In November we’ll be focussing on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.
Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.
➜ Philips | Public Affairs Manager Divya Dimple | One of the SDGs that Philips most focuses their efforts on is SDG 3, which they address through their innovative healthcare solutions. As a part of their five-year sustainability plan Healthy People, Sustainable Planet (running until 2020), they calculated that they have improved the lives of 1.3 billion people in 2017 through their health products and solutions.
➜ Amref Flying Doctors | Partnerships Manager Marianne Hangelbroek | Amref Flying Doctors works to improve the health of vulnerable people in Africa. Next to training locals and combatting disease, they meet with governments to permanently improve the health systems. In the Netherlands, Amref raises funds & awareness to improve the health and well-being of young women in Africa. #Knowledge
➜ Philips & Amref Flying Doctors | Philips’ Senior Consultant Sustainability Saskia Verbunt & Amref’s Marianne Hangelbroek | Over the past years, Amref and Philips have joined forces to improve health care systems in Africa, moving from a donor-based relationship to a shared value partnership that leverages the skills and capabilities of each organisation. Together, they will share more about their project to improve access to health care for over 20,000 people in the Makueni region in Kenya. #Action
➜ LegBank | Founder Merel Rumping | Worldwide 30 million people need orthopedic care but have limited or no access to it. LegBank combines a social entrepreneurial strategy to decentralize and deliver care in the backyard of rural communities, empowered by technology. This way it contributes to the well-being for all, and all ages! #Action #Innovation
➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change’s Partnership Lead, Josephine Damstra. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for SDG 3.
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 – 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 – 22:00 Networking Drinks
Get your tickets here > http://bit.ly/SDGMeetup3
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free
| WHAT IS SDG MEETUP?
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change.
The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way.
Each edition focuses on one SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an interactive evening event meant to generate new ideas, connections, collaboration and action. At each edition we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create an inspiring environment for us.
The learnings of each meetup is also recorded and shared with larger public through a podcast series.
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.