Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
According to the UN, "a profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050. It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food".
HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND WAC TEAMS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK?
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.
In our interconnected world, we interact with people from different cultures on a daily basis. Assumptions are made, interpreting comments, reactions and behaviors. The result is often miscommunication because of a culture difference. These miscommunications can be extremely costly to organizations and relationships. Real World Solutions provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education, and community services.
Solid Ground for Africa is working to partner with existing orphanages in Africa to help them develop independent and sustainable systems to provide better and more reliable sources of food, shelter, medical aid, education and financial stability.
The Road to Hope builds self-sustaining communities through partnering with individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Haiti to learn and build mutually supportive relationships. We believe in bridging the distance between communities globally, which is why we partner with communities throughout the U.S. and Haiti to provide in-person and digital cultural experiences and outreach for students, community leaders, musicians and other interested parties. We invest in food, agriculture, education, music, the arts, and water and sanitation programs in the communities we serve.
NOVATON AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, was founded in 2010. Novaton offers niche commercial applications and services in clean, renewable energy and technology, in hope of providing clean and renewable energy solutions on water and on land.
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.
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.
Megan Jenkins is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Zambia (2012-2015) and a current grad student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Megan worked with local farmers to promote agroforestry and sustainable farming practices and extended her service in Zambia to intern with the Ministry of Mines, Water and Energy Development. There, she was exposed to the successes and challenges of government and their roles in water resource management. As a result, Megan would love to be a subject matter expert for the
teams in subjects relating to water, climate change, and agriculture in developing countries.
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.