Written by 43 authors from Africa, Europe and Latin America, this book presents 19 topics addressing poverty in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), leadership in implementing SDGs, and SDGs in service delivery and local government. As the world has gone past five years of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the intertwined 17 SDGs, new opportunities in research continue to open up. Hence, documenting some of the initiatives put in place around the world regarding the implementation of the SDGs is one of the aims of this publication. With 10 years remaining, the book further enhances the desire to scale up SDGs implementation. The selection of case studies from the selected regions also provides a balance in terms of how the SDGs are being rolled out for economic growth, environmental stewardship and social protection. The ambition remains even with the challenge brought by the COVID-19 pandemic that preoccupied the whole of 2020; spilling over to 2021. There is no doubt that resources have been diverted, but the world must stay on the course to 2030 and beyond. Therefore, the book is relevant for several stakeholders including the academics, development partners, government officials and other individuals that are involved in making sure no one is left behind in the lead to 2030.
Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana (Botswana) and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).
Muchaiteyi Togo is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. Her research focuses on SDGs implementation at universities and low carbon and/or greening strategies at household level (with a special focus on the water-food-energy nexus) and in other economic sectors. She holds a PhD from Rhodes University and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Planning and an Honours in Geography and Environmental Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe.
Kaitano Dube is an Ecotourism Management Lecturer at Vaal University of Technology (South Africa). He is a tourism geographer researching in the area of tourism climate change and sustainability. He holds a PhD and MSc from the University of South Africa (South Africa). He graduated with a BSc Hons from Midlands State University in Gweru (Zimbabwe).
Part1. Introduction and Background.- Chapter1. Making Sustainable Development Goals Relevant for, in and with Societies,- Part2. Addressing Poverty in the Context of SDGs.- Chapter2. Brazilian National Policies Related to Sustainable Development Goals: An Overview.- Chapter3. Localizing SDGs in rural Uganda: Learning active citizenship through Saemaul Undong model.- Chapter4. Ending Extreme Poverty (SDG 1) in Chegutu District of Zimbabwe: An Analysis of Tsungirirai Welfare Organisation's Interventions.- Chapter5. Programmes to Support Sustainable Development Goals: Contributions from Social, Inclusive and Transformative Innovation.- Chapter6. Financial inclusion as a complementary strategy to address the SDGs for society.- Part3. Leadership in Implementing SDGs.- Chapter7. Mentoring women in the resources sector: A leadership case study on mentorship practices for effective SDG5 implementation.- Chapter8. Exploring leadership capabilities in a multi-sector road infrastructure and innovation (SDG 9) partnership (SD17) in South Africa.- Chapter9. The role of leadership capacities in the response of the South African National Statistics System to the Sustainable Development Goals.- Chapter10. Role of libraries in promoting the SDGs: A focus on the University of South Africa.- Chapter11. Exploring leadership capacities in multi-stakeholder partnerships contributing towards the SDGs: A case study of Project Last Mile Eswatini.- Part4. Service delivery and the attaining SDGs at the local government level.- Chapter12. The Global Water Partnership-South America and the transboundary implementation of integrated water resources management (SDG target 6.5).- Chapter13. Sustainability reporting through UNGC at Unisa: Opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming GRI Standards and the SDGs.- Chapter14. The Leadership and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Finnish Municipalities.- Chapter15. Opportunities and challenges for local government institutions in localising Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe.- Chapter16. Water, energy, health and sanitation challenges in Masvingo's low-income urban communities in the context of SDGs in Zimbabwe.- Chapter17. Trends in Research around the Sustainable Development Objectives: A Bibliometric Analysis.- Chapter18. Harnessing the Potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Agribusiness for Youth Employment: Lessons from Bikita, Zimbabwe.- PartV. Conclusion and policy recommendations.- Chapter19. Summary of findings, conclusions and policy recommendations