INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK 2022: Go f0r the goals
To kick off International Development Week 2022, we welcomed OCIC members, member partners and many more to collaborate, critically reflect, learn, and plan for action at our Global Citizens Forum 2022 on ‘localization’, Career Panel and SDG Innovation Lab on Dignified Storytelling. Through panels, storytelling, workshops, podcasting and other creative mediums we seek to explore ways we can re-imagine international cooperation, solidarity and ‘localization’, particularly from the perspective of small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs).
All events were held online with Zoom.
Closed captions in English were available at all sessions.
Watch the recording of Day 1: Keynote Performance by Poet and Playwright Chief Moomen & Dignified Storytelling Panel here.
Read the SDG Innovation Lab Report here.
Download the ‘OCIC SDG Innovation Lab’ Participant Package (PDF) | (Word). In this package you will find:
- Land Acknowledgement
- Code of Conduct
- Full Program and Speakers
The concept of “leaving no one behind” is at the core of the 2030 Agenda and vital to the achievement of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It demands that all of society participate in dialogue and action towards sustainable development, and that marginalized communities are heard and engaged at the local, national and international level. In recent years, storytelling has been used as an effective tool to reach a diversity of communities in society and to establish a bottom-up approach to achieving sustainable development.
Stories can have a powerful impact on identifying local priorities, inspiring grassroots action and informing policy level change.
As a Council that is working to achieve global social justice, human dignity and participation for all, OCIC’s Innovation Lab 2022 seeks to unpack the power and principles of dignified storytelling with insights from storytellers around the world. Our goal is to educate participants about the foundations of dignified approaches to storytelling, encourage participants to pledge to embrace dignified storytelling in their engagement with local communities, and provide the platform to apply learnings to a storytelling project.
Educate – Learn about the 10 principles of dignified storytelling
Pledge – Encourage commitment of stakeholders to the pledge as part of engagement and communications with local communities.
Engage – Provide a space and platform for Innovation Lab participants to practice dignified storytelling in alignment with the SDGs, and to think about how engagement with local communities using storytelling can inspire action within the community and around the world.
Open to the public, ideal participants in OCIC’s Innovation Lab 2022 include individuals interested in reflecting upon and advancing their current storytelling practices and may include:
- Communications professionals in OCIC member organizations and other interested organizations
- Youth who are active or aspire to get involved in the international cooperation sector and want to learn more and make connections
- Others interested in gaining knowledge and skills in dignified storytelling