SDG Micro-Projects are initiatives created and implemented by Ban Ki-moon Centre fellows, mentees, or scholars, that tackle one or more SDGs on a local, national, or international level. The projects vary in size and concept but share the common goal of finding a solution to the challenges faced in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Young change makers have a crucial role to play in the implementation of the SDGs. The BKMC encourages and trains young global citizens to undertake SDG Micro-Projects all over the globe in their local communities. With these projects, the young leaders address a specific societal challenge that needs to be transformed into an opportunity. BKMC fellows, scholars, and mentees are encouraged to spot a real-world challenge, work on solutions, and venture out to make a change with targeted actions for the SDGs that reach a wide network of people. Around 100 such SDG Micro-Projects have already been implemented on the ground from Africa to Asia and from the Middle East to Europe.
The BKMC programs encourage a spirit of “learning by doing”; from initial ideation to the final steps of project implementation, the BKMC offers guidance and mentorship, aimed at scaling the success and impact of the SDG Micro-Projects.