Description/achievement of initiative
Objectif 2030 aims at facilitating concrete progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It seeks to address the need for comprehensive information on sustainable development and to support innovative actions and solutions that combine social inclusion, economic growth and nature protection.
The Initiative has three components :
- A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), animated by the Senghor University of Alexandria and aimed at facilitating the understanding sustainable development issues along with the operationalization of citizen solutions supporting sustainable development. At the end of the course, students have acquired the practical tools making them fit for undertaking and generating sustainable development projects. At least one training session is organized each year.
- A technical and financial participatory support tool, which aims at presenting initiatives dedicated to sustainable development and creating solution-based communities around them. The users of the platform can furthermore collaborate in several ways: financial donations, mobilization of resources volunteering, and sharing information as well as good practices.
- A communication space diffusing case studies and audiovisual contents showing progress of participatory projects and thus contributing to capacity-building and replication
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
One of the main components of the initiative is the online training of thousands of peoples. Six educational modules on sustainable development issues and actions have been developed and are continuously delivered. Furthermore, all implemented projects are capitalized on the basis of practical guides, case studies and audio-visual contents, in order to develop capacity building and experience sharing as well as the scaling of frugal innovations supported by the Objectif 2030 initiative.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The Institut de la Francophonie pour le dveloppement durable (IFDD) is a subsidiary body of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in charge of the implementation of programmes and initiatives related to sustainable development. The institute has a great level of autonomy in terms of management and is administrated by an international and regional balance board. The board is working to identify emerging issues, trends and priorities, review activity reports, lay down additional guidelines within the current budgetary constraints -, propose strategies and tools for implementing programmes and contribute to the follow-up and review of programme implementation. The Senghor University of Alexandria, partner of the Objectif 2030 initiative, is in charge of coordinating all pedagogical aspects.
Institut de la Francophonie pour le Developpement Durable, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Universite Senghor d'Alexandrie