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Prof Haroon Bhorat & the SDGs...

5 Apr 2019 - 12:15

UCT & the Sustainable Development Goals

University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Prof. Phakeng recently appointed Prof Haroon Bhorat, Director of the DPRU, as the university’s “SDG academic focal point” to help guide UCT’s strategic approach to engagement with the SDGs.

Guided by the VC’s vision of capacity building, collaboration and engagement with government and industry, Haroon and a task team that was set up after a consultation with representatives from all faculties, are currently exploring various approaches. These include setting up a database of SDG-related research publications by UCT researchers, a multiple purpose SDG website that profiles UCT work in this field, and possibly an international SDG conference.

UCT’s link to the SDG process goes back as far as 2012 when Haroon provided critical research support to this global process. During this time (and while on sabbatical), he served at the United Nations Development Programme in New York City as head of research to the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons to the Post-2015 MDG Agenda.

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