A Kano-based community-based organization, Mufarka Youth Development Initiative, in a partnership with the American Corner Kano, has organized one-day training for a select group of youth activists to educate them on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, on Sunday in Kano.
The one-day training under the theme Youth Leading Sustainability, YLS, featured passionate discussions around youth’s participation in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as how the youth could lead the process and was attended by youth participants from across the northwestern states of Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara.
Speaking on the role the youth could play in the implementation of the SDGs, Musa Sufi, a civic activist and lead paper presenter at the training said the Sustainable Development Goals, SGDs, were successors to the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, adding that both goals were aimed at “saving the world and saving humanity”.
“The MDGs were studied particularly the challenges faced during their implementation, based on which the 17 SDGs were formulated with over 169 indicators,” said Sufi. “The goals are about ending poverty, creating employment opportunities, inclusiveness, and improving education. Although the SDGs are global in nature but they are to be localized from country level down to the grassroots.”
The Sustainable Development Goals, successor to the Millennium Development Goals, are 17 aspirational goals being spearheaded by the United Nations and aimed at ending poverty and hunger, improving healthcare delivery and education as well as combating climate change towards achieving environmental sustainability and economic prosperity in the world, by the year 2030.