Hhhaaaaa….the 3 I’s
Very interesting and influential in how the future of our world is looking
Apps or mobile phone applications being made left, right and centre
For literally everything….from cooking to sleeping to navigating the streets to banking your money
Looking at what our climate is like today, you’re scared for us the inhabitants
And where we take cover or shelter
For if the buildings aren’t resilient enough, we just might consider ourselves dead, after all
When it finally crumbles down on us
To quote the United Nations on this,
“Every ONE job in manufacturing creates 2.2 jobs in other sectors.”
That’s mathematically-speaking….think about it outside that space…we have so much more potential than we actually let off when it comes to creation of jobs
One might even say that the more jobs created, the more positive society could become….I don’t know
Any hows, the main reason as to why SDG 9 matters is to build resilient infrastructure,promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Do you agree that economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress?
In a world where the global economic landscape is changing so fast and we are becoming more and more unequal, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and two, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.
Look around you, basic infrastructure like roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power and water remains scarce in many developing countries.
I know, this is stuff probably unheard of in developed countries but here in the developing ones, this is our everyday story, you know!
Step out of your shell for a second and ask yourself how manypeople out there do not have access to reliable phone services or access tobasic sanitation and water?
Wherever and whoever you are, you need to care about Goal 9 because it is about our livelihoods. The growth of new industries means improvement in the standard of living for many of us.
Also, if industries pursue the path of sustainability, this approach will have a positive effect on the environment. Climate change affects us all!!! I hope we can all agree on that….remember the Paris Agreement? Nah?
Failure to take action here and now means many things including a“price to pay” that are quite steep. Ending poverty would be more difficult,given the industry’s role as a core driver of the global development agenda to eradicate poverty and advance sustainable development.
Additionally, failing to improve infrastructure and promote technological innovation could translate into poor health care, inadequate sanitation and limited access to education. For some of us in countries that have suffered this fate, we can sadly say it’s already happening
In all our respective capacities, we can do something surely on this
Establish standards and promote regulations that ensure company projects and initiatives are sustainably managed.
Collaborate with Non-Governmental Organisations and the public sector to help promote sustainable growth within developing countries.
Think about how industry impacts on your life and well-being and use social media to push for policymakers to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals, which appeals to me the most, as an individual.
I don’t know about you but let’s do this!