University of California, Davis

January 23, 2017

sustainable development goals

On January 23, 2017, the University of California, Davis hosted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Conference: Research to Action on the African Continent. The conference featured how academic institutions can play a role in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in three key thematic areas: access to clean energy and water, sustainable food production, and healthy lives and well-being. 

Solving the challenges and capturing the opportunities embedded in the SDGs required breaking down traditional academic silos and increased collaboration between institutions.  The conference focused on Africa and aimed to demonstrate in a concrete fashion and on an international stage how universities can foster interdisciplinary collaborations and solutions.

There was a diverse group of participants including faculty, staff, and students representing Colleges and Schools across the UC Davis campus and from our partner institutions:  UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Stanford University. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Keynotes featuring:

Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador Extraordinary of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America and non-reisident Ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina


Dr. Genevieve Maricle, Senior Policy Advisor to US Ambassador US Mission to the UN


The conference and catered lunch are free of charge and limited to 300 participants.  

Event Check-In as well as the hub for the day are located at the 
UC Davis Conference Event Center

Parking is complimentary in the 
Gateway Parking Structure or surface VP Lots 1 and 2. Please check carefully for parking restriction signage. If you have a UC Davis parking permit, please use it. If you do not have a qualifying UC Davis parking permit, please see below for information on how to obtain a complimentary permit for the day. Parking and Map Information

UC offers parking reciprocity to faculty and staff permits from other UC campuses (student permits do not qualify). If you do not have a qualifying permit with you, please pick-up a complimentary parking permit from the attendant located near the entrance of the Gateway Parking Structure on Hilgard Lane.The attendant will be on duty until 9:00 am for late arrivers.  After that, please purchase a permit from one of the machines in the parking structure or lots ($9 -- exact cash, Visa, or MasterCard only).

Transportation and Lodging

Maps and Transportation

Where to Stay

Yolo County Visitor’s Bureau

UC Davis website

City of Davis website


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