and youth to meaningfully engage in UN processes. This year EWB will be partnering with Critical Global Engagement Club to ensure that our involvement in the forum highlights interdisciplinary voices and perspectives.
Participating in the STI Forum is an invaluable opportunity for Cal Poly students to experience first-hand and participate in the global policy making process. As part of the UN MGCY, we collaborate with students and young people from around the world and across disciplines to advocate for sustainable development and ensure that youth voices are reflected in global policy making. EWB Cal Poly students share their unique perspectives as both students and engineers with field-based international development experience.
We are seeking to send more Cal Poly students to the upcoming 2019 STI Forum, but to do so, we need your help. There are no fees associated with attending the forum, so all funding will go towards the costs of airfare, transportation, lodging, and meals for four nights in New York City. We aim to take eight students to the UN, but we do not want cost to prohibit a deserving student from experiencing this transformative opportunity. If we meet our fundraising goal, we will be able to send more students to the forum, giving them the opportunity to Learn by Doing through engagement in global science and technology policy. By contributing to our campaign, you are supporting the development of Cal Poly students as global engineers, thinkers, and leaders.