UP providing support for South Africa's SDG reporting

This article was written by the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and originally appeared on the University of Pretoria's EMS News Board

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pretoria is supporting the South African government in their reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to form partnerships to end pov…

Eminent experts deliver public lectures on SDG 16

This article was written by the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and originally appeared on the University of Pretoria’s EMS News Board.

Prof Christof Heyns and Prof Rachel Jewkes recently delivered public lectures on themes covered by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which focuses on promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The public lectures were organised by the …

Regional Climate Weeks to Build Momentum Towards UN Climate Summit

This article was written by Elena Kosolapova and originally appeared on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.   For the second year in a row, the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP) will convene three Regional Climate Weeks over the course of 2019: Africa Climate Week; Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week; and Asia-Pacific Climate Week. The events will “serve as critical stepping stones” to UN Secretar…

Plastic boat setting sail to raise awareness on plastic pollution

This article was written by Catherine Benson Wahlen and originally appeared on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. The "Flipflopi" Project has produced the world’s first traditional dhow boat built entirely of ten tonnes of plastic trash collected from Kenya’s beaches and towns. The boat aims to raise awareness on marine plastic pollution and highlight the impact of plastic on marine ecosystems…

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2018 released

The OECD recently released their most recent development co-operation report. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría prefaces the report as follows:

We cannot claim to be on track to leave no one behind, when women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by the risk of poverty: 330 million women and girls live on less than USD 1.90 a day, which is 4.4 million more than men. We cannot cla…

Implementing the SDGs in South Africa

Earlier this year, the South African SDG Hub launched the publication Implementing the SDGs in South Africa: Challenges and opportunities. The digital version of the publication can be downloaded here. In this publication, contributors from government, academia and development partners reflect on the effective implementation of the SDGs in South Africa. The publication also contains some of the m…

Publication on SDG follow-up and review released

Partners for Review recently launched their newest publication, titled Emerging Practices in National SDG Review: Tracking Progress Together. Partners for Review is a transnational multi-stakeholder network for government representatives and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector and academia involved in the national review and monitoring process towards achieving the Sustainable Dev…

SDG News Wrap Up: 26 October 2018

An anatomy of public corruption: Is there a fault in our analysis? Corruption in South Africa is corroding schools, municipalities, state-owned enterprises and the health sector. This story line continues weekly with revelations of political leaders being implicated in mismanagement of resources, the looting of public assets and maladministration for self-interest and greed. Corruption is now a n…

SDG News Wrap Up: 5 October 2018

Innovations in Technology and Finance will Help Fund the SDGs Leaders from government and finance convened at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018 in New York on 25 September. They agreed that new technologies and financing mechanisms can help close funding gaps and achieve the SDGs through a reduction in risks and transparency. UN-GGIM: Africa: SDGs demand new da…

Funding opportunity: SA-Japan SDG research

Overview

Based on the needs of developing countries, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of future utilization of research outcomes. Implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA), the aim of the Programme is to acqui…