SDG online Training of Trainers coming up in October
Training of facilitators on SDG assessments for churches and related actors

The training focuses on the active involvement of churches and their related organizations in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The aim is to create a group of facilitators who have the knowledge and skills to conduct SDG trainings, assessments and planning processes for church-related actors both in Finland and other parts of the world. The whole training is held online on October 21st -23rd.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Getting to know the UN Agenda 2030 and LWF’s Waking the Giant initiative
  • Theological reflection on SDGs – why churches and SDGs?
  • Understanding specific SDGs more in-depth
  • How to use the SDG Self-assessment tool
  • Next steps: What to do with the results?

The training is invitation only but some parts are free and open also for non-registered participants. More information: 


Waking the Giant webinars
Join the Waking the Giant webinars

Waking the Giant Webinars will bring together implementers, partners and newcomers to share updates and ideas on the initiative and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Webinars will be offered between June to December 2020 and they are open to anyone interested in the topics.

There will be four webinar sessions in 2020 covering updates from the target countries as well as the Waking the Giant global activities. Every webinar has also a special focus on one of the following topics:
SDG 5 - Gender equality, SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, SDG 13 - Climate action and Theological reflection on churches' involvment with the SDGs. 


The first Webinar on SDG5  - Gender equality took place on June 10th. You are welcome to join the next webinar on September 15th on SDG16.

If you would like to join the webinars, kindly send a mail to and we will send you a link.

The previous webinar recordings as well as the power points related to the webinars can be found from the resources.



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SDG Toolbox
Resources on SDGs for church-based actors

The SDG Toolbox, available on the Waking the Giant website, provides churches and church-related actors with information and training material on the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. At the moment, the Toolbox includes a general theological introduction to the SDGs and specific modules on SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). For those modules, there is also a SDG Self-Assessment tool (available both in a web-based version and as PDF questionnaires for download) that enables church-based actors to easily comprehend the link between their ongoing activities and specific Goals, and Targets of the Agenda 2030.

Explore the SDG Toolbox
Social Media Campaign

#ChurchesforSDGs is a social media campaign, initiated by Waking the Giant, through which people of faith express their commitment to the Agenda 2030.

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