Have you heard about the SDGs? I mean Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) also known as the Global Goals are a collection of 17 goals and the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs, a succession of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) took eﬀect from January 2016 after its adoption by the UN General Assembly during the UN Sustainable Summit in September 2015 at New York City, the USA.
These goals are to guide the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy and funding until 2030. The Nigeria government like its counterparts across the globe initiated steps towards achieving these goals. These include the establishment of the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs with the responsibility to develop action plans for attainment of SDG, coordinate projects on SDGs, as well as facilitate collaborative partnership with International and indigenous stakeholders.
Below are the seventeen (17) SDGs:
(1) No Poverty
(2) Zero Hunger
(3) Good Health and Well-being
(4) Quality Education
(5) Gender Equality
(6) Clean Water and Sanitation
(7) Affordable and Clean Energy
(8) Decent Work and Economic Growth
(9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
(10) Reducing Inequality (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities
(12) Responsible Consumption and Production
(13) Climate Action
(14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land
(16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
(17) Partnerships for the Goals.
To help Nigerian youths gain more understanding of all SDGs in the Nigerian context, Emerging Political Leaders under the Emerging African Leaders Program of the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics, Inc. (CSAAE) intensively embarked on an intensive study of all the 17 SDGs from August to October 2018 under the guidance of CSAAE’s Founder, Rev. Fr. Dr Godswill Agbagwa.
The report is available online and can be accessed.