UN SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

WMU continues the expansion and enhancement of its external engagement with partners and stakeholders from academia, government, private sector, International Organizations, civil society and NGOs. The University’s dialogue and knowledge sharing platform is used for targeted triangular cooperation (SSTC), multi-stakeholder initiatives and public-private partnerships (PPPs) which contribute to the global partnership for sustainable development. A new initiative to be launched in the latter part of 2017, the industry liaison programme, will further contribute to UN SDG 17. The University’s efforts regarding Goal 17 focus on the following Targets in particular:  17.9, 17.16 and 17.17.

Capacity-building
17.9 Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

Systemic Issues
Multi-stakeholder partnerships

17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships