What is SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The 17 Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Youth and SDGs
With 17 Goals and 169 targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and bring prosperity to all human beings over the next 15 years youth are not just beneficiaries of this process – they are essential actors in achieving these Goals. Both young men and women have enormous ability to make change not only for themselves, but also for their societies and the rest of the world. As citizens of the world, youth have the right to learn and participate in implementing the SDGs.
As young leaders of today, it is pivotal that youth are informed and engaged with the global vision for the future. Youth will not only directly experience the outcome of SDGs and plans, but will also be the key driver for their successful implementation. For this reason, it is vital to raise awareness about the 17 SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development among youth, build a platform for discussion, and create the conditions for active engagement.
This Week we are looking at “How Private Sector Can Work with Youth to Achieve the SDGs by 2030”
Guest is Joshua ALADE
Joshua Alade is a TEDx speaker and the Programs Officer of Sahara Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Sahara Group where he manages programs focused on youth extrapreneurship and sustainability projects that will help Nigeria achieve the Agenda 2030.
He is the Community Evangelist of NextGen Africa Initiative, an education organisation that builds the soft skills of disadvantaged young people with emotional intelligence, confidence building and leadership and empowers them with ICT skills.
Project Coordinator of the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, a national coalition of youth led/focus civil society organizations driving accountability and local advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation projects.
Joshua is a graduate of the University of Lagos and a certified Youth Practitioner from the Youth Intervention Program Associates, USA.