Sustainable development: Know your audience

Pamela Cruz

The SDGs can provide a valuable means of aligning and measuring efforts towards sustainable development – even more so when they are customised to local circumstances

Comunalia is the Alliance of Community Foundations of Mexico, made up of 17 members, with a presence in 16 of the country’s 32 states. We aim to be a social innovation hub to support locally led solutions that help community foundations have a greater impact and reach in their programmes. In 2018, at the first North American Community Foundations (CFs) Summit, 100 CFs and civil society organisations (CSOs) from Mexico, the US and Canada, created a written commitment to continue working with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since then, Comunalia has committed to deepen collaborative efforts to promote sustainable development and contribute to improve the quality of life in the localities we serve.

This commitment prompted the design and implementation of two initiatives that are linked to the SDG framework: Vital Signs, and Building a Sustainable Future with community foundations in Mexico.

Students taking part in an SDG schools project near Malinalco, Mexico. Credit: Fundación Comunitaria Malinalco

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