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SDGs Learning, Training and Practice 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
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Special event

Biographies

The HLPF SDG Learning, Training and Practice sessions will take place Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 July 2017 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, in conference room 6. Training timeslots will not be available on 13 July 2017.

The HLPF SDG Learning, Training and Practice sessions will offer 8 courses. Each course will last three hours with morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. The courses will run in parallel to the HLPF formal meetings. A certificate of course completion may be distributed by the course organizers. All materials used will be the responsibility of the organizers.

Course selection process and deadline

A call for proposals for courses as well as networking and experience-sharing sessions is now open online. An application form for submission of proposals can be accessed on the UNDESA-DSD sustainable development knowledge platform at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf. Among the proposals received, the selection of the courses will be based on their merit, relevance to the HLPF theme and SDGs indicated above as well as the expertise of the organizers. There is no fee for submission or approval of proposals of courses. However, costs associated with the courses approved will be the responsibility of the organizers.

For more information, please see this document

Biographies
Mr. Gam Awungshi Shimray
Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Mr. Gam Awungshi Shimray

Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Mr. Gam Shimray started working on indigenous peoples’ issues in 1993 and became the Convener of the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), an indigenous movement based in Northeast India, in 1998. From 2000 – 2004 he was one of the expert members for Technical and Policy Core Group (TPCG) of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), Ministry of Environment and Forest of India. Gam was also holding the position of the National Coordinator of the All India Coordinating Forum of the Adivasi/Indigenous Peoples in India from 1999 - 2005. At the regional and global level, he worked with various indigenous organizations at various capacities before he was elected as the Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) for the period of 2017 – 2020, in September 2016. His educational qualification includes a Postgraduate Diplomate in development studies that included an essay on differential diagnosis for ending poverty in India.

Mr. Johnson Malih Ole Kaunga
Director, OSILIGI (Organisation for the Survival of IL- Laikipiak Maasai Indigenous Group Initiatives)
Mr. Johnson Malih Ole Kaunga

Director, OSILIGI (Organisation for the Survival of IL- Laikipiak Maasai Indigenous Group Initiatives)

Johnson Malih Ole Kaunga is the founder and Director of OSILIGI(Organisation for the Survival of IL- Laikipiak Maasai Indigenous Group Initiatives) that translate to HOPE in Maasai. OSILIGI later transformed to IMPACT (Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation) an organisation that exists to organise, build and strengthen indigenous peoples’ social movements at grassroots in northern Kenya. Ole Kaunga, has previously worked and consulted with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as an indigenous peoples expert for its Africa Program on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (Convention 169).