Description/achievement of initiative
The Sustainable Development Initiatives (SDI Projects) was formed at HillCity College, Ghana to assist students/ trainees in discovering, developing and executing sustainable development projects in identified areas. The core objective of these projects is to help integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in models of development and entrepreneurship project works and research by students/ trainees in the Institution.
The initiative is carried out through research, innovative learning and modelling of prototypes. For projects that are beyond the implementation of the team, proposals and research reports is intended to be submitted to the relevant body for implementation. An incubator and a project secretariat has been developed for assisting students and for technical support.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Capacity building programmes have commenced. Research methodology training as well as Social Impact Assessment Research have commenced. The Initiative intends partnering other development agencies for technological training and assistance.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The initiative is keenly supervised by the teaching and research staff of the College. Students have been grouped into identified thematic areas. In each group three people are given leadership roles on merit basis forming the steering committee of each project. They have also been attached to a staff whose research and industry practice falls in the related field. The team reports to the Coordinator of SDI Projects at HillCity College who also reports to the Director, HillCity Institute of International and Global Affairs.
HillCity College/ HillCity Institute for International and Global Affairs