What We Do


The programmes and projects of the Cycles I & II of Phase 1 (2019 -2022) and Cycle I of Phase 2 (2021 & 2022) are implemented under each of the SDGs or a combination of SDGs which are focused on each or group around these specific ‘Programme Theme’ 

SDG Goal Goal Focus Programme Theme
1 No poverty Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. International trading regime and their implications on sustainable development 
 2 Zero Hunger  The food and agriculture sector offer key solutions for development and it is central for hunger and poverty eradication. Effective agro-industrial value chain; key in promotion of sustainable livelihoods and food security 
3 Good health and well being Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. DescriptionMental health challenges and impact on productivity, sustainable livelihoods, poverty reduction and sustainable development.  
 4 Quality education Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Promoting quality of higher education and youth engagement as effective tools in crime prevention: knife crime, drug abuse, sex and gender-based abuses
5 Gender equality Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Domestic and workplace environments, childcare and family-life – impacts on women’s economic empowerment and advancement  
6 Clean water and sanitation          Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Sustainable water resources management and implications on national security and development 
7 Affordable and clean energy  Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.  Solar electricity promotion within the energy transition and sustainable energy management  
8 Decent work and economic growth Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all Investments in the improvements in human resources development and the recruitment processes of personnel into governmental and non -governmental agencies, including the private sector in African countries 
9 Industries, Innovation and infrastructure  Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation  Efficient railway transportation systems and infrastructure and impact on sustainable development 
10 Reduced inequalities    Reduce inequality within and among countries.  Gender, ethnic and race discrimination at workplace and mental health implications 
11 Sustainable cities and communities Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable  Promoting and enhancing the impacts of sustainable cities and communities on human resources and national and continental development
12 Responsible consumption and production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns  Changing consumption and production patterns through efficient and sustainable extraction and industrial practices 
13 Climate action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Climate resilient and low emission pathways in the promotion of sustainable livelihoods, socio-economic development 
14 Life below water Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources Plastic usage and recycling practices and their effects on plastic pollution and aquatic life and diversity.
15 Life on land Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss The growing global population, increasing human interactions with land, high demands on forest resources and their implications on long-term productivity and the health of our ecosystem.
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies  The timing, sequencing and implications of the decisions of the arms of government in relation to the constitutional building and transition processes, and the roles of statutory institutions in the development of democratic-civil culture within the domestic and international political context
17 Partnerships for the goals Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Bilateral cooperation and partnership for sustainable development in Africa