IBF delivers a Master Class Sustainability Research and Education to staff at the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan

In collaboration with the United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability and Keio University, IBF delivered a Master Class based on outcomes from the joint projects ‘Stakeholder Networks for Impactful Sustainability Research and Education’. A  study fully funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Major findings discussed on the Master Class, were as follows: 

1. Findings showed that participant stakeholders globally perceived the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed below as existing gaps and therefore areas that required major attention. 

  • SDG 1 No Poverty
  • SDG 2 Zero Hunger 
  • SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing 
  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities

Interestingly, research findings also showed that stakeholders are required to build capacity in the following SDG areas:

  • SDG 4 Quality Education
  • SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities 
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 Life on Land
  • SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

The Master Class also showed project’s findings that demonstrated that the governance environment, lack of resources, context and academic constraints are perceived as limiting factors that prevent stakeholders from achieving the SDGs

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