Taking the SDGs to the Community - Outreach Caravan 2022
30 May 2022
Governments cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their own. It takes collaboration among every stakeholder - the private sector, media, civil society and members of the public - to make this mission a reality by 2030.
To help educate the public on the 17 SDGs, the UN in T&T team is doing a community outreach tour throughout 2022. This Outreach Caravan kicked off in the turtle-watching village of Grande Rivere, where hundreds of visitors converge every night during the mid-year months to see scores of turtles come ashore and lay their eggs.
This crucial nesting site and the committed involvement of the Turtle Village Trust in protecting and tracking turtles and their nests was the perfect place to showcase sustainable development, and how communities can get involved!
UN staff members from the International Organization for Migration, the Spotlight Initiative and the Resident Coordinator's Office set up an outreach booth at the Turtle Village Trust's Visitor Outreach Centre. As visitors came to sign up for their turtle watching tours, they popped into our booth to play SDG trivia games, watch Virtual Reality experiences about environmental conservation and migration, and walk away with SDG memorabilia.
Additional caravan stops will be announced in the coming months.