Solutions to Problems Meeting was hosted by Sustainability Steps Association through the cooperation of RB Turkey.

Sustainability Steps Association has been carrying out Solutions to Problems Meetings with UNDP Turkey partnership since 2018. Solutions to Problems Meetings which was brought to life for the purpose of discussing the progress in the sustainability field and to increase collaborations between institutions; was held on Friday, July 19, 2019. The event was hosted by RB Turkey with the participation of their employees and focused on “Gender Equality”.

The event started with the opening speeches by RB Turkey General Manager Selim Akiş and President of Sustainability Steps Association Emrah Kurum. The panel moderated by Doğa Tamer, Secretary General of Sustainability Steps Association. Speakers were Istanbul Bilgi University Lecturer and Social Entrepreneur Assoc. Dr. Itır Erhart, SPOD Psychological Counselor Görkem Aypar and UNDP Turkey Communications Coordinator Faik Uyanık.

Speakers shared their knowledge and experiences on the subjects such as; how to achieve social change on gender equality, the situation in Turkey, good examples, solution proposals, how to make changes in company policies regarding this issue, how the language and gender roles are in advertising and how can it be changed, what are the duties of the business world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

We were at the Informatics and Digital Transformation Workshop organized by Tepebaşı Municipality

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We attended the Informatics and Digital Transformation Workshop where Tepebaşı Municipality brought together academicians, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector and public representatives on June 28, 2019.

President of Sustainability Steps Association, Emrah Kurum performed a presentation titled “Effective Digital Transformation Steps” at the opening of the Workshop. He clarified identifying the problems correctly, associating the identified problems with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how we can use digitalization to produce solutions to the problems and proposal model and inspiring digitization clusters from world on the creation of clusters by bringing together different specialties.

IBM Turkey and Middle East Public Projects Deputy General Manager, İhsan Müderrisoğlu shared his knowledge and experience by “Digitized Public and Its Projects” presentation with participants and Tepebaşı Municipality Information Technologies Manager, Suat Yalnızoğlu gave information about the municipality activites in the field of informatics in his presentation.

We shared the works of our association at #TSGA Open Stage event.

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Sustainability Steps Association President Emrah Kurum shared their projects and activities at the Turkey Social Entrepreneurship Network #TSGA Open Stage event where social entrepreneurs have the opportunity to promote their projects on June 19, 2019.

Social entrepreneurs and NGOs who performed a presentation; Barrier-Free Career which carries out activities to provide equal opportunity on employment and career for disabled people in business world, Sustainability Steps Association which organized projects to make happen the necessary transformations in institutions and society in the field of sustainability, Tolkido which facilitates the language and speech trainings of children with autism with individualizable and voiceable education cards, Kale Group which supports social enterprises at different stages with the Ibrahim Bodur Social Entrepreneurship Awards, Mush4you bringing nature-compatible solutions to daily use products with mushroom-based biomaterials, Istanbul Development Agency which supports social entrepreneurs with projects such as SOGIP and SOGENÇ, Waste-Free House that aims to reconsider our homes according to the zero waste mentality, Wisdome which aims to create an Interactive Sustainability Curriculum intended Sustainable Development Goals by developing cooperation with teachers, Blindlook which aims to facilitate the access of visually impaired individuals to social entertainment and interaction areas. The participants had the opportunity to meet and have conversations after the presentations.