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Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

According to the UN, "investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure".

 

United Nations: Gary Fowlie, Head of the International Telecommunication Union Liaison Office to the United Nations, explains how technology and innovation connects to the pillars of sustainable development, including economic growth, social inclusion and environmental balance. Produced by the Department of Public Information.


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PARTNERS: 

AIESEC is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO. 

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GlobalMindED is an educational and research non-profit organization committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for first-generation-to-college, at-risk and low-income students and job seekers..  By incorporating research and implementing action based on our results, GlobalMindED's mission is to improve access and equity in K-12 and higher education through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers. 

Contact Details:
Saule Aliyeva
saule.aliyeva@ globalminded.org
303-327-5688


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.

Contact Details:
Melinda Cain
 melinda@
realworldsolutions.us

303-522-7230


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.


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. 

Contact Details:
Christine Ledergerber
christine.ledergerber
@novaton.com

+41 79 370 34 37


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.

Contact Details:
Sanjay Rajan
president@unadenver.org
303-589-4404


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. 

Contact Details:
Garrett Mason
gmason@corpsafrica.org
504-220-1417


CareerWise created a statewide youth apprenticeship model that coordinates the existing systems of industry and education that creates real, tangible benefits for both the employer and the apprentice. The net result is a workforce with the skills Colorado’s industry needs, and students whom have illuminated pathways to higher education and careers. CareerWise is happy to be a resource for students and present information about our apprenticeship program when needed.

Contact Details:
MK Sagaria-Barritti
info@CareerWiseColorado.org
303-997-5990


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. 

Contact Details: 
Andrea Wang
andrea@solarenergy.org
970-623-1920


 

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