By Elena Panova and Rosemary Kalapurakal
How does volunteering make a difference?
These days, we are trying to do development differently: to partner with less usual suspects for outside insights, and tap into local energy and initiatives.
The ethos of volunteerism is exactly the same – it is not a supplement to the work we do; it is a natural component within it.
by Nicholas Booth and Beniam Gebrezghi
We need not only to help strengthen civil society’s capacities to deliver on the new SDGs, but to ensure that countries develop the right enabling environment for them to do so. Earlier this month, the world took a momentous step forward: the 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Concluding a negotiating process that spanned more than two years, the agenda features 17 new sustainable development goals (SDGs) that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s wellbeing while protecting the environment by 2030.