The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Center of Universitas Gadjah Mada has picked up an award from the Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Suharso Monoarfa, for its efforts and contributions to the SDGs programs and activities. The award presentation took place during the 2021 SDGs Annual Conference on 24 November in Jakarta.
UGM Director of Community Service Professor Irfan Priyambada said the award is a token of appreciation from the government for UGM’s commitment and dedication to various sustainable development-driven higher education initiatives in Indonesia.
“This award further motivates us to keep improving our programs as well as establishing partners. Partnerships with multiple parties will ease the path to achieving SDGs,” said Irfan on Tuesday (7/12).
Irfan added, UGM has always shown a strong commitment to supporting sustainability through projects scattered across education and teaching, research, and community service. The projects are not declared, in particular, to fulfill the 17 Global Goals but bolster and encompass the Goals.
“Since the inception of the SDGs Center, every Goal carried out by lecturers and students is now recorded,” he said.
In 2007, UGM had been appointed as a regional center of excellence (RCE) in the field of education for sustainable development, thus becoming one of the 174 global RCEs recognized by the UN. With the establishment of the SDGs Center, it is hoped that it will encourage more programs that include the 17 Goals.
Author: Gusti Grehenson