Adrienne Ahn | Coquitlam, British Columbia
Adrienne completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Commerce from the University of British Columbia, where her research focused on the intersection between international development and economics. As an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, she was honoured to be a delegate at the UN High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs in 2019 and continues to present on topics important to her, such as gender equality, international health, and youth entrepreneurship. She has volunteered and worked with organizations like BCCIC, Reconciliation Canada, and Global Affairs Canada and currently promotes access to justice initiatives delivered by JES.
About Together | Ensemble 2020
Adrienne wrote a reflection post about her participation in the Together | Ensemble 2020 Conference. The Conference, held virtually last year from May 20-22, 2020, took place a few months after the global pandemic hit, but brought together thousands of attendees to discuss progress on the SDGs and changing realities. Through her writing, she aims to engage the public on key takeaways and Canadian solutions to address the SDGs, especially the intersectional approaches that were presented during the conference.
Together | Ensemble is Canada’s national conference devoted to tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference represents an all-of-society approach to addressing Canada’s toughest sustainable development challenges, bringing together the private sector, academia, government, and civil society.
From Adrienne's Blog | Key takeaways from the conference:
“What will be important now is tracking the universal momentum towards concrete, actionable progress across the SDGs, across sectors, and between people. As we reimagine policies, solutions to address magnified global inequalities, and system efforts to stop COVID-19, the concluded Together l Ensemble Conference enables transcendent reflection on the missteps and steps that brought us here. Creating similar ways for communities to engage in these conversations through events and conferences is necessary for a transformational and inclusive recovery.”