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2019-20 Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019-20 Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals Recipients

In fall 2019, UC Davis Global Affairs announced Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals, team-focused grants of up to $7,500 to fund locally-executed and internationally-oriented, multi-disciplinary programs that enhance UC Davis’ connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

A set of broad yet ambitious goals that address the universal need for sustainable development, the SDGs were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The 17 goals—such as ending hunger, ensuring clean water, and combating climate change—provide a common global framework to achieve sustainable development across economic, social and environmental dimensions.

On campus and around the world, UC Davis faculty, students, and staff are addressing all 17 SDGs in various teaching, research, and service activities. The inaugural Grants for Advancing SDGs support work already underway and spark new partnerships. The five selected projects contribute towards 14 of the SDGs—locally and globally—bringing together more than 12 UC Davis colleges, schools, and units, and more than 10 external partners.

2019-20 Grant Recipients 

Nicolas Pinter, Katrina Jessoe, and Jay Lund

Sustainable Water Management in a Water-Limited World: UC Davis and IHE Delft (Netherlands)

College of Letters and Science and College of Engineering

John Goldberg and Edward Spang

Biogas for Preservation of Natural Resources (Costa Rica)

Graduate School of Management and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Kurt Kornbluth, Ben Finkelor, and Josh Morejohn

Energy Efficiency for El Fje Campus in Medenine, Southern Tunisia (Tunisia) 

College of Engineering, Energy Efficiency Institute, and Facilities Management

Carrie Waterman, Andrew Hargadon, and Rahim Reed

African Entrepreneurship for Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Rwanda)

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Management, and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Laura Van Auker, Gerald Kayingo, and Debra Bakerjian

Global Health and Wellness Through Inter-Professional Education and Shared Practice (Kenya)

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing