We Love Reading founder Prof. Rana Dajani has participated in the “People’s Report as a Pedagogy Tool for University Awareness to SDGs” session during the Catalysing Change Week 2022 which was organized by Catalyst 2030 on the 12nd of May.
The session was held at Al Heshmat University, professors and students discussed local awareness of the SDGs and the power of the people’s report to empower people and inform the government, private sector, and UN.
Beside Prof. Dajani other panelists are Debbi D. Brock: an internationally recognized expert on social entrepreneurship, Dr. Saleha Khumawala: is the Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting, and Prof. Rasha Istaiteyeh: Economist and Professor at Al Heshmat University.
Dr. Rana said: I asked each student to find a local problem within his/her community and to start looking for solutions for these problems and made that as a part of their grades.”
“People report allows us to prioritize and to influence policy and inform private sector”
Catalyzing Change Week (CCW) is the world’s largest event led by social innovators and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and accelerate collaborative systems change during more than 250 sessions and activities in a dedicated annual week.
Organized by Catalyst 2030, Catalysing Change Week 2022 built on the success of CCW2021, bringing together social entrepreneurs, representatives from the private sector, governments, funders and others involved in systems change, to inspire change in support of achieving the SDGs.
These models of best practice are in keeping with the recent findings of the Embracing Complexity and New Allies reports. The week served as an opportunity to engage, advocate and stimulate learning across the entire social entrepreneurship ecosystem.