The United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The UN describes them as call for action to promote prosperity, while protecting the planet as part of their Agenda 2030.
During the current pandemic, societies around the globe are undertaking tremendous efforts to protect the population and limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. As societies are slowly progressing from immediate pandemic response to building resiliency with the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has taken on a similar approach focusing on collective actions that increase resiliency with respect to building prosperity and protecting our planet. Under the heading “Build Back Better”, the UNECE has looked at how public-private partnerships (PPPs) can deliver on the SDGs, taking a “people-first” approach.
Utilizing UNECE’s People-first PPP Evaluation Methodology, an independent jury of PPP experts awarded the 2021 Building Back Better infrastructure award to Better Life Farming for its role-model activities in stakeholder engagement. The award ceremony took place during the fifth edition of the UNECE International PPP Forum on 22 April, 2021.
Watch the below video, which explains the BLF Concept and how it contributes to building resilient food systems in rural communities in Low-and-middle-income countries across Asia.