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Stakeholders offer sustainable solutions to SDGs in Africa

By Waliat Musa
29 September 2022   |   2:46 am
Due to minimal progress regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally, stakeholders in the private and social sectors have explored strategies to tackle the challenge in Africa.

L-R: President and Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana, Patrick Awuah; CEO of ACT Foundation, Osayi Alile; and Chairman, ACT Foundation Board, Tunde Folawiyo at the 6th annual Breakfast Dialogue hosted by ACT Foundation in Victoria Island Lagos on the 28th of September, 2022.

Due to minimal progress regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally, stakeholders in the private and social sectors have explored strategies to tackle the challenge in Africa.

Managing Director, Babban Gonna, Kola Masha, at the sixth ACT Foundation’s yearly breakfast dialogue in Lagos, said job creation, health care and education were sustainable solutions.

He regretted that insecurity was setting things back, and should, therefore, be urgently tacked

Chief Executive Officer (CEO, African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), Dr. Mories Atoki, reiterated that a functional healthcare system remains key responsibility of the government.

Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Richenda Van Leeuwen, observed that in seeking sustainable solutions, gender equality and women entrepreneurship must be in place to achieve the aim of a long-lasting sustainable solution.

In a top chat moderated by Executive Director, FATE Foundation, Adenike Adeyemi on developing resilience and adaptive capacity for sustainable change, Founder and President, Ashesi University, Ghana, Patrick Awuah, urged the introduction of a multi-disciplinary approach in the education sector.

“Ethics are fundamental to great leadership. When you undermine trust, you miss out on certain capital flows,” he added.

Meanwhile, Aspire Coronation Trust(ACT) Foundation celebrated her 5years of impacting, and supporting local, national, regional nonprofit and social enterprise organisations working to address challenges and related vulnerabilities across Africa

Chairman, ACT foundation, Tunde Folawiyo said the foundation supports sustainable high impact initiatives that provide innovative solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges in Africa

He further noted that since it’s inception its inception, the foundation has been able to impact two million beneficiaries, four published research, about 80 implemented partners, about 50 capacity strengthening training for social sector organisations, 36 states in Nigeria and 8 countries in Africa

CEO, ACT Foundation, Osayi Alile while giving her speech at the foundation’s 6th edition of breakfast dialogue and 5 years of social impact said the foundation is committed to bridging the economic and social deficits in the African continent by promoting sustainability programs that revolve around the four pillars of health, environment, entrepreneurship and leadership

Adding that: ” over the last five years, ACT foundation has irrefutably grown to become an asset to the entire continent through our strategic partnership with over 80 nonprofit and social enterprises, implementing projects across Africa, private and public sector organisations with the intention to further drive sustainable impact by empowering and securing the future of Africa

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