Margaret (she/her) is passionate about engaging youth and students in the wider community. She joined the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) in May 2020 as a Researcher for the project on Advancing the 2030 Agenda in Nogojiwanong | Peterborough, and developed a series of interactive workshops on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote student engagement in their work. More recently, her work involves creating workshops for students covering the intersections of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and youth climate action, as well as supporting KWIC’s ongoing project on Advancing Gender Equality (SDG 5). Prior to joining KWIC, she worked at several NGOs in both Canada and the US. She holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Liverpool and an MSc in Public Health, specializing in Environmental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
About the ‘Building Strategic Intelligence Series by the World Economic Forum’
The World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence series covers more than 270 diverse topics, including insights on some of the most pressing global issues. The series is led by world experts and innovators sharing their knowledge and innovative ideas to enhance strategic decision making and to catalyze systemic change across the globe in different sectors. It aims to make sense of the abrupt shifts and underlying root causes of the forces shaping the world and the latest tools and data available for solving these challenges. As an Education Program Coordinator, I am passionate about spreading awareness of global issues to students in the local community and I would like to incorporate key aspects (e.g., the importance of the intersectionality of the SDGs) of this training series in the workshops that I am developing. In addition, I plan to write a blog posts, highlighting the key takeaways generated by this series, and hope this will increase the reach of target audience as well as promote overall community engagement.