The Global Goals can only be met if we work together.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Goal 17 is about fostering global partnerships, international investments, and support to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate and, above all, cooperative.
The success of a 2021 agreement between York University and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa to tackle COVID-19 across Africa has led to a grant expanding the scope of the project and extending it throughout the Global South. It has led to the creation of an international consortium of experts in disease modelling; artificial intelligence (AI); clinical global health; disaster management; veterinary health care; citizen science; community engagement; participatory research; software engineering; AI governance; policy; and sex, gender intersectionality and decolonization. “We started with little seeds and they are growing,” said Jude Dzevela Kong, a York assistant professor of mathematics and the executive director of the consortium.
Global Experiential learning Partners
in external funding from 2020-2022 to leverage AI & Big Data to fight pandemics in and with the Global South
MOUs with global partners in 2020-21 in 60+ countries (up from 313 in 2019-20)
Joint Collaborations with Intergovernmental Organizations:
- UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability
- WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance (WHOCC)
- UNECE- Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention
- Schulich-G7 Partnership