The Role of Universities in Implementation of the SDGs in Afghanistan

On August 29, SDSN Member Kateb University is organizing a conference on “The Role of Universities in Implementation of the SDGs in Afghanistan”. The event seeks to highlight challenges and potential solutions for achieving the SDGs in Afghanistan, focusing specifically on the role universities play in SDG implementation.

The one-day conference will happen in Kabul, Afghanistan, and boasts high-level participation from the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance, UNDP, and others. Academic experts from SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, University of Hamburg, ETH Switzerland, SOAS University of London, and others, will share their ideas and experiences with the participants. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN, will speak to the current context of SDG implementation in Afghanistan and highlight its challenges and opportunities for the country.

The SDSN is proudly supporting this event, together with Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan (MoE), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Monash Institute of Development Studies.

As a result of the conference, we Kateb University aims to enhance understanding on SDGs and its status quo in Afghanistan, create partnerships among universities to advance SDG implementation in areas of education, research, creation and dissemination of knowledge; and explore partnership opportunities between universities and other stakeholders by offering synergies to accomplish the SDGs in Afghanistan.

To learn more about the speakers and the agenda, visit the full website of this conference here.

Source: Sustainable Development Solutions Network


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