Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
According to the UN, "a successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level".
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND WAC TEAMS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK?
We believe our greatest challenge as an organization doing leadership, education, and development work on an international scale is in the building and maintenance of strategic partnerships. Specifically, we would like the students participating in the World Affairs Challenge to help us research solutions and take action on how we could more effectively engage partnerships with governments, the private sector, and civil society.
NGAO Society is a non-profit making organization formed with individuals and likeminded community organizations to facilitate the community in realizing its own potential to initiate sustainable change using the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model. NGAO wishes to establish connections between students in the US and communities in Africa (Kenya) to help students collaborate on finding the assets within the community to improve quality of life.
Our mission is to inspire students to become global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. We achieve this by providing international travel programs in the areas of cultural immersion, wildlife conservation, and leadership development. Walking Tree Travel (WTT) offers a curious and compassionate approach to travel. Unlike a typical tour, our programs are designed for a select group of travelers who seek an authentic international experience that offers the opportunity to effect positive change at home and abroad.
Blue Star Recyclers is an award-winning 501c3 social enterprise with locations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, their core mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disabilities. In order to benefit students, Blue Star Recyclers can provide onsite tours (Colorado Springs, Denver, and Boulder facilities), classroom presentations, and mentoring via email.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
CorpsAfrica is a non-profit organization that recruits and places ambitious Africans in remote, high-poverty communities in their own countries. These men and women live in the community for a year and initiate sustainable projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured, all through a transformative volunteer experience. CorpsAfrica seeks to connect WAC students to current and alumni volunteers who have worked on development issues at a grassroots level in communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.
Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that keep the world's poorest people from living healthy, productive lives. Engineers Without Borders USA achieves this goal by utilizing highly skilled volunteers to work with communities to find appropriate solutions for their basic infrastructure and human needs. Engineers Without Borders USA seeks to help students in WAC by mentoring, giving presentations about Engineers Without Borders USA projects, and guiding development-themed student projects.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Denver Metro Chapter is dedicated to informing, inspiring and mobilizing the Denver community to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. UNA Denver and WAC have the potential to collaborate beautifully regarding the focus on SDG's.
Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Their mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide. SEI-Solar In the Schools (SIS) can be a source for WAC Students for hands-on expertise in designing and installing PV, wind and micro-hydro systems. WAC Students can take SEI's free Intro. to Renewable Energy course online, or on their campus, to learn more about the benefits of Renewable Energy.
Kimetrica is a social enterprise where their mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector by providing software, research, advisory and training services for evidence-based decision making and learning. Kimetrica also helps governments and non-profit organizations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence. They seek to help WAC students by educating them about the impacts of international development.