In September 2019 Charles Sturt University became a signatory to the University Commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This commitment recognizes the important role universities play in progress toward achieving the goals.
Through our commitment, we agree to:
• support and promote the principles of the SDGs
• undertake research that provides solutions to sustainable development challenges
• provide the educational opportunity for our students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development
• contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by ensuring our campuses and major programs are environmentally sustainable and
• report on our activities in support of the SDGs.
Good governance transforming lives of weaker stakeholders was included as a success story of the Dairy Science Park. In a 2020 commissioned report, authored by Charles Sturt academic Professor Muhammad Qureshi, an action plan was prepared to consider
the interests of weaker stakeholders across the livestock value chain of the war-hit region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These dairy, mutton, poultry, and fish farmers are usually landless people, living with little access to quality foods and education. Their income is usually very little despite having a huge resource base and they are subjected to penalties by district administration when selling their produce. This has led to these farmers facing an unbearable financial burden and total collapse. This report outlines a governance framework to protect the interests of stakeholders, generate decent employment, promote career development, and transform ideas into action to serve the community.
Download full report; Charles_Sturt_University_2020_SDG_report