INTRODUCTION

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered major weaknesses in our global system. It has shown beyond doubt how the prevalence of poverty, weak health systems, lack of education, and above all sub-optimal global cooperation, is aggravating the crisis. The ongoing crisis that our world is now facing has re-enforced the interdependence of our world. We are all faced with common, global challenges that can only be solved through common, global solutions. This is what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global blueprint to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure prosperity, are all about.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have far-reaching and long-term effects on populations and economies worldwide. Besides its immediate impact on health, the socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic are likely to be felt by economic actors over the world, and the populations of developing countries and economies in transition are expected to be among those most vulnerable to suffer from COVID-19-related challenges.

Jindal Centre for the Global South announce an international SDGs contest for university students and graduates from Southern Globe. The contest is about designing and carrying out a project in your local community/country that will......readmore2