How Human Appeal is aligning with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Human Appeal’s work in 2016 was strategically aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations (UN). This global agenda for development aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Human Appeal in its work strives to bring about the positive change envisioned in the SDGs.
Most of Human Appeal’s development and humanitarian relief programmes are multidimensional, with our focus areas designed to work across sectors and contribute to multiple SDGs simultaneously.
Human Appeal strives to end poverty through all its programmatic activities, contributing to SDG 1 by delivering a range of projects tackling both the symptoms and structural causes of poverty. We deliver necessary food aid and implement food security projects aiming to contribute to SDG 2; ending hunger.
We have been supporting medical facilities, mobile clinics and hospitals extending healthcare services to ensure healthy lives for all, as per SDG 3. We assist children in gaining quality education in alignment with SDG 4, ensuring inclusive and equitable schooling for all. To help achieve SDG 5, we make sure all our projects are designed to cater for the particular needs of women and girls so that we can achieve gender equality and empowerment.
Many of our projects also strive to improve access to safe water and sanitation, contributing to SDG 6. Another of our cross-cutting themes mainstreamed into most of our activities, is the protection of the environment and fight against climate change, contributing to SDG 13. We also provide sustainable solar energy in several of our beneficiary countries, aligning with SDG 7. As per SDG 17, we work with many institutional and local partners to bring in a more coordinated and revitalised global partnership for sustainable development.
We work to empower local communities through inclusive and participatory methods, making sure that our beneficiaries are directly involved in creating and implementing projects. We want to build people’s capacity so they can achieve a life of dignity, gender equality, food and income security, safety, and resilience to climate change and natural disasters.