CPC recognised by international initiative
The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) has announced that its Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) Indonesia program has been recognised by the Local Project Challenge, an initiative of the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Local Project Challenge in November 2019 at the Urban Thinkers Campus in Columbia University. It aims to demonstrate how various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets have been considered and/or implemented across a range of contemporary initiatives spanning civil society, professional and education projects. A total of 110 projects, submitted from 39 countries, have been included.
“I encourage you to share this important gallery with colleagues, fellow students, friends and family. I encourage everyone to ask how the SDGs can be incorporated in our daily lives,” Ban Ki-moon says.
“Their widespread adoption will help realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and create a more equal and liveable future.
“To all who have taken this first step by submitting their projects to create this extraordinary resource: my warmest congratulations.”
The next instalment of the CPC Indonesia program featured by the Local Project Challenge is scheduled to take place in May 2020. It will assemble an international team of skilled volunteer tradespeople to build a new public facility in Untia village, Makassar, Sulawesi.