What is “sustainable development” in practice and what can we do to implement it? Here we present some innovative projects and initiatives that shed light on topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
In line with SDG N.1, “No Poverty”, the government of Botswana has taken measures to tackle extreme and abject poverty. The Poverty Eradication Programme aims to economically empower individuals and groups to lead a dignified life through sustainable income generation and employment initiatives, capacity building, and funding for small enterprises.
The organization “The Hunger Project” works towards finding a sustainable solution to end hunger and poverty. Their approach is based on three main pillars: empowerment of women as key change agents, communities mobilisation, and effective partnerships with local governments.
Project Hope is an international, non-profit organization that commits to empowering health care workers, building more resilient healthcare systems and achieve health equity. It has created significant impacts in tackling infectious diseases, protecting maternal and children’s Health, and providing reliefs in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Urban planning is historically male-oriented: It is designed by males and for the convenience of male residents. The World Bank calls for incorporating the concept of gender equality in urban planning to construct more gender-sensitive, inclusive modern cities.
Better Work is a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) launched in 2014 to provide decent jobs for workers in the garment industry around the world. The aim of the initiative is to improve workers’ rights and gain a competitive edge for clothing firms.