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HOW WE WORK

To this end, we have created a specially tailored matching platform where you can:

  • Can create a profile or one for your institution in a database to be able to be found by others interested in partnering with you.
  • Gain access to register projects or ideas that you want to gain partnerships.
  • Gain a tailored search engine of cross-sectoral institutions and projects by that are seeking partners to work with.
  • Access to detailed contact information of the interested/interesting partners so you can get directly in touch with them.

  • Part of the idea is that these partnerships and networking should lead to funding and resourcing possibilities, which you gain access to through your membership.

Our services

Support to matchmaking

Civil Connections works with social entrepreneurship in Denmark, the Nordics, Europe, and Africa. The organization’s projects span from supporting entrepreneurship and startups to sports and other creative activities to support communities towards empowerment. We have a big network and knowledge in fundraising and developing projects  globally. Read more

Courses and trainings

In continuation of the above, we run courses and trainings on most of the aspects surrounding the SDGs, partnerships, and sustainable organizational development. And specifically, on the topics listed under advisory services above.

As a member, one has access to a certain number of courses per year after which one can gain admission to extra courses after agreement. Read more.

Advisory and process consultation support

SDG WORLD builds on a huge network of experts from across all professional fields and stages of organizational journeys with the SDGs.

Events and workshops

We also in support of our ambition to facilitate SDGs realization run workshops and events for members where the emphasis is on sharing knowledge, good practices, ideas, networking, as well as giving a platform to members to showcase their work with the SDGs. Read more.

Donations

We have ambitions to start a granting scheme to support SDG projects supportive projects this bring impact to local communities as a way of contributing to the realization of the Goals. The funding here will come from two sources:

  • We use 20% of all member fees to build a buffer that ends up into a fund.
  • We are continually mapping out and seeking partners that want to fund SDGs projects to go through our network to achieve this.

Take contact with us to learn more.

 

Why all the above is important?

Partnerships for Action, because we will only be able to achieve the goals through strong global engagement and cooperation, and through national and international partnerships that support global solidarity and create action. It is no coincidence that SDG 17 is the Goal with the most sub-targets (19 sub-targets).

An important path to achieving the SDGs is 

goal 17: Partnerships for Action.

In our reality and work, sub-targets 17.16 and 17.17 include promoting partnerships across business, civil society, research, and politics, and sharing knowledge about technologies across all divides and countries around the world.

These two sub-targets also present with two core questions to ponder, namely:

  1. How do we, as a country, company, NGO, public institution, groups of individuals, or a single individual support sustainable development in the world, especially in developing countries, but also in our immediate local communities?

  2. How do we break down sectoral and belief barriers and silos, and implement cross-sectoral partnerships between civil society, the private sector, and the public sector?

Answering these two questions forms part of the motivation and relevance of SDG WORLD as an organization, as through cross-sectoral partnerships we can both create local action, reach out to the world and developing countries.

Our philosophy is derived from the values enshrined in the UN sustainable Goals:

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In 2015, world as well as government leaders adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which we also commonly refer to as the Agenda 2030.

It is an ambitious and transformative agenda that, by 2030, sets out the direction for more sustainable development for life on earth, including the sustainable human being, the sustainable organization, our society, and our planet.

Although the SDGs are relatively new, one can say that the idea of taking joint responsibility for the world was born already when the UN was established

When the United Nations was founded in 1945 immediately after world war II ended, here, 51 countries committed themselves to work together internationally to maintain world peace, and relatively soon after, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.

Its values are summed up beautifully in this first line of the declaration: “All people are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Today, the UN has increased to 193 countries, and the 17 concrete SDGs commit member states to, among other things, eliminating poverty and hunger in the world, reducing inequalities, ensuring good education, better health, and decent jobs for all, ensuring strong institutions, peace and security, sustainable economic growth, and a healthy planet.

These are also accompanied by three important ambitions, namely:

  • Leaving no one behind
  • Doing no harm
  • Transforming our world

These build on the understanding that everyone has the right to a dignified life, and today we are more intricately connected than ever before. We have the knowledge, technology, and resources to make it possible. We have good opportunities to share ideas, promote innovation, and act together and for the community. An integrated approach is critical to progress across the various goals.

Progress so far…

Fresh winds Nationally, Internationally, and from WEF: 

In Denmark, we have strong traditions for solving cross-cutting challenges that support sustainability. We have a lot to offer internationally in terms of partnerships, but we also need to take completely new paths.

Fresh winds from Davos blew at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2020, when the world’s leading economists, politicians, and NGOs met and put the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the agenda. We would venture to claim that this was a paradigm shift – the beginning of new-isms.

The claim is supported by the fact that Manifesto 2020, from the stronghold of the economy in the WEF, mentions everything from “Shareholder’s capitalism” to “Stakeholder’s capitalism” and “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. It all translates into a strong manifesto with ethical rules of the game, responsibility, credibility, dignity, human rights, the environment, balanced returns, and a better world.

As human beings, as organizations and society, we need to ask ourselves what we are doing concerning these values, returns, knowledge, technologies, and working together to succeed in achieving sustainable development, including what we do in terms of our own practices and partnerships?

SDG World has therefore established this partnership platform where civil society organizations, companies, and public organizations can meet in concrete projects and collaborate on the realization of Agenda 2030. Just as we help with several services that support this work.