Visit JCI at FIDO – Federal Institute for Sustainable Development
On May 8 I was invited at FIDO, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development. After a short email via www.sdgs.be I was invited to come and present JCI.
FIDO is the administration of the Federal Minister for Sustainable Development Marie Christine Marghem. They were also, together with our partner The Shift, initiators of the SDG Voices.
The FIDO ensures the preparation of federal policy on sustainable development and coordinates policy implementation. They are also the federal center for sustainable development expertise and share their knowledge with other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. So FIDO conducts research on international megatrends for sustainable development and is implementing the policy. In addition FIDO can support the operation of your chapter as follows:
- All projects related to one or more SDGs can be transmitted by the local chapters themselves via www.SDGs.be. Which is interesting, because a newsletter is sent periodically with future initiatives.
- FIDO provides expertise on sustainable events. A tool that we can use for our own projects is available via: http://www.duurzaamevenement.belgium.be
- Finally, FIDO has produced a beautiful brochure on SDGs. NL and FR are available for free in digital and printed versions. Applications can be made here
We agreed to provide a printed version for participants at JCI workshops or brainstorming sessions around the SDGs. A session can be requested via Valérie.
To the next SDG update!
Valérie de Groote – SDG Ambassador