Helping create stronger, more sustainable urban areas throughout the developing world
As rapidly growing cities in developing countries become key frontiers of international development, urban areas require dynamic, local solutions to build resilience and sustain inclusive economic growth.
Faced with surging populations, political and economic instability, and threats of extreme weather, cities need to be more resilient, responsive, and receptive than ever before. As one of the world’s largest development and professional services firms, Tetra Tech provides a comprehensive suite of integrated services to build stronger, more resilient cities.
UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 is about partnering to achieve solutions. It recognizes that our best chance to meet the other 16 SDGs is through collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society based on shared principles and vision. Collaboration also amplifies our impact, creating value up and down supply chains, throughout complex systems, and in ways that can even come full circle.
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, we talk with Alice Korngold (@alicekorngold), President and CEO of Korngold Consulting, about trends in collaboration across the social good sector.
Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then, we have been accelerating our efforts to deliver viable toilet solutions to areas lacking adequate sanitation.
Progress in tackling some of the world’s most pressing conservation challenges has been highlighted at a major research conference in South Africa.
More than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists heard about the latest developments in a series of research presentations at the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference.
Three South African students are the first to benefit from a partnership between De Beers Group and computer giant Dell that will cover all their university fees and study expenses.
The young trio, from the company’s mining communities, were selected from the De Beers Financial Study Assistance Scheme and awarded R80,000 each towards their tuition fees and study material by the Dell Development Fund. They also received brand new Dell laptops as part of the bursary.
Maanda Makgatho, Ndlaleni Mkwanazi and Anisa Camroodien initially applied for R25,000 each but ended up with more than three times as much.
A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.