Project Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Kyle Wiebe is a Project Officer with the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), tasked with developing and managing community indicator systems to inform policy and practise and localize the SDGs in order to derive community based solutions.
An urban planner by training, Kyle seeks to operationalize complex urban issues and datasets into communicable opportunities. His past experience includes assessing the administration of geo-spatial addresses to informal settlements in Nairobi with UN Habitat, working with street food vendors to increase low-income consumers’ nutritional security in India, developing a Cycling Network Strategic Plan in Quebec City and contributing to and leading numerous research projects on food security and homelessness in Winnipeg.
Kyle hopes to bring his experience in localizing the SDGs and experience developing indicators to the Summit. “If the SDGs are going to be meaningfully achieved, interventions need to be made at the local level,” says Kyle. “However, we cannot expect communities to manage what they cannot measure. For this reason we need to work alongside communities to teach them how to use and interpret data available to them.” In the winter, Kyle can be found snowboarding or cross-country skiing.