Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

For more information visit: cornerstones for poverty alleviation official website

Implementation methodologies

The Online Global Platform for Poverty Alleviation, ""Cornerstones for Poverty Alleviation"", will be the biggest public catalog ever created to share information about poverty alleviation projects from higher education institutions. The Platform will become the reference point for research and knowledge on poverty alleviation among research centers, higher education centers and business schools, strengthening synergies and talent exchange. "Cornerstones for Poverty Alleviation" will serve as a source of information to create synergies through a Researchers' directory, the talent exchange, publications, and events calendar. It will provide research guidelines and documentation and spread and communicate projects to improve the results in the field. The University Network is formed by 140 Universities from 52 countries

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Helsinki Espana University Network
The Online Global Platform for Poverty Alleviation,
Universities for Poverty Alleviation (UPA), an online global platform for poverty alleviation
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
Progress reports
  • 2015 (26 April 2016)
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Ana Nieto,

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