Congratulations to our 2022-23 Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals Recipients
Global Affairs offers Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals as a part of a partnership with Grand Challenges, Sustainability and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These team-focused grants fund global and multidisciplinary programs that enhance UC Davis’ connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A set of broad yet ambitious goals that address the universal need for sustainable development, the SDGs were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 goals—such as ending hunger, ensuring clean water, and combating climate change—provide a common global framework to achieve sustainable development across economic, social and environmental dimensions.
On campus and around the world, UC Davis faculty, students, and staff are addressing all 17 SDGs in various teaching, research, and service activities. The Grants for Advancing SDGs support work already underway and spark new partnerships. This year’s five selected projects contribute to 13 of the 17 SDGs—locally and globally—bringing together more than 15 faculty, researchers, and students from across UC Davis and collaborating institutions worldwide.
2022-23 Grant Recipients
Ryan Meyer, Sarah McCullough and Pamela Reynolds
Multilayered Community-Based Assessment of SDGs in Rural Zimbabwe
School of Education, Office of Research and University Library
Their combined efforts will help reach SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 15: Life on Land, and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
Jennifer Lane, Michael Wilkes and Saengduen Moonsom
Place-Based, One Health Experiential Education: A Platform for Inspiring Action in Tackling Complex Global Challenges to Achieve SDGs
School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Mahidol University
Their project will contribute to the advancement of SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 14: Life Below Water, and SDG 15: Life on Land.
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Deborah Billings and Veronica Cruz Sanchez
Comparative Analysis of Framing (De)criminalization of Abortion in Mexico and the US: Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
College of Letters and Science, University of South Carolina and Centro Las Libres
Their project aims to develop greater alignment for achieving SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
Amanda Crump, Ana Zepeda and Dolores Molina Rosales
Food Security and Compounded Disaster Resiliency in a Community Kitchen in Merida, Mexico
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Ciencias de la Sustentabilidad
Their project aims to support SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Raquel Aldana, Holly S. Cooper and Amagda Perez
Rural Justice and Women's Empowerment in Colombia
School of Law
Their combined efforts work towards achieving SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.