Table University of Kufa’s Objectives of Sustainable Development
|Objective||Role of Universities||Initiatives at the level of University of Kufa|
|Goal 1: No poverty||-Increasing the poor’s access to the IT resources.
– Providing sustainable farming models.
|-The initiative of the Faculty of Agriculture to provide alternatives of fertilization for the poor.|
|Goal 2: Zero hunger (No hunger)||-Research in the field of food security.
-Research in the field of sustainable agriculture
|-Studies on food security, and reform of the ration (catering) card system, and programs of social protection.|
|Goal 3: Good health and well-being||-Exchange of information in the field of medical sciences between the university and the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
-Participation in the Visiting Doctor Program.
|-Establishing partnership with health directorates in provinces.
– Participation in the Visiting Doctor Program.
|Goal 4: Quality education||-Contributing to the reduction of the illiteracy rate.||– The university’s contribution to the literacy program and establishing a literacy center.
– Continuing Education Programs.
|Goal 5: Gender equality||-Empowerment programs for girls and women.||– Enhancing Human Development Unit Program to strengthen gender equality, and empowering girls and women.
– Organizing university women’s meetings.
|Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation||– Presenting studies and research in sanitary and water arenas.||-University research and theses (Master’s degree) and Ph.D. dissertations), on water and sanitation at the provincial level.|
|Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy||-Research in clean energy.||-Adoption of solar energy technology in the university.
-Adopting wind energy.
|Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth||– Providing job opportunities for the poor.||– University initiative to employ vulnerable groups and the poor in contracts and daily wages.|
|Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||– Investing in communications and information technology.||– Improving making use of investing in computers.|
|Goal 10: Reduced inequality||– Facilitating accessibility for people with special needs for sources of information that suit them.||– Publication of some studies on the protection of religious and ethnic minorities (in cooperation with international organizations and Iraqi civil society, supported by the European Union).
– An initiative to establish a special University library for people with disabilities.
|Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities||– Protecting the national heritage.||– Establishment of a center for the preservation and protection of manuscripts
– Establishment of a city museum.
|Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production||– Rationalization of electrical energy consumption.||– Launching energy conservation programs.|
|Goal 13: Climate action||– Protecting the Iraqi environment.||– Encouraging scientific research on topics of climate change and environmental protection.
– Establishing environment departments in science faculties.
|Goal 14: Life below water||– Activating scientific research in the field of conservation of oceans and seas.||– Research and university theses on the sustainable use of development in the Gulf.|
|Goal 15: Life on land||– Biodiversity databases in Iraq.||– Creating a biodiversity database, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment.|
|Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions||– Promoting opportunities for dialogue between religions and sects, and the creation of active dialogue spaces.||– Foundation of the Civil Society Department in the Faculty of Arts, with Bachelor’s and Master’s studies.
– Establishment of the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa for interfaith dialogue.
– Issuing a number of studies in (Building
Peace), in cooperation with some Iraqi and international organizations civil societies, with the support of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq (UNDP).
– Establishment of community dialogue centers.
|Goal 17: Partnership for the goals||– Strengthening partnership for sustainable development.||– Conducting twinning, partnership and scientific, cultural and humanitarian exchange agreements with a number of Iraqi and international universities and civil society organizations in order to achieve sustainable development.|