Argüden Governance Academy Foundation

A Calendar Day for Each SDG

“A Calendar Day for Each SDG” approach that was developed to focus better on the goals and to increase the impact of related efforts by sharing good practices toward each goal is of great importance to us.

16 February 2021

As the Academy, we are aware that the contributions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a sustainable future, as well as the responsibilities related to them, cannot be left only to governments. With this awareness, we have been carrying out efforts to promote and support the SDGs ever since the day we were founded. Thus, the “A Calendar Day for Each SDG” approach that was developed to focus better on the goals and to increase the impact of related efforts by sharing good practices toward each goal is of great importance to us. As the Academy, we strategically support SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. We work toward achieving these SDGs and measure our contributions toward them.

SDG 4: Quality Education - International Day of Education (24 January)

We believe that the early widespread adoption of the culture and climate of good governance for a sustainable future can contribute to the growth of children and youth into responsible leaders of the future. In order to support quality education, we develop and offer; our “Good Governance for Kids” program for children, our “GOV101 Training Program” for the youth, and good governance certificate programs for professionals of all sectors.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - World Cities Day (31 October)

The prevalence of efforts to make cities and communities more sustainable is of great importance to us in order to attain a sustainable future and a better quality of life. In order to facilitate achieving SDG 11, we accelerated sustainable development by designing models that serve as guides for more participatory, inclusive, and sustainable local governments. Our “Municipality Governance Scorecard”, “Holistic Social Service Governance for Resilient Cities” and “Local Development Guide for Business” models attract attention in Türkiye and around the world.

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - Good Governance Day (16 February)

SDG 16 has been one of the goals that has constituted the basis of all of the efforts we have been conducting since the day we were founded. This goal involves supporting peaceful and inclusive communities, ensuring access to justice for everyone, and building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions for sustainable development. With our training, research, communication, and advocacy efforts for people of all ages and sectors, we work to raise widespread awareness of good governance and create more consistent, responsible, accountable, fair, transparent, effective, and participatory institutions.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals - Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July)

We believe in the power of working together and carry out our efforts to improve the quality of life for people of all ages with local and international partnerships. Thinking that the social benefit conferred by the collaboration of different sectors is greater than that of one institution working by itself, we establish long-term collaborations and partnerships to achieve our goals. We regard mutual benefit with great importance, and work to guide our stakeholders to establish more partnerships during their operations.

16 February 2021