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Limak supported SDG Impact Accelerator’s First Year Outcomes Presented at the UN Headquarter

Limak supported SDG Impact Accelerator’s First Year Outcomes Presented at the UN Headquarter

Innovative solutions to improve the lives of refugees in Turkey have been presented on 23 September 2019 at a high-level side event co-organised by the Government of Turkey and UNDP on the occasion of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

SDG Impact Accelerator launched in July 2019 in Istanbul, entrepreneurs developed solutions for refugees to have access to livelihood opportunities through Digital ID systems and portable non-sewage sanitation through reinvented toilets. 

SDG Impact Accelerator presents an innovative multi-stakeholder platform that harnesses the potential of collaboration across sectors and disciplines and leverages the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology to address the challenges that refugees face every day.

Representing the Turkish private sector at the high-level side event organized within the margins of the 74th session of UN General Assembly, Ebru Özdemir, Chair at Limak Investments and Limak Foundation of Turkey said: “The critical SDG agenda cannot be realized without meaningful engagement from the private sector. ‘Business as usual’ will not simply achieve the SDGs. We need to go beyond this approach for development. Engagement of the private sector can open brand new horizons and structure for solutions that are innovative, resilience-bases and forward-looking.”

 

For event video: http://webtv.un.org/search/private-sector-engagement-in-innovative-solutions-for-achieving-the-sdgs/6088823098001/?term=2019-09-23&sort=date&page=5