Keynote Address by Dr Jonas Richard A
Professor, Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, India
Multilevel Approach to Advance SDG1: Best Practices in Ensuring Sustainable Impact
Concept of SDG1
One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, calls for "no poverty". The official wording is: "to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere". SDG 1 aims to eradicate every form of extreme poverty, including the lack of food, clean drinking water, and sanitation
SDG 1 also calls for the eradication of poverty in all its manifestations. It envisions shared prosperity, a basic standard of living and social protection benefits for people everywhere, including the poorest and most vulnerable. The goal seeks to ensure equal rights and access to economic and natural resources.
Recent estimates for global poverty are that 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in extreme poverty on $1.90 or less a day, according to the World Bank. As per the 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), among 107 developing countries, 1.3 billion people (22 percent) live in multidimensional poverty.
Multilevel Approach to Advance SDG1: Best Practices by Kristu Jayanti College
Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for SDG 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere) is involved in achieving SDG1 with a multilevel approach. There are three basic approach adopted by the college for achieving SDG1. They are Empower, Educate and Inspire
Service Learning the integral part of education system, so through the Empower approach, the college is empowering the students by involving them in community development programs in the neighborhood communities so as to making them ambassadors of social change. The college has adopted few villages to develop them in to poverty-free villages with the active involvement of students
The college strongly believes that Literacy is the foundation for achieving SDG1 and hence through systematic and planned approach educates local neighborhood communities with basic literacy and vocational skills training that will result in assured livelihood promotion. For this purpose, the college has designed Village Development Plan (VDP)
The college organizes number of Seminars lectures and conferences on SDG1 as part of disseminating tools and techniques, strategic development practices that will result in eradication of poverty. The college is actively involved in conducting socio economic survey among rural and urban communities