SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK (SDSN)

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK (SDSN)


The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), was announced by the UN Secretary-General to lead the driving forces engaged in the Post-2015 development process. The Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN) is the driven force for the universal, integrated and transformative 2030 Agenda for sustainable development with a set of 17 goals and 169 targets/indicators. These goals are to be implemented and achieved in all member state of United nations from the year 2015 to 2030. The Nigerian hub of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched as a consortium of Nigerian higher institution in Abuja by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN. This was based on the understanding that higher institutions are knowledge centres that can effectively mobilize for the efficient and effective implementation of the goals. The network mobilizes leaders in the academic, business, civil society and research to promote problem-solving and practical solutions for the pressing challenges of sustainable development. The highest priority of the SDSN Nigeria is to work with the federal, state and local governments to prepare SDG-based development strategies at the national, state and local levels throughout Nigeria. The SDSN- Nigeria is hosted at the Center for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), University of Ibadan, Ibadan. At inception, all the Federal Universities were automatically considered as members with each University appointing a Sustainable Development Desk Officer (SDDO). The SDDO is to interface with the SDSN-Nigeria Secretariat CESDEV, Ibadan. The Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN) – FUPRE was launched in 2016. The SDSN carried out her operations through SDTGs with the Sustainable Development Desk Officer (SDDO) appointed in FUPRE SDDO serve as the chairman over all the SDTG. It has 11 central committee members and SDTGs have over 30 members, excluding the student arm (Youth SDSN-FUPRE).


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