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Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:00 pm (AST) - 2:00 pm (AST) Location: Webinar

Sustainability Seminar Series | Transforming Vision 2030 into Action: The Kingdom’s Dedication to the UN SDG Agenda

The Students for Sustainability are excited to invite you to their upcoming webinar as part of the Fall 2023 Sustainability Seminar Series given by Ms. Yara Faisal Sindi, General Manager of Monitoring and Reporting for Sustainable Development, Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm (Arabian Standard Time)


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken an integrated approach to achieve both the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recognizing their interrelated and complementary nature in promoting sustainable development. Through a comprehensive and participatory process involving diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society organizations, and academic institutions, Saudi Arabia has prepared a Voluntary National Review (VNR) to assess its progress towards the SDGs. This seminar will focus on Saudi Arabia’s integrated approach to achieving the Saudi Vision 2030 and the SDGs. The speaker, Ms. Yara Faisal Sindi from the Ministry of Economy and Planning, will discuss the collaborative efforts and insights gathered during the VNR preparation, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s commitment to Sustainable Development and active involvement in achieving the SDGs.

About the speaker

Ms. Yara Faisal Sindi has more than 10 years of experience in strategy and alignment, business development, policy development, and rigorous monitoring evaluation and reporting for various stakeholders. She is the current General Manager of Monitoring and Reporting for Sustainable Development in the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning, where she is responsible for ensuring that the entities’ policies and initiatives are aligned with sustainable development principles and that progress is accurately measured and communicated.  Ms. Yara led the development of the 2nd Voluntary National Review report on the Kingdom’s progress towards the sustainable development agenda, with contributions from 150 national and international stakeholders, including the development of 200 case studies. She also spearheaded the development of 17 policy papers for the SDGs, expanded data coverage of SDG indicators by 30% through collaboration with 70 national and international custodian entities, and developed an SDG platform as a management and monitoring tool. She has reviewed and improved 15 national and international SDG reports.  Ms. Yara holds a MSc in International Business Management with Entrepreneurship and a BSc in Business Administration with Accounting. She has been acknowledged as a UN Global Compact Board Member, Hault Executive Leadership Certificate, Member of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy (UNCTD), and Global Gender Equality Professional (World Bank).


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