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Alice-Mary Higgins is a Senator in Ireland with a strong commitment to equality, human rights and the environment. She launched the Oireachtas All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ireland as part of the launch of Parliamentarians for the Global Goals (PfGG) at the United Nations General Assembly in 2020.

Senator Higgins was invited to our consortium partner Irish Development Education Association’s Political Leadership for Sustainable Development training to give a talk to local councillors about her experience working on the SDGs. The Irish local councillors who attended the training found her talk very informative and inspiring, which led to Bridge 47 creating a podcast with her.

In this podcast, she talks about why the SDGs matter to local politicians and why local politicians matter to the SDGs; how politicians can implement the SDGs in their work; and how CSOs and political decision makers can better collaborate to advance the mission of the SDGs.

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You can find the podcast here. We hope you enjoy listening!

If you are interested in learning more about the Political Leadership for Sustainable Development training programme, click here.

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