Leveraging On the Ubuntu Philosophy to Promote Sustainable Development Goals: A Perspective (80410)

Session Information: Science, Environment and the Humanities
Session Chair: Smart Edward Amanfo

Sunday, 26 May 2024 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This article explores the potential of incorporating the Ubuntu philosophy in promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ubuntu emphasizes mutual care, interconnectedness, and community solidarity, which aligns with SDGs' objectives of fostering global partnerships, addressing inequalities, and promoting environmental stewardship without leaving anyone behind. The study proposes integrating Ubuntu principles into SDG frameworks through community-driven initiatives, collaborative governance structures, and the encouragement of social, economic and ecological ethical leadership. The article emphasizes the importance of considering the cultural context when implementing sustainable development strategies and advocates for an interdisciplinary approach that combines traditional knowledge with modern sustainability paradigms. By incorporating Ubuntu's ethos into SDG initiatives, the article suggests a paradigm shift towards a more compassionate, community-focused model of global development. From this perspective, Ubuntu-inspired models have emerged as a beacon of hope, offering a holistic and empathetic pathway to achieve the SDGs.

Smart Edward Amanfo, Seiha English Academy, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Amanfo Smart Edward obtained a Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies. His research focuses on developmental challenges related to energy economics, climate change, air pollution, and sustainable resource management in low and emerging economies.

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