#GlobalGoals, Local Strength

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August 1, 2017

Adaptation: Key to building a stronger Nigeria

OFDA doctor and patient

There is an intensive proving ground of the integrated Global Goals in north eastern Nigeria. The Lake Chad region have been gripped with conflict, ethnic and political insurgents, food crisis, and health epidemics like Ebola. International and local nonprofits are striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal targets by working to ensure healthy lives, quality education, access to water and sanitation and to achieve gender equality. Realizing any of these objectives in this disrupted environment needs solutions that are flexible, adaptable and creative.

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On August 3, 2017, FHI 360 will host an event, Building Resilient Communities in Changing Times, in Abuja, Nigeria. This article originally appeared on Degrees. Reposted with permission.

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July 27, 2017

Breastfeeding and the SDGs

The recent Lancet Breastfeeding Series underscored that improving breastfeeding practices worldwide will be a fundamental driver in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Well-established evidence shows that breastfeeding is one of the smartest investments that countries can make to ensure a healthy, equitable and sustainable future. In low-, middle- and high-income countries alike, the benefits for individuals and families include ending preventable child deaths and improving health, educational attainment, and productivity. Stronger breastfeeding policies and programmes are essential to driving progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health— and they directly support the achievement of numerous Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

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July 18, 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

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Overview

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is based on the latest available data. It highlights both gains and challenges as the international community moves towards full realization of the ambitions and principles espoused in the 2030 Agenda.

While considerable progress has been made over the past decade across all areas of development, the pace of progress observed in previous years is insufficient to fully meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030. Time is therefore of the essence. Moreover, as the following pages show, progress has not always been equitable. Advancements have been […]

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July 13, 2017

Innovation and scalable solutions to meet the SDGs

Gertrude Damiano from Malawi tests one of her solar lights.

What drives innovation, beyond the good idea that begins it? What are the obstacles keeping nonprofits from moving from experimentation to application of scalable ideas? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley? And how might artificial intelligence affect our strategies for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

This article originally appeared on Degrees. Reposted with permission.

What drives innovation, beyond the good idea that begins it? What are the obstacles keeping nonprofits from moving from experimentation to application of scalable ideas? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley? And how might artificial intelligence affect our strategies for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Ann Mei Chang — a former Google engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon […]

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