What are Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked SDGs that were voted on by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. They serve as a roadmap on how to achieve a “better and more sustainable future” by 2030. Given their interconnectedness, it is impossible to foresee achieving any and all of the SDGs without addressing the relationship between each one.
This is why Data For Good has decided to show how projects also contribute to specific Missions.
Why is stakeholder engagement so important?
Stakeholder engagement is the process used by an organization to engage the relevant person or group that has interests at stake. Stakeholder engagement is also the heart of SDG 17 – “Partnership for the goals”. By creating a platform which stimulates the necessary global stakeholder engagement, we hope to actively contribute to the success of SDG 17.
Our platform has been conceived to help efficiently coordinate mobilization, as we view stakeholder engagement as a precondition to achieving the 17 SDGs. We have designed our own stakeholder engagement model which describes how each stakeholder – civilians, governments/public sector, private sector and researchers/experts – can get involved, but more importantly, collaborate with each other on Projects. This creates the perfect ecosystem for change.