The Sustainable Development Goals Week 2022 is a themed week of editorial content and events dedicated to informing and inspiring businesses to accelerate action on the SDGs.
Dates: 20th – 26th September 2022
The SDG Week is about driving the transformational action needed to achieve the SDGs. The Week aims to provide need-to-know industry updates, thought leadership discussions, and practical insights which empower businesses to transform our world through the SDG framework.
1. SICAP – The Community Food Initiative Programme
Our commitment to the initiative is to deliver two small projecst and 2 community events each year until 2024. Each project and event must cover as two of the following themes:
- Supporting community awareness/knowledge around healthy eating
- Cooking skills
- Food safety and hygiene
- Healthy shopping
- Preventing food wastage through budgeting and food/meal planning skills (not composting)
- Improving the availability and access to safe & healthy food in the community, complementing existing structures offering healthy options: community café’s, street parties, etc.)
Sligo LEADER Partnerships overall vision of our CFI project is to enable families in Co. Sligo to build a healthy eating relationship and to create a happy atmosphere for healthy eating throughout the programme duration and beyond.
2. Inclusion of People with disabilities into Employment/Employment Activation Programmes
At a time when a lot of organisations are struggling to fill positions take this opportune time to deliver this message through both SICAP and Tús programmes.
Sligo LEADER Partnership work closely with communities and groups to identify the gaps and barriers that stop people from developing their full potential.
Working together we offer support to People with Disabilities.
- SICAP: Our Environmental Project starting later this month is open to people with disabilites. The workshop covers garden design, plant progration and soil quality. This project starts on 28th September and run for 3 weeks.
- Tús: In a major reform on 29th June 2022, Tús now welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. It aims to ensure that all applicants with a disability are given an opportunity to enter Employment.
3. Innovating Communities project
Transition year students from different schools in County Sligo are commencing this programme in the coming weeks. It involves the ‘Design-Thinking’ process and each school will choose their own topic:
- Promoting Sligo as a Tourist Destination
- Revitalising Rural Towns
- Climage Emergency
The innovating communities sessions in Easkey are hitting the “Sustainable Cities and Communities” goal. Co-ordinator Tony Kerrigan said:
The students have chosen “Revitalising Easkey in Winter” as their challenge. They acknowledged that Easkey is lively with tourists during the summer but tends to shut down in Winter, neglecting the needs of the local residents. We had some help from the Art teacher, Ms. Stephens, who will work with the class in between sessions with a graffiti wall to raise awareness.
This is a LEADER-funded Co-Operation project. Innovating Communities is a free training and mentoring project designed to empower local people and groups to work together and address Challenges facing their area.
4. Reboot and Network
Reboot is an initiative aimed at businesses/social enterprises. The aim of Reboot is to assist the recovery of rural businesses and social enterprises from the impacts of C19, Brexit and associated economic disruption by providing FREE training and upskilling, 1:1s with business specialists and opportunities to network with business peers.
On the 13th October 2022 Reboot and Network will hold a free online course titled “Unstanding the 17 UN Sustainable Developments Goal for your Business or Community Group. Business owners and Community Groups will be supported through 1 to 1 training over 4 weeks to Understand The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) and learn how to set sustainability goals for your Business or Community Group for 2023.