The Spanish Global Compact Network, the most important initiative for sustainability within the private sector promoted by the United Nations, together with the Rafael del Pino Foundation , last Wednesday, October 17th, presented the GoODS awards to those corporate and social entities which innovatively apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Among the 17 recognized projects, one for each of the SDGs awarded, Alianza Shire received the 17th Goal at the GoODS awards.
These awards bring to light already implemented and proven initiatives and are intended to inspire the Spanish private sector as a whole by fostering intersectoral dialogue and collaboration.
This recognition for Alianza Shire has come at a time when, after successfully completing their pilot project developed in the Adi-Harush camp (Northern Ethiopia), partners are already working together in three new camps with the refugee population and host communities to continue improving their access to energy.
Ceremony and award
The award ceremony was chaired by Cristina Gallach, high commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of the Spanish Government, who highlighted the responsibility that we as a society have for Spain to advance in our commitment to sustainability.
Go!ODS awards have also recognized initiatives involving vaccination and child nutrition programs, health, gender, rural repopulation projects, entrepreneurial initiatives, employment and circular economy.
The go!ODS awards have been juried by experts in innovation and sustainability from organizations like Dartmouth College, MIT Sloan School; Rive Technology and Celera, Garrigues Foundation, IE School, International Labour Organization and ECODES.