UNDP and partners host the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

Sep 20, 2016

A section of participants at the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana has held the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. 

The event focused on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.

Held under the theme: “Connecting Today. Creating Tomorrow.”, the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana brought together more than 150 youths, the manufacturing industry and civil society to deliberate on how to apply social media and technology to promote sustainable development for a better future.

Recognizing that the voices and ideas of concerned citizens connected by social media and technology can be powerful forces for change, UNDP and partners hosted the Ghana event on Monday, September 19 at the ISSER Annex Auditorium, University of Ghana where students, policy analysts, civil society, the manufacturing industry and government officials deliberated on how to make Ghana a better place through a moderated panel and audience discussion.  

Last year, the Social Good Summit events helped launch the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in a record 109 countries where UNDP works. This was accomplished through discussion events and flag-raising ceremonies, with huge gatherings of students, art exhibitions and the unveiling of mural paintings.

Building on the success of last year's launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP offices around the world are creating partnerships to make the 2016 Summit a truly inclusive, global platform for exchanging ideas and engaging with communities for a sustainable world.

In New York, the 2016 Social Good Summit was held on 18th and 19th September examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.

Held annually during the week of the UN General Assembly meeting, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. Now in its seventh year, the Social Good Summit continues to grow in impact and reach to unite global citizens to unlock the potential of technology for sustainable development.

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