Making meaningful progress towards achieving the SDGs and adapting to climate change will require increased trust and cohesion between sectors; stronger partnerships between civil society and public and private organisations; and informed and engaged citizens active in their communities.

Cultivate’s CONVERGENCE programme of events in 2019 will facilitate increased cooperation and stronger relationships between different sectors and stakeholders. Researchers, community practitioners, farmers, educators, facilitators, local authority and government department representatives and development agencies will be invited to participate. 

CONVERGENCE DIALOGUES 31st May to 7th June 2019  –Invite only conversations coinciding with the European Week for Sustainable Development. 

GLOBAL GOALS at GLOBAL GREEN: 30th August – 1st September 2019 – A Convergence programme of activities in the sustainability area of the Electric Picnic 

CONVERGENCE ROAD SHOW September/ October 2019 Workshops, town hall meetings and an SDG installation in regional centres across Ireland

Cultivate are seeking support and partners to deliver a programme of civic engagement events held around the country, as well as an enhanced offering at the Electric Picnic. To discuss support, sponsorships or partnerships call Davie Philip on 0505 560561 or email

CULTIVATE BACKGROUND: Sustainable Ireland Cooperative Society (t/a Cultivate) are one of the pioneers of the sustainability sector in Ireland. We have been advocating and supporting sustainable communities for almost 20 years and offer a rich selection of programmes that ensure greater awareness, capacity and recognition for community-led initiatives focused on climate and resilience.

CONVERGENCE BACKGROUND: Since its beginning in 2000 the Convergence Festival has brought people and ideas together and featured some of the most inspiring sustainability thinkers and doers both from Ireland and abroad. The first Convergence Sustainable Living Festival in Dublin’s Temple Bar Cultural Quarter in 2000 Included talks, workshops and networking for people, communities and organisations interested in the potential of sustainable communities and green livelihoods. We continue to run Convergence, now the longest running annual series of events on sustainability in Ireland, bringing together leading edge ideas, thinkers and themes. The 2019 Convergence will bring key people and sectors together to explore a collaborative and participatory approach to climate action (SDG 13) and partnerships (SDG 17), and will facilitate increased cooperation and stronger relationships between different sectors and stakeholders.

1 Comment

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