Since its inception, ProSPER.Net members have launched a wide variety of joint projects ranging from the creation of an online postgraduate programme in public policy and sustainable development practice to the integration of sustainable development in business school curricula.
The UN Agenda 2030 envisages the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. Through its members, ProSPER.Net aims to assist in the implementation of SDGs through education, research and outreach. In this context, the issues that are not clearly known are – (a) what are the effective policies that will help meeting the goals?, (b) what are the interlinkages between the goals (and the indicators)?, (c) how can researchers comprehensively assess the community needs?, and (d) how can actors on the ground efficiently implement actions through education, research and outreach, to aid in sustainable development.
For this year’s ProSPER.Net joint project call for proposals, the focus is for participating institutions to assist in the implementation of the SDGs through research, with an outcome that leads to education and outreach through curriculum development and various learning initiatives. The theme for this year is ‘Planet as a core dimension of sustainability’ – addressing specifically research questions as they relate to SDGs 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life below Water) & 15 (Life on Land) with SDG 4.7 (Education for Sustainable Development) as a cross-cutting factor.
ProSPER.Net members are invited to submit joint project proposals for 2018. Proposals need to be prepared with at least three ProSPER.Net members participating following the updated ProSPER.Net Joint Project Proposal Guidelines and Project Proposal Application and to be submitted to the ProSPER.Net Secretariat (ProSPERNet@unu.edu) by Monday 24 September, 2018. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Board prior to the General Assembly in October. The ProSPER.Net representative from members institution making a proposal will be required a five minute presentation at the General Assembly.
Approved projects should be implemented within six months following approval and should be completed during the course of one year.
We look forward to receiving your proposals.