SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Al-Quds University’s Contribution

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The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development; enhanced global partnership that brings together Governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors, mobilizing all available resources. Meeting implementation targets, including the raising of necessary funds, is key to realizing the Agenda.

Stronger partnerships will contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development by mobilizing resources, sharing knowledge, promoting the creation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies, and building capacity. There is tremendous scope for making the existing financial system more sustainable by integrating the environment dimension.

Al-Quds University is committed to strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The university recognizes the importance of collaboration and partnership in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university contributes to SDG 17 through various means:

Collaboration with Local and Global Stakeholders: Al-Quds University actively engages in partnerships with local and global stakeholders, such as government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international institutions, private sector entities, and other academic institutions. These partnerships facilitate the exchange of knowledge, resources, and expertise, helping to address sustainable development challenges across all SDGs.

Joint Research and Development Projects: The university collaborates with partners on joint research and development projects, which contribute to the advancement of knowledge and innovative solutions for sustainable development challenges. These projects span across various disciplines and sectors, addressing issues related to health, education, climate change, biodiversity, and more.

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance: Al-Quds University provides capacity building and technical assistance to local and global partners, sharing its expertise and resources to help implement sustainable development policies, programs, and projects. This includes training workshops, seminars, and mentoring programs designed to strengthen the skills and capacities of individuals and organizations working towards the SDGs.

Knowledge Sharing and Networking: The university facilitates knowledge sharing and networking opportunities among stakeholders, organizing conferences, workshops, and seminars that bring together experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss sustainable development challenges and share best practices. These events help to foster collaboration, build relationships, and generate new ideas for addressing the SDGs.

Leveraging Resources and Mobilizing Funding: Al-Quds University actively seeks opportunities to leverage resources and mobilize funding for sustainable development initiatives, working with partners to identify and secure financial and in-kind support. This includes engaging with donors, philanthropic organizations, and the private sector to generate resources for research, education, and community outreach projects that contribute to the SDGs.

Monitoring and Evaluation: The university is committed to monitoring and evaluating the impact of its partnerships and initiatives on the SDGs. This includes tracking progress, assessing results, and identifying lessons learned to inform future efforts and improve the effectiveness of its collaborations. By regularly monitoring and evaluating its partnerships, Al-Quds University ensures that it is making a meaningful contribution to the achievement of the SDGs.

Advocacy and Policy Development: Al-Quds University plays a key role in advocating for policies and strategies that promote partnerships for the goals at local, national, and international levels.

In summary, Al-Quds University is dedicated to achieving SDG 17 through a comprehensive approach that includes collaboration with local and global stakeholders, joint research and development projects, capacity building and technical assistance, knowledge sharing and networking, leveraging resources and mobilizing funding, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy, policy development, and works toward achieving it by:

  • Involving in international cooperation and access to science, technology, innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms.
  • Encouraging and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.
  • Having direct involvement in, or input into, national government SDG policy development -including identifying problems and challenges, developing policies and strategies, modelling likely futures with and without interventions, monitoring and reporting on interventions, and enabling adaptive management.
  • Initiating and participate in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs, e.g. conferences involving government/NGOs
  • Reviewing comparative approaches and development international best practices on tackling the SDGs through international collaboration and research.
  • Collaborating with NGOs to tackle the SDGs.
  • Publication of SDG reports about the university progress.
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