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Using Social Connectedness to Unlock Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goals
March 10, 2016

In her new article in the Huffington Post,‎ “Using Social Connectedness to Unlock Sustainable Development“,‎ Kim Samuel offers new insight and encouragement in the wake of global agreement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

As she points out, “over the coming months and years, the world’s nations and regions must move from agreement to action … providing an open invitation for community-driven policy development, built on local solutions that are grounded in local strengths”. Reflecting on research and practice, Kim illustrates how “when communities are engaged in programme development and implementation, the benefits extend beyond the scope of the project itself, promoting the kind of self-confidence and self-reliance that can accelerate the fight against poverty” through building social inclusion and connectedness.

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