Ahead of COP28, the 2022 PRME MENA Conference and Forum ‘Partnership for Change’ seeks to connect Higher Education institutions with businesses, government agencies and NGOs to create a nexus for networking and ideas. The events aim to address UN SDG17, Partnerships for the Goals.
All are welcome to these free events at the DMU Dubai Campus and online. Register now for the Conference and Gala. See the event programmes here.
The Conference, Forum and Gala are a collaboration between the UN PRME MENA Chapter member academics, their institutions and De Montfort University Dubai. The event will investigate the possibilities for leveraging change through responsible management and leadership – and will focus on the application of SDG nexus approaches to establish good practices in order to provide a roadmap for creating better partnerships.
This forum aims to be a catalyst for the development of projects and papers through the partnerships established as the legacy of the conference, to strengthen the connection and collaboration of the PRME MENA Chapter Network and UN Global Compact Networks.
To register for the Conference and Forum – or for the Gala (which requires a separate registration) please go to: PRME Conference & Forum Registration - or for the final day Conference Gala Event go to the PRME Conference Gala. All Attendance is free. Once registered you will receive directions for in-person and online attendance.
SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals is a key SDG that enables the implementation of all SDGs. Achieving the goals Partnership requires a nexus approach to understand and develop methodologies for change. Businesses, governments and institutions will need to undergo systemic changes beyond the limitations of individual organizations or industries by removing their jurisdictional boundaries that resonates especially with SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. This will require higher levels of partnership focusing on linking the implementations of SDGs and engaging with all the stakeholders. The level of partnership and integration is expected to grow as we face unprecedented challenges.
Resources:A Nexus Approach for The SDGs: Interlinkages between the goals and targets
The United Nations-supported initiative – Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) – aims to create a global movement and drive thought leadership on responsible management education. PRME engages business and management schools worldwide to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals.
Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution. DMU has an ambitious Research Strategy that feeds into students’ learning, and its courses embed employability in their curriculum. As the United Nations' (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16- the only UK university to be designated as such - DMU commits to addressing the UN SDGs in its research, teaching and enterprise activity.
DMU Dubai, the Dubai branch of the award-winning university, offers the perfect combination of high-quality teaching, excellent facilities and a fantastic student experience. DMU is one of the UK pavilion’s only official founding partners at Expo 2020 and has a continuous presence in the pavilion to share its research and creativity on a global stage.