SDG Philanthropy Platform launches in India


Alliance magazine


The SDG Philanthropy Platform has launched in India, at a meeting of key supporters within Indian philanthropy.  

The SDG Philanthropy Platform allows and encourages communication, working partnerships, and the sharing of resources  between philanthropic organisations, local and national governments, and the UN, with the aim of working towards achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The platform was unveiled at a meeting of stakeholders and partners, including representatives from the private sector, the national government, and representatives from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, UNDP India, Stanford A & E India, and the Aditya Birla Group.

Speaking at the launch of the platform in India, Jaco Cilliers, Country Director, UNDP said, ‘The SDG Platform can support India in realizing its enormous potential to adopt creative and innovative technological solutions, to address  persistent developmental challenges.’

India becomes the seventh country to launch the platform since it launched in 2014, joining Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, United States and Zambia.

The platform’s work in India will focus initially on projects which invest in women and girls.

The platform is supported by foundations including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and The MasterCard Foundation.

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