SDGs: MPA supports UN Youth Ghana to host the biggest youth event in Ghana

Ghana SDG News-The Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) is supporting the UN Youth Ghana to hold the biggest youth event Ghana has ever seen.

This time around, it will not be purely for entertainment purposes but rather to create awareness on the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Country Director for MPA; Chief Nat Ebo Nsarko tells Bernard Buachi of his outfit has been engaging various youth groups across the country including student unions, religious associations, kayayes, tribal associations etc. towards the success of this event.

Chief Nat. who is also Chief Advisor on Global Affairs on SDG for the UN Youth Ghana team explains that in order to be successful with the attainment of the SDGs, people need to understand them and internalize them on their own level. He said MPA as part of efforts towards creating awareness among the youth about the SDGs has institutionalized the Green Ghana Lecture Series and Inter-tertiary Debate Competition in partnership with Kuapa Kokoo.

He says MPA is targeting the youth because they are the engines that will drive Ghana’s success story as far as the SDGs are concerned.

“The future is for the youth and so we must involve them at every level of this journey”, he said.

The Programme scheduled for 5th-7th October, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre is under the theme; “Mobilizing and Uniting Ghanaian Youth in active Participation towards Achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development”.

What are SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015. These goals are also referred to as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The goals are broad with each having a separate list of targets to achieve. Achieving all 169 targets would indicate an accomplishment of all 17 goals. The SDGs cover social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or 2030 Agenda were developed to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which ended in 2015. Unlike the MDGs, the SDG framework does not distinguish between “developed” and “developing” nations. Instead, the goals apply to all countries.

What is MPA?

Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) is an international NGO that mobilizes cutting-edge science and technology and uses a multi-sector and multi-scale approach for effective local development.

Millennium Promise seeks to accelerate sustainable development and eradicate poverty across rural sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

MPA collaborates with governments, partner organizations, and local communities across sub-Saharan Africa to tackle critical problems in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Millennium Promise specializes in six (6) main areas: 1) Sustainable Agriculture, Ecosystem Management, Climate Change, Economic Growth and Employment; 2) Health Systems and Nutrition; 3) Education Systems, including Formal and Non-Formal Education; 4) Gender, Institutions and Governance; 5) Energy and Infrastructure; and 6) Data & Information Systems including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).

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