MTE 2021 SPECIAL EDITION
SDG International Innovation Awards
Governments play a key role in achieving the SDGs through setting and implementing policy frameworks, standards and regulations. SDGs can only be achieved with the involvement of the public sector working alongside Governments, Parliaments, the UN system and other international institutions, local authorities, civil society, the scientiﬁc and academic community, businesses and citizens.
Colleges and universities are where leaders of the future are molded – the formation of global citizenship. Many Universities design strategies to develop socially responsible competencies in students, who will be the agents of change in the future.
The private sector has widely embraced goals and targets to advance corporate social responsibility and sustainability. For example, contributing to the climate action by investing in sustainable technologies, conducting due diligence process on its supply chain to uncover underpayment of employees, discrimination, child labour, and poor living conditions for workers.
The MTE2021 Special Edition: SDG International Innovation Awards (SDGIIA) is the ﬁrst in the region focused on recognizing innovations, initiatives, programmes and ideas which contribute to sustainability, eradicating poverty, improving well-being, protecting our planet, and building peace and prosperity.