Dianova & the SDGs

On 1 January 2016, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) which form the core of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force. This action plan consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets is based on a perspective of social, economic and environmental development which translates into three main principles: put an end to all forms of poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change, all the while making sure “to leave no one behind”, as stated by the United Nations.

These new objectives are unique because they represent a call to action to all countries to promote human development and tackle environmental issues. It is of course up to the governments to take control and implement national frameworks to achieve these objectives. However beyond governments, it is all social and development actors who must take action and this includes non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and civil society as a whole.

Through their activities, Dianova International and its members have a significant impact on several SDGs, in addition, the advocacy initiatives implemented in cooperation with like-minded NGOs also echo the 2030 Agenda.

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  • Dianova Italy: training programme for young migrants
  • SPYM (India): housing and training programmes for children, adolescents and women
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of local development in rural areas
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): programme to help women survivors of violence become economically self-reliant
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): Table banking activities
  • Dianova Italy: food and medicine collection for economically vulnerable people
  • SPYM (India): housing and food programmes for children, adolescents and women
  • AJEAH (Togo): programmes to address food insecurity in rural areas
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): food support programmes for vulnerable people or war victims
  • Dianova Chile: prevention, evaluation and referral services in mental health
  • Dianova Chile: outpatient program in a free environment for adolescent offenders with problematic drug and alcohol use.
  • Dianova Spain: Addiction treatment and follow-up services
  • Dianova Portugal: “Mocktails” health promotion initiative
  • Dianova Uruguay: residential programme for dual disorders (addiction and mental health)
  • ACEPA (Canada): online peer support meeting program for people who are questioning their relationship with substances, in a safe environment, free of prejudice and discrimination
  • Izsatu (Turkey): promotion of health and well-being tourism
  • SPYM (India): opioids substitution treatment
  • GRADH (Togo): prevention and awareness of communicable diseases
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): Substance abuse prevention and awareness programmes
  • RIO (Norway): education and training on various addiction-related issues
  • Dianova Chile: consulting in education, and addiction treatment and prevention. Dianovas ‘Convivencial’ program provides schools with educational approaches and methodologies during academic year
  • Dianova Spain: education and training programme for the youth
  • Dianova Portugal: education and vocational training programmes
  • Drustvo UP (Slovenia): “School of Life Skills”: educational conferences by experts
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): vocational training programme for teachers
  • GRADH (Togo): technical support and vocational training for members of theatre companies
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): formal and non formal education programmes
  • SPYM (India): non formal education and housing programme for children 7 to 17 years of age
  • Dianova USA: advocacy activities to promote women’s empowerment
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): promotion of women’s and children’s rights
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of the fight against sexual exploitation of children
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): school-based awareness activities on child marriage
  • FAPE: programme to help women survivors of violence become economically self-reliant
  • Dianova International: advocay activities to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment

Nota: in addition to the aforementioned activities, gender equality  is a crosscutting theme in the Dianova Network; for example, among the network’s ordinary members, 86% mention equality between men and women as a value to be promoted in their bylaws.

  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): initiatives to improve sanitation and promote hygiene
  • Dianova Italy: vocational training programmes
  • Dianova Portugal: support programmes for socially-vulnerable people
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): vocational programmes: horticulture, soap- and basket-making, sewing
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): literacy programmes for adults
  • Drustvo UP (Slovenia): reintegration support programme
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): development and empowerment of people with disabilities
  • RIO (Noruega): support to reintegration
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): seed and start-up funds for women living in slum areas
  • SPYM (India): vocational training for adolescents
  • Dianova Portugal: communiy development and social support activities
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of local development
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): community-based sustainable development projects
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): protection of environment and tree-planting activities with school children
  • Ray of Hope (Pakistan): tree-planting and other environment protection activities
  • AJEAH (Togo): promotion of human rights and participatory democracy
  • FAPE (Democratic Republic of Congo): promotion of a culture of peace and non violence in schools
  • Kothowain (Bangladesh): promotion of women’s and children’s rights
  • Slum Child Foundation (Kenya): activities to promote education among slum children
  • SPYM (India): education and vocational training programmes with an impact on 16,000 children
  • Dianova International: advocay activities to promote the integration and participation of civil society in decision-making processes
  • Dianova Uruguay: participation in community-based programme to support socially vulnerable people
  • Dianova USA: joint advocacy activities to promote the integration of migrants
  • ACEPA (Canada): community partnerships with local provincial and national associations, to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding substance abuse
  • Drustvo Up (Slovenia): activities aimed at influencing legal propositions in the addiction field
  • Izsatu (Turkey): organization of conferences and seminars to develop health tourism
  • KKAWF (Pakistan): campaign to implement TV and radio airtime dedicated to social causes
  • RIO (Norway): advocacy initiatives in public projects and public/private committees

Note: promoting partnerships for sustainable development is a central focus in the Dianova network at all levels