The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked objectives designed to serve as a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”

The following Goals are currently the most relevant to our work.

Goal 1: No poverty

SDG 1 is to: ``End poverty in all its forms everywhere``

The rural poverty rate stands at 17.2 % and 5.3 % in urban areas (2016). Despite progress, 10% of the world’s population live in poverty and struggle to meet basic needs such as health, education, and access to water and sanitation.

This affects all our partner NGOs, and the situation is exacerbated for CAMAAY in Cameroon as their region is greatly affected by ongoing conflict.

Our projects address targets related to a “means of achieving” SDG 1, for example the mobilization of resources to end poverty by supporting education, training and livelihoods

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

SDG 3 is to: ``Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages``.

Some of our partner NGOs major on reducing child and maternal mortality, for example HAGMA in Uganda or improved sanitation in schools, leading to increased girl school attendance – Health and Water Foundation or developing a digitally-accessed health service – CAMAAY.

During recent years all of the projects we’ve worked on have included Covid prevention measures.

Goal 4: Quality education

SDG 4 is to: ``Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all``.

We partner with NGOs who are improving access for vulnerable people to affordable technical, vocational and higher education, leading to an increased number of people with skills that can lead to more sustainable futures. Currently we are working on seeking funds for a youth entrepreneurship project for Health and Water Foundation.

Goal 5: Gender equality

SDG 5 is to: ``Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls``

The aim to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls is built into all of our projects.

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

SDG 6 is to: ``Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all``

Some of our work with Health and Water Foundation is specifically about improved sanitation in schools, leading to increased attendance at school by girls.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8 is to: ``Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all``

Improving livelihoods and thus economic growth is a feature of our current projects, for example, a youth entrepreneurship project for Health and Water Foundation and a mushroom growing co-operative enterprise, which is being developed by ZimConserve.

Goal 10: Reduced inequality

SDG 10 is to: ``Reduce income inequality within and among countries``

A lot needs to be done to reduce multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, including those based on gender, sex,  religion and ethnicity.

The aim to reduce inequality in all its forms is integral to all of our projects.

Goal 13: Climate action

SDG 13 is to: ``Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy``

We are aware that the impact of climate change not only impacts national economies, but also lives and livelihoods, especially those living in vulnerable conditions.

Therefore, we ensure that these issues are addressed in our funding applications on behalf of all our partners NGOs.

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16 is to: ``Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels``

This includes working to reducing violent crimesex traffickingforced labour, and child abuse.

We have worked on projects that promote peace and reconciliation between competing interests, for example for CAMAAY.


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