Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

People’s Report as a Pedagogy Tool for University Awareness to SDGs

12 May 2022 | 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Hybrid virtual/in-person
Problem solving session/thematic workshop

This session will be held with university professors and students to discuss local awareness to the SDGs and the power of the people’s report to empower people and inform government, private sector and UN. Speakers’ bios: 1. Rana Dajani: Professor of molecular cell biology, Hashemite University, Jordan, Harvard Radcliff fellow, a Fulbrighter, Eisenhower fellow, Yale and Cambridge visiting professor. Research area: refugee youth and the epigenetics of trauma across generations and world expert on genetics of Circassian and Chechan populations in Jordan. Established stem cell research ethics law in Jordan. Advocate for biological evolution and Islam, Member UN women Jordan advisory council. Established a women mentor network, and received Partnerships for enhanced engagement in research (PEER) award 2014. Organized the first gender summit for the Arab world 2017. Most influential women scientists in Islamic World, 12 among100 the most influential Arab women, Global Changemaker Award for celebrating, President of the Society for the Advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Arab World. Awarded the Jordan star of science by His Majesty King Abdullah II. Developed a community-based model “We love reading” changing mindsets through reading to create changemakers, received World Innovation Summit in Education Award 2014, King Hussein Medal of Honor 2014, UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017, World Literacy Council Award 2018 and the Jacobs social entrepreneurship award 2018, Science, Technology and Innovation Award UN 2019, Ashoka Fellow 2019, UNHCR Nansen Refugee awardee 2020, Schwab Social entrepreneur 2022. Author of the book: Five scarves, Doing the impossible: If we can reverse cell fate why can’t we redefine success, Nova Publisher 2018. Reviewed by Nature. 2. Debbi D. Brock: an internationally recognized expert on social entrepreneurship and professional trainer and social change advocate for various organizations focusing on social entrepreneurship, scaling social impact and entrepreneurship education. In 2021, she was awarded her dream job working with social change leaders around the world as the Systems Learning and Development Facilitator with Catalyst2030. In 2018 she launched the Social Change Innovators online resource platform that shares innovative teaching and experiential activities with faculty from around the world that won the USASBE Excellence in Innovative Pedagogical award. In 2011, she was awarded the “Distinguished Service to the Field of Social Entrepreneurship Education” by AshokaU and won the “Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship” award from USASBE in 2015. 3. Dr. Saleha Khumawala: is the Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Inclusion and the Founding Director of the SURE℠ (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship) Program at Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. She teaches and does research in the fields of Government and Non-Profit Accounting and Social Entrepreneurship. She has published widely, has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences and has successfully led the Study Abroad India Program since 2002. 4. Rasha Istaiteyeh: An inspiring economist who would strive to serve her community development and in helping youth to access the labour market after understanding what is required from their supply side.

The hosts

Rana Dajani Rasha Staiteyeh Debbi D. Brock Saleha Khumawala

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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