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In partnership with International Justice Mission UK


Andy Bevan serves as International Justice Mission UK’s Regional Development Executive for Scotland – a role that involves communicating IJM’s work across a range of Scottish society, including legal professionals, parliamentarians, churches, community groups, students and the media. IJM is a global organisation that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems. Coming from a background of Legal and Theological study, Andy has experience working in Washington D.C. with IJM and Geneva with the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

May East is a sustainability educator and designer delivering capacity building programmes in 34 countries in settings ranging from tribal communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centers. She has worked with the UN system for 20 years, is a UNITAR Fellow and the CEO of CIFAL Scotland - UNITAR Associated Training Center for Northern Europe. Originally from Brazil, she has been named of the 100 Global Sustainability leaders by climate change experts from ABC Carbon and Sustain Ability Showcase Asia, joining a prestigious list of academics, writers, business leaders, and politicians.

Professor Pamela Abbott F ACSS is an honorary professor of sociology at the University of Aberdeen. After a career in high education in the UK she moved to Rwanda in 2005 to take up a senior post in higher education.   She was the foundation director of the Higher Education Council and responsible for coordination the development and implementation of the qualification and quality assurance framework. She has also been carrying out public policy research in Rwanda and East Africa for the last 15 years. Her main interests are in human rights and social justice and gender. 

Supporters claim the MDGs galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people; critics say there’s been very uneven implementation of the goals by topic, country or world region. Will the SDGs be any different?

Chair: Andrew Bevan I Speakers: Joanna Keating, Gillian Wilson, May East, Prof. Pamela Abbott

Dates and Times Aug 14 at 18:00 
Venue St John's Church, Princes St (Venue 127), Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ (Hall at St John's)
Ticket Prices £5.00
Age Guidance +16
Category Conversations

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