17 brings together experts in sustainable development, storytelling, filmmaking, and digital media to capture the significance of the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspire sustainable action by highlighting the voices and actions of public- and private-sector leaders who are taking direct action on the SDGs.
17Goals is the joint creation of a global network of sustainability organizations, experts, and enthusiasts determined to make it easy for people and organizations of all kinds to actively engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our mission is to help make it possible for everyone, everywhere, to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and access the tools and inspiration they need to take action. We bring a whole-systems perspective to the challenge of achieving the SDGs. We particularly want to help schools, universities, companies, and communities make these 17 goals part of their “standard operating procedure.”
Uvinza FM Community Radio is committed to all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) but most especially to SDG1 –end poverty in all its forms, everywhere– as we believe for a developing country like ours, poverty in all its forms is the source of poor education, poor health, inequality and environmental degradation.
The Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) founded by the United Nations’ Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Taskforce. GESCI provides leadership capacity building for the advancement of knowledge in society, as well as strategic advice to relevant ministries in developing countries on the effective use of ICTs, education and science technology innovation (STI) for inclusive knowledge society development.In partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and others, GESCI has developed the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) capacity building programme and is working to implement it across 16 Anglophone and...[more]
AIM2Flourish celebrates and catalyzes business innovation as part of a global learning challenge. We inspire the next generation of business leaders by discovering new ways of doing business that are both profitable and progressive: Business as an Agent of World Benefit. AIM2Flourish.com is the world’s first student-driven global learning platform, showcasing business innovations that uplift humanity. Business students around the world are using Appreciative Inquiry (strength-based interviews) and the UN’s new Global Goals for Sustainable Development to search out and report on world-changing innovations. The inaugural AIM2Flourish recognition celebration is in June 2017.
The project’s ultimate goal is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population of 3-4 tribal communities in the hills of Tripura, India, by developing sustainable agriculture production systems.
Education is a pillar to the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Association of Environmental Education for Future Generations (AEEFG) aim to use the teaching of life sciences, environment, and geology to raise students’ awareness and understanding of the SDGs.
Bafut Ecovillage accelerates local climate action through implementation of ecovillage design education for sustainable development, using permaculture the African way. The project is designed under the auspices of the Global Ecovillage Network, GENAfrica, and International Permaculture Convergence, to promote sustainable lifestyles and education in Africa, and promote networking and sharing of information of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) between operators of African ecovillages and experts on climate change in local councils.
The Bridge Initiative envisions a world where all youth are active participants of the social and economic development through relevant education and decent work. To achieve this, we will focus on Sub-Saharan African countries, starting with the Democratic Republic of Congo, by conducting research projects on the skills, education and opportunity gaps dividing youth from the job market. Evidence-based interventions will then be implemented in the form of training and education opportunities, skills development on workplace behaviors and entrepreneurship, and volunteer and internships placements with partner organizations in order to increase youth employability.
Cap-Net UNDP is an international global network with a mission to strengthen capacity development in sustainable water management at local level. A global programme under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), its objective is to support capacity development in a growing process of water sector reforms towards the sustainable management of water in the broad context of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
The United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) is the UN training arm for social and economic development, environmental services and multilateral diplomacy. UNITAR’s mission is to develop capacities to enhance global decision-making and support country level action for shaping a better future. UNITAR and its affiliated global network of International Training Centres for Local Actors (CIFAL) organise around 400 training activities yearly reaching out to some 25,000 beneficiaries.The Global Network of International Training Centres for Local Actors (CIFAL) are hubs for capacity building and knowledge sharing between government authorities, international organisations, the pri...[more]
The proportion of able bodied older persons is ever increasing in the population. Most of this increase is happening in rural areas with high incidence of poverty. None of the government and civil society organizations that worked for MDGs have mechanisms to include 60+ population as the means or targets for achieving MDGs. SDGs have tried to correct this shortcoming of MDGs, to some extent. Therefore, Ageing Nepal will work with its partner organizations to develop government and civil society organizations, and the mechanism for including 60+ population both as means and targets for attaining SDGs first two goals.
VAAGDHARA will create and nurture vibrant partnerships with community institutions working on behalf of the poor in tribal regions of western India, with the aim of inculcating appropriate scientific and indigenous technology and knowledge to achieve sustainable livelihoods and realization of true childhood for their children.
Food for All - West Africa Bank is a food recovery initiative created by Chefs for Change Ghana Foundation to create sustainable means of nutrition for the mentally challenged, the elderly, street kids, and other vulnerable groups across West Africa. Our vision is to build food banks that recover and redistribute food to the vulnerable throughout West Africa.
Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been a site of international conflicts. The region is mostly mountainous and arid, rich in natural resources, predominantly livestock like sheep, goats, cattle, buffaloes, and poultry. The total value of livestock heads is Rs.1.09 trillion (US $10 billion). However, the huge resource base can neither provide good economic return to the producers, nor quality food to the consumers. These holdings threaten public health safety. Dairy Science Park has emerged at the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, engaging youth in productive economic activities. Medium sized units are networked with services providers, marke...[more]
INP-ENSIACET decided to engage environmental initiatives such as ISO 14001. This approach aims to develop a Sustainable Development Policy and to gradually establish good practices to reduce the impact on the environment, particularly around greenhouse gas emissions. Both students and academics are involved in this project. Indeed, the culture of safety and respect for the environment are integral parts of the training delivered to the engineering students.
The Early Childhood Development Online Community holds more than 2,300 documents on early childhood development organized in 35 thematic folders available for anyone to read.
The goal of this initiative is to have the regional legislative arm of the most developed state in Brazil to align its process with the environmental guidelines laid out by the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). The value proposition of our Front is to provide the strategic relationship capital to engage key stakeholders in supporting the SDGs in the state São Paulo.
The Ghana Climate Care Project aims to educate, advocate, and offer practical adaptation activities in climate-affected communities in the Accra-Ada area. The ultimate goal of this commitment is to stem the tide of climate change by bringing stakeholders under one umbrella so as to deepen collective efforts and contribute to effective awareness creation.
Schools Without Borders mission is to empower girls in marginalized communities affected by trauma through educational support at various ecological levels (crime, poverty, health disparities). The GIRLS! Project promotes healing through educational support. The project utilizes a public health approach to reduce social determinants of health that often accompany trauma. New printed and Braille books that meet common core standards and writing workshops are provided to girls in urban and rural communities. The project is inclusive of hearing impaired, visually impaired, and girls orphaned by Ebola.
Despite the urgent need for investments in education and their clear returns, progress on education has stalled in recent years. The cost of leaving millions of children and young people on the margins of society is far greater than the funds required to jump-start efforts to reach international goals for education, which had shown considerable promise. The Education First initiative aims to give a “big push” to the global movement for education - by 2015 and beyond.
The Global Forum Against Caste-based Discrimination is an international organization established for advocating against all forms of discrimination globally. More than 360 million people are facing caste based discrimination in South Asia and other part of the world. The forum provides solidarity to the anti-caste based discrimination movement worldwide.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is accessible and usable to end extreme poverty, address climate change and pave a road to dignity for all...[more]
In 2015, world leaders made a commitment to end all forms of violence against children by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This moment presents an historic opportunity to unite the world behind a global, national and local movement to protect the world’s most precious asset – its children. The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated fund were created to help achieve this ambitious undertaking – in every country, every community and every family.
The Global Slavery Index uses quantitative methods to provide a measure of the prevalence of slavery in 167 countries, and places these figures in the context of what governments are doing to tackle it. The annual Index, informed by the most extensive survey research ever conducted on slavery, is critical in directing efforts to eradicate slavery and understanding the contextual factors that make people vulnerable to modern slavery.The Global Slavery Index is tool for citizens, non-government organisations (NGOs), businesses, and public officials to understand the size of the problem, existing responses, and contributing factors, so they can build sound policies that will end modern slavery....[more]
The Wildlife Conservation Society launched the Ibis Rice initiative in 2009 to promote and market wildlife-friendly rice grown in the communities located in areas in the northern plains of Cambodia protected for their biodiversity value. Ibis Rice links wildlife conservation to improving livelihoods of villagers whose opportunities are limited by the constraints of living in a remote area with little opportunity to expand their farms and limited market access.
The Legislators’ Forum for the Sustainable Development Goals (LF - SDGs) is a partnership of national and local parliamentarians who, with the support of other actors, will work together to promote and support India’s national and local governments’ efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals.
This is a startup initiative dealing with proven technological advancements in sustainable agriculture, for adoption into local communities worldwide. It focuses on renewable, low energy input / high output systems, resilient to the effects of severe weather, pests, grid failure and nuclear fallout. It will result in local food safety and security, water quality improvement and conservation, zero toxic waste output, and high quality, nutrient dense fresh fruits and vegetables. This initiative also proposes to provide, education on symbiotic relationships, research opportunities, employment, and education on the importance of biodiversity, ecology, sustainability, and connection to the ear...[more]
The establishment of a Mediterranean Water Knowledge Platform is a prerequisite to the development of sustainable policies for integrated water resources management and climate change adaptation. It aims to provide a common basis for the development of national water information systems in four pilot countries, and to deliver an assessment of water resources management and use (i.e., drafting of a white paper) by collecting and exploiting data of these systems. It will allow for an evaluation of best practices, joint management of transboundary resources, and follow-up on regional or sub-regional projects and policies in the Mediterranean region, on a voluntary basis.
Millennium Kids has empowered young people to plan and implement projects that care for the environment since 1996. In partnership with schools, local communities, parents, and local authorities, projects include environmental audits, remediation, action conferences, hands-on sustainability education, futures thinking and outreach into South Africa, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The Campaign for 2016/2017 is '1000 Actions for the Planet'. Children, schools and youth have committed to achieving 1000 Actions towards the SDGs. The Campaign was launched during the MK20 Unconference in Perth and Fremantle, Australia, in October 2016.
FRAmericas proposes to:(i) develop baseline data for selected target indicator (see scope, below)(ii) construct a database to collect, verify and register activities undertaken by governmental and non-governmental organizations world-wide that respond to the selected target indicators(iii) create an open platform to which registered organizations can access and contribute their inputs to the monitoring process(iv) report periodically on tendencies, progress and perceived obstacles to the attainment of the targets selected
Though the 2030 Agenda acknowledges that civil society organisations have a big role to play in ‘Transforming Our World’, it is not clear how civil society organisations can support the implementation, monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals. While government has the mandate of the day to govern its citizens and ensure that their needs are taken care of, civil society and non-governmental organizations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, following new initiatives, and holding governments accountable. They can be active actors in promoting democratic and market-oriented reforms based on shared values including but not limited to respect for...[more]
The Nicaraguan Network of Community Commerce is a national network composed of 62 organizations that include cooperatives, rural women and female entrepreneur networks, consumer networks, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to agriculture and crafts activities. It works to create political and economic lobbying opportunities that will encourage the adoption of laws and alternative commercialization channels into public policy. The network also coordinates efforts in 18 farmers’ markets where more than 500 women currently sell their own products directly to the public. RENICC es una red de cobertura nacional, integrada por 62 organizaciones entre cooperativas, redes de mujeres...[more]
The Our Oceans Challenge (OOC) partner network consists of influential companies committed to generating innovative business models that promote clean and healthy oceans, not only by providing financial support but by sharing expertise and know-how with entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The purpose of this “Paris Pact” is to provide recommendations of actions that should be undertaken without delay at the most relevant scale for water management adaptation to climate change – i.e., the basins of lakes, rivers, and aquifers. The Pact also calls for actions of basin organizations and other relevant institutions (e.g., governments, international organizations, donors, local authorities, civil society and companies). Such actions will contribute to reach target 6.4 to 6.b of the SDGs.
The Predio Experimental de la Agroforestería Andina - MOLLESNEJTA is a 16 ha farm where Joachim Stadler and Noemi Stadler-Kaulich aim to demonstrate how it is possible to restore degraded soil and carry out agricultural activities in harmony with nature in the semiarid Andean valley of Cochabamba, Bolivia. To carry this out, they have been experimenting with 35 different consortiums of agroforestry systems since 2000. The research station offers students of Bolivia and the world the possibility of learning by doing as well as to carry out scientific research. The results are disseminated by agroforestry projects in the region.
Producing green products and reducing waste by reusing and upcycling industrial waste discarded by the large, export-oriented, ready-make garments industries in and around Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
The ultimate goal of our partnership is to reduce all forms of discrimination in India, especially of minorities and Dalits, who are the worse effected by discriminatory policies and attitude of policy makers.
The goal of the initiative is to strengthen capacities of citizen groups and government to work together in order to enhance quality of public services delivered to citizens. It seeks to give voice to the needs and concerns of all citizens on the delivery and quality of public services. Africa Youth Movement will facilitate the implementation, guidance and supervision by a steering committee formed of representatives of citizens, government, and civil society. AYM will be responsible for the coordination and provision of capacity development, training, technical guidance and support to partners to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the initiative.
CEMDES believes companies can help with the fulfillment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by going about their business but with a larger and human vision - it is preferable to sell health that a bunch of soaps, for example. The time has come to crystallize the SDGs into business’ growth strategies. CEMDES will help this change of patterns and also give some ideas and methodologies.
The ReadABookNigeria Initiative is dedicated to achieving the future of Nigeria we want through focused and concrete educational actions at the local and international levels. Specifically, ReadABookNigeria is working to:1. Increase by 70 the number of youths with relevant skills, especially for entrepreneurship, % by 20502. Ensure all youth achieve literacy and acquire skills needed to promote sustainable development and lifestyles3. Promote a culture of peace and non-violence, and the appreciation of cultural diversity and culture's contribution to sustainable development
"Securing Health through Safe Treatment and Other Initiatives" (SHOSTI) aims to serve poor and marginalized people in Bangladesh with quality services at low and affordable prices. SHOSTI clinics are considered the primary service providing centers for basic and necessary medical services, positively changing the socioeconomic status of the communities where they operate.
Shilpa Sayura develops and provides an e learning system with digital content for learning national curriculum at rural Telecentres in Sri Lanka to help youth and children whose education is hampered by lack of teachers, books and education resources and poverty. Since 2005 the project has helped reducing early school drop-offs, improving examination results, and employment opportunities by youth.
Solar Empowered Schools is an initiative that uses sustainable energy to improve academic performance in primary and secondary rural schools in Africa by providing them with solar lanterns so that students who lack access to electricity can extend their study time.
Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) is a multi-stakeholder coalition among public sector, private sector, and civil society actors that aims to provide leadership and resources for catalytic action to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work. The S4YE coalition was founded, in partnership, by Accenture, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Youth Foundation (IYF), Plan International, RAND Corporation, the World Bank, and Youth Business International (YBI). The mission of S4YE is to provide leadership and catalytic action and mobilize efforts to significantly increase the number of young people engaged in productive work by 2030.
Public engagement process via digital platform will be used to enhance knowledge, involvement, and action regarding topics related to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Futureye is open and engaging with any group that wants to deepen awareness of sustainable development goals and motivate community action or better policy decisions. The platform www.wikicurve.org is now up and partnerships are being sought to use it at a community level.
The sustainability literacy test (SULITEST) is an online multiple choice question assessment. It assesses, in 30 minutes, the minimum level of knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility, applicable all over the world, in any kind of higher education institution (HEI), in any country, for students from any kind of tertiary-level course (bachelors, masters, MBAs, PhD).
Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) is a non-governmental organisation that aims to improve the quality of life in rural areas by working with rural community groups to unveil and support the potentials and opportunities amidst them. Our integrated system of poverty eradication includes Agriculture and Environment, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Youth in Action, Community Health and Education support.
In order to ensure a successful, transformative, and universal outcome for the United Nations’ Post-2015 Agenda, global communications are necessary to inspire and mobilize worldwide action. Working with a wide range of media companies that made commitments to PVBLIC’s vision, to contributing to the implementation of the SDGs through the Most Important Campaign, Media for Social Impact, and a variety of other initiatives. PVBLIC is now actively working with its partners to develop a campaign on how to reach, engage, and compel the globe to take action over the next 15 years.
CIFAL Scotland and Young Scot are launching an online call for young people in Scotland to engage with the Sustainable Developing Goals (SDGs). Young Scot is a citizenship and information service for young people between the ages of 16 and 25. As part of the Young Scot scheme, young people can complete activities to gain points. The points can be put towards rewards, which range from experiences to gifts.
The Eco-Schools and Tanam 100000 Bibit! are one of the IGAF Eco-projects which proposed to tackle climate change and to advance environmental awareness of children, youths and local communities. The project comprises two pivotal agenda, Eco-Schools and Tanaman 10000 Bibit!, which will be held at Jepara and Bogor Regency, Indonesia. Environmental educations notably about climate change will be given to children early whereas the action will be in form of planting 100000 tropical tree seedlings. Targeted participants of the project are about more than 500 participants with monthly project executed. Kindly refer this Fanpage for the detail: https://www.facebook.com/IndonesianGreenActionForum.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nigeria has stated that about 80 million Nigerians, representing 79 per cent of the population, are living in slums. The growth of informal settlements around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has largely been as a result of inadequate and non-affordable housing for all classes of the citizenry. The challenge of securing land tenure for the teeming populace, the high cost of building materials, inaccessible mortgage mechanisms for the poor as well as the high rents of urban accommodation has been responsible for many of the city’s suburban slums. This partnership aims to support the development of human settlements around Abuja...[more]
WHPCA works to promote the implementation of the World Health Assembly resolution A67.19, “Strengthening of palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course”. We believe that no one with life-limiting conditions, such as cancer, HIV, or organ failure should live and die with unnecessary pain and distress. We work with our members, governments and global partners to ensure availability and accessibility of quality palliative care for the most vulnerable adults and children.
The Youth Philanthropy Forum on SDGs aims to build greater capacity and create a better environment for youth philanthropic organizations to support the implementation of the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs). It will connect youth philanthropy to the United Nations' SDGs to see how youth are making change towards these big goals. It will create an opportunity for the youth to learn and make connections with international leaders by building strong partnerships between youth philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, and businesses
“Youth Voice” Regional Campaign aimed to ensure a broad consultation and coordination with the youth constituencies in the region and to collect youth views, experiences and expectations related to the post-2015 development framework. Since 2014, the campaign fostered a strategic alliance of almost 80 organizations from 23 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia who engaged in communication and advocacy activities highlighting youth priorities for the development agenda, at national, regional and international levels.