Nashilongo Gervasius is the co-founder of the Internet Society Namibia Chapter, where she focuses on policy and development of the internet and related issues such as addressing the digital divide, and enhancing women’s access to a safe internet. In our SDGs on the Ground series, Nashilongo describes the challenges with raising awareness around the SDGs in her country, and how to address them.

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Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community. From an SDG perspective, what are the most immediate needs specific to your community?

I am currently working on promoting online safety for…


Neeshad Shafi is a Doha-based +SocialGood Connector and environmentalist. Living in the Middle East, he has seen first-hand how climate change is impacting his community. In our SDGs on the Ground series, Neeshad discusses the climate challenges that the region faces, and how youth can have a leading role in addressing this crisis.

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Record-breaking temperatures in the Middle East are increasingly becoming the norm, and have surpassed 125 degrees Fahrenheit in some cases. Kuwait, for example, had the highest recorded temperature in the world this year, reaching 127.7 degrees Fahrenheit. …


Clarisse Joy “Clary” Mañabat is a Manila, Philippines-based +SocialGood Connector and founder and storyteller at Conversations to the World, an initiative to spread positive stories. Her SDG initiatives have reached over 500,000 youth in her country. Learn more about Clarisse’s work as part of our SDGs on the Ground series.

Today, more and more Filipino youth are interested in learning more about finance, investment, and entrepreneurship. I was recently involved in organizing a five-module series about the basics of finance, “ Young Entrepreneurs Engaged Towards Finance Wisdom and Planning.” During the virtual event, which took place in May, participants learned…


Ashley Bass is a New York-based +SocialGood Connector who is passionate about the intersection of technology and education. Her work focuses on expanding access to stable employment and education opportunities to underserved communities. Learn more about Ashley’s work as part of our SDGs on the Ground series.

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Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community.

In collaboration with my colleagues at GitHub, we’re working on a pilot program — expected to launch in fall 2021 — to pair select U.S. community college students with industry professionals in tech for mentorship and on-the-job work experience…


Federico Restrepo is a +SocialGood Connector and co-founder of Impact Hub Medellín. The Hub uses innovation and entrepreneurship to develop solutions for the SDGs, including expanding economic opportunities for women. As part of our SDGs on the Ground series, Federico writes about what drives him to pursue this work.

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My niece, Milagros (‘miracles’ in English), was born six years ago in Colombia. At the time, I was in the Philippines, and that night, I could only think of the world she would grow up in: the gender inequality, the gender-based violence, the lack of opportunities. In Colombia, for example, women…


Priyanka Jaisinghani is a +SocialGood Connector and co-founder of Girlz,FTW, an international organization that provides mentorship and a support system to girls and women around the world. In our SDGs on the Ground series, Priyanka describes her initiative, and how her work has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Priyanka Jaisinghani, +SocialGood Connector

Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community. From an SDG perspective, what are the most immediate needs specific to your community?

This past year, the world as we knew it shifted beneath our feet at a speed that felt almost impossible to keep pace…


James da Costa is a London-based +SocialGood Connector and social entrepreneur. During the pandemic, he’s been raising awareness about mental health issues in the UK. Learn more about his creative work in our SDGs on the Ground series.

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Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community. From an SDG perspective, what are the most immediate needs specific to your community?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, mental health cases and challenges have increased exponentially in the UK.

I learned about this directly through my work as the digital track lead of the Youth G7, and…


+SocialGood Connector Alejandra Acosta is a social worker and entrepreneur who is dedicated to eradicating human trafficking in her home country of Spain. As part of our SDGs on the Ground series, she reflects on how the pandemic has impacted her gender equality work, and the state of SDG progress in her community.

Alejandra Acosta (top right), together with the King and Queen of Spain (middle), and social innovation experts in Spain.

Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community. From an SDG perspective, what are the most immediate needs specific to your community?

At the moment, I work full-time raising awareness about SDG 5: gender equality, SDG 8: decent work and economic…


Henriette Weber is a Denmark-based +SocialGood connector and corporate activist. As part of our SDGs on the Ground series, she takes us through some of the recent investments that the Nordic countries have made in the SDGs, with a focus on climate and environmental sustainability.

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It is summer here and the Nordics are starting to open up slowly after COVID-19 — it feels like a breath of fresh air to everybody. Just the notion of not having to wear masks in public makes everybody giddy. It feels like a huge relief and a lot of gratitude that we somewhat have…


Abraham Ologundudu is a +SocialGood Connector and digital media professional in Lagos, Nigeria. As the co-founder of the Lagos local +SocialGood chapter, he has a deep understanding of the issues facing his community, and is passionate about leveraging partnerships and creative approaches to tackling them. Learn more about Abraham’s work as part of our SDGs on the Ground series.

Abraham Ologundudu (left), and +SocialGood Advisors at the World Government Summit in UAE

Tell us about your current work driving momentum on the SDGs in your community. From an SDG perspective, what are the most immediate needs specific to your community? As a media and communications specialist, I am currently working on furthering the…

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