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Friday, 29 January 2016

SDGsACT AFRICA

SDGsACT is an acronym for Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Campaign Tour. SDGsACT is designed as a 17- month dissemination programme that will create awareness for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. This will be done by taking meaningful, useful information on SDGs to all the strata and the spectrum of the society ; to educate people in Urban and  Rural communities on the activities of the SDGs, its importance, how they can be integrated and participate in the overall programmes of SDGs.
SDGsACT is also as a result of the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development (SDGs) which will be effective for another 15 years.  SDGsAct will carry out its activities using all the available means of communications; personal contacts, seminars and meetings, social media engagements, both online and offline. This will also include publications and advertising on pages of magazines, dailies etc.
Recall that, United Nations launched what is called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which was effective for 15 years (2000-2015) with 8 goals to be achieved.  MDGs were mentioned everywhere. Outside systems, they were discussed almost never and surveys had it that they were not widely known.
For many, who knew, disbelieved the accomplishments of these goals. The MDGs failure is given to the fact that everyone assumed it to be a primary responsibility of the UN. In attempt to correct the misconception, the SDGsAct aims at educating all, demystifying the importance of accepting these goals as the responsibility of all and not the UN, by involving the youths in Nigeria to take part in the great movement for change and development.
Being a non-profit, non-governmental and non- political initiative, SDGsAct aims at transmitting rich and informative values and targets of SDGs to all and sundry, executing projects according to the 17 SDGs and at large, engaging youths in African countries to follow suit.
In the word of Archbishop Desmond Tutu "Each one of us can make a contribution....., each one of us can do our little bit where we are. Those little bits can come together and almost overwhelm the world".
Our Vision: To help imprint SDGs into the heart of every Africans by the means of educating them; which will make them to discover the SDG(s) that suit their innate potentials for effective realization/support of  Vision 2030.
Our Mission: To help get 1 MILLION YOUTHS to SIGN, SUPPORT AND PARTAKE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGs.

Motto: TAKING SDGs to EVERYONE.

1 comment:

  1. together we will make it. Lets be hands on guys on the SDGs.

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