Africa & Development
Editorial from
January 27, 2023
1. No poverty

1. No poverty

Eradicate poverty in all its forms everywhere

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

2022 NOVAFRICA Conference Economic Development marked the 10th anniversary of the center

Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center held the 2022 Conference Economic Development, an event that was part of Nova SBE's sustainability week and which marked the 10th anniversary of the center.

According to Cátia Batista e Pedro Vicente, NOVAFRICA academic directors, “the 10 years of NOVAFRICA have been a decade of working to improve people’s life, producing, and disseminating evidence-based research to fight poverty. We are very proud to be part of the solutions to bring prosperity to the African continent and the world at large, producing rigorous evidence to inform the design of policies with a positive impact on promoting business and economic development aligned with sustainable development goals.”

The conference brought to discussion topics such as financial inclusion, gender equality and migrations covered by the national media such as Jornal Económico, Jornal de Negócios, Porto Canal, Correio da Manhã, Expresso, CNN Portugal, Visão, Observador, among others. The texts are in portuguese.


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Partnerships for Progress: The Role of Universities in Achieving the SDGs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This paper was hold by students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The article highlights the crucial role of partnerships between universities, governments, and communities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The article argues that these partnerships can help universities in LMICs to address the challenges of expanding research and academic capacity while maintaining equitable access, promote equitable access to education and research, and design solutions that are responsive to the unique needs and challenges facing these groups. The article also emphasizes that universities in LMICs can act as a bridge between different sectors, facilitating collaboration and cooperation towards the common goal of sustainable development.

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