What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also know as the Global Goals, are designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" (UN). A collection of 17 interlinked goals, ranging from 'No Poverty' (1) and 'Gender Equality' (4), to 'Decent Work and Economic Growth' (8), the goals are included in the UN Resolution called the 2030 Agenda. Each goal has specific targets and indicators to measure progress. You can find out more about the SDGs outlined by the UN here.
The Importance of Youth and SDG Education
With more children and youth in the world than at any other time in history, young people have a pivotal role to play in advocating for and taking action towards the SDGs. With advanced in technology, we see an unprecedented generation of young changemakers, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow across the world. These young people need to be empowered as much as possible with tools, resources and support from all stakeholders in civil society - all to advance the SDGs.
As strong advocates for social engagement and social change through our platforms and initiatives, ISSIA is excited to be collaborating with KIDsforSDGs for an upcoming webinar on SDG education. We will also be exploring partnership opportunities to localize grassroots action for each Sustainable Development Goal here in Hong Kong. ISSIA is committed to advancing the SDGs and scaling our organization's impact.
Mr. Kenneth Kwok is the Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Capital, an impact-oriented multi-family office venture based out of Hong Kong, focused on healthcare, biotech, renewables, technology and education. He is also an entrepreneur, a social activist, a well-being advocate and author of Career Planning Algorithm.
Funded by The MXA Group and curated by Global Citizen Capital, KIDsforSDGs provides a comprehensive SDG journey which addresses a variety of topics surrounding education. The program empowers kids (and youth) to achieve their personal and professional best - doing what they love - while also making the world more sustainable. You can find their Instagram here.
Young SDG Leader
The Young SDG Leader is a training camp which equips youth with modern day skills in leadership, innovation and communication to become the next voice of the generation and a thought leader in the chosen SDG.
Young Changemaker Incubator (YCI)
The Young Changemaker Incubator is a 10-week program which turns your idea on creating sustainability into a hybrid for-profit and non-profit initiative.
Impact Start-up Accelerator
No matter what youths choose to do before, during and after university, the Impact Start-Up Accelerator guides our next-gen leaders to maximise experience-based education and prepare for the adult world with a focus on entrepreneurship