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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Festival 2017

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START DATE 19 April 2017

Block 16 and Oasis Theatre

END DATE 19 April 2017

Middlesex University Dubai Media & Communications Department will be hosting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Festival at our Campus on 19th April from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Festival will be inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi , UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment. In attendance will be H.H. Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. They will be joined by H.E. Philip Parham , British Ambassador to the UAE and Larisa Miller, Co-Chair of Beacon of Hope.

Middlesex University Dubai lecturer MrStephen King who works closely with the Beacon of Hope initiative has mentored fifty of Middlesex University Dubai’s First-year Media & Communications students who will be advocating for their chosen United Nation Global Goal in a series of activities including competitions, plays and performances, talks from industry professionals and an industry fair. Our students have received amazing support and engagement from the local community including Beacon of Hope UAE, Emirates Wildlife Association/WWF, Emirates Environmental Group, and Green Hope UAE, as well as international actors for social good - the United Nations Department of Communications and Public Information and Project Everyone. 

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Event Details

9 AM - 10 AM

Reception & Trash Treasure Hunt

930 AM - 10 AM

Registration & Emoji Board

10 AM – 10 15AM


10 15 AM – 10 25 AM

Official Opening Ceremony

10 25 AM – 11 AM


11 AM

Lung Love Story

11 10 AM

Sustainable Tourism Game

11 20 AM

We Volunteer Launch

11 25 AM

#PayTheIntern Panel

11 45 AM


11 50 AM

Connect With Reality

12 15 PM

Special Cooking Show

12 30 PM – 1 30 PM

SDG Fair and Activities

1 30 PM

Spelling Bee Finale

1 45 PM

Build a Beacon Challenge

2 PM

End of Ceremony

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