Exchange session with the student community of Abomey Calavi on SDG8 – Project SCBE

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, ISEDE’s Project SCBE – Cross Border Experience participants from Benin took their SDG 8 Awareness campaign to the campus grounds of the University of Abomey Calavi.

Their objective was to initiate discussions; armed with new research information and first-hand narrative shared by their German counterparts who were in Benin Republic a few months ago.

They met with several youth cohorts on campus to discuss Sustainable Development Goal 8, which focuses on promoting sustained, shared and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The discussions started with the knowledge of the SDGs, specifically SDG 8. Then the factors for sustainable economic growth in Benin and the decent employment for youth.

Amongst data gathered from the experience were;

  • The lack of knowledge of the SDGs,
  • The call on the Beninese government to establish recruitment platform.
  • The promotion of entrepreneurship.

The discussions ended with new commitment to seek information on SDG8 and how to contribute towards its achievement.

This activity is part of ISEDE’s Cross Border Experience; Germany and Benin Republic -Project SCBE, a project designed to mobilize young people to share in the experience of tracking and evaluating how their countries are working towards achieving the UN SDG 2030 target