Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Educating ourselves on the issues addressed by SDGs is the first step towards finding a solution. “Change Begins With Me” Campaign is a collaborative effort between GBRI (an online education provider) and I-believe (a non-profit based out of the U.S) to make a difference in the way we think and act through:1. Education 2. Social Experiments3. Hosting Projects in support of the SDGs4. Inspire others to be the change!The campaign was kick started in August 2016. Currently, we have 3 course videos that talk about UN SDGs. These courses are available to watch on GBRIonline.org, YouTube and I-Believe Websites.

Implementation methodologies

Phase 11. Education is primarily carried/ implemented through online methodologies. GBRI has proven educational methodologies that it has been using for last 7 years. The system will be utilized to create new educational content pertaining to the various issues of interest as identified by the team. GBRI will also utilize social media to engage with 25,000+ fans on facebook, more than 100,000 email subscribers through newsletters, etc.Phase 22. Conduct Social Experiments across India and United States with volunteersPhase 31. Raise funds to execute projects

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

1. Currently the campaign is 100% driven by volunteers. GBRI will work with potential stakeholders to generate funds to reach out to larger audiences.2. List projects under crowdfunding websites3. Contact and work with the U.N to generate revenue through education courses for general public and utilize the funds towards implementing projects that have direct benefit to SDGs

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The initiative will be governed through:1. Weekly Progress Tracking2. Weekly Conference calls between stakeholders3. Preparing action plan4. Implementing action plan5. Measure progress

Partner(s)

GBRIonline.org I-Believe.org
Deliverables
August 2016
Educational Courses on UN SDGs
August 2016
Educational Courses Directly Benefiting Causes
August 2016 - 2030
Implementing Projects through I-believe directly supporting UN SDGs
Jan-December 2017
Social Experiments Directly Benefiting Causes
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 1
1.1 - By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
1.2 - By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
1.4 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
1.5 - By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
Goal 2
2.1 - By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
2.2 - By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
Goal 3
3.1 - By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
3.2 - By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
3.4 - By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
3.5 - Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
3.7 - By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
3.9 - By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
3.a - Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate
Goal 4
4.1 - By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
4.2 - By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
4.3 - By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
4.5 - By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
4.6 - By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
4.7 - By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
4.c - By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States
Goal 5
5.1 - End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
5.2 - Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
5.3 - Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
5.4 - Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate
5.5 - Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
5.b - Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
5.c - Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
Goal 6
6.2 - By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
6.3 - By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
6.4 - By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
Goal 7
7.2 - By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
Goal 8
8.5 - By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
Goal 9
9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
Goal 11
11.1 - By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
Goal 13
13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Goal 14
14.1 - By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Goal 16
16.2 - End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
16.5 - Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
16.9 - By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration
Goal 17
Technology -
17.14 - Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
17.15 - Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
7,000 USD
Other, please specify
GBRI will generate atleast $7,000 a year to benefit this cause
Staff / Technical expertise
Sweat Equity/ Expertise of GBRI and its partners will be continued to be utilized valued @ $25,000 a year
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 May
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Information
Location: New York City,NY, USA
Date of completion: August 2030
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Jeslin Varghese, jvarghese@gbrionline.org

Documents
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