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Sustainable Development Institute


The aims of The Sustainable Development Institute (SUDI) are:

1. To help nurture a culture of self-sufficiency among communities in our ROPs
2. To augment the capacity of our ROP nations to develop early-warning mechanisms for natural disaster.
3. To develop and share ideas on paradigms of economic growth that limit the scale and scope of natural and man-made disaster.
4. To train and deploy a competent cadre of disaster mitigation volunteers who can assist in recovery, relocating displaced persons, and to distribute emergency relief, in times of disaster.
5. To assist in the return of refugees after natural and man-made disasters.

We will develop this idea of the SUDI further with our partner institutions and will consider naming it for one of the following short list of persons:

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma – EBK

Current US President Barack Obama – Obama

Former Gambia President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara – DKJ

Former US President William Jefferson Clinton – WJC

Former US President Jimmy Carter – JC

Unionist and Activist Cesar Chavez – CC

Please share your choice with us by voting below:

Deyda Hydara Sustainable Development Club

As part of the curriculum and requirement for graduation from the Savannah Academy, Junior and Senior students will complete a 2-month-long project in sustainable development and growth.
This will afford our students experience and skills in design and collaborative work and study and it will encourage them to participate in the communities where they will live, work, and study after the Academy. Students, in teams of 5 each, will be paired with an Academy guidance councilor and our partners and community industry for their projects and they will offer a presentation at the end of the project.
Please visit the Savannah Academy for further detail and development of this signature program.
All communities of people are formed around basic principles of sustainability such as food, water, and clean air. Beyond that, there are the health and well being of community members in the areas of governance to avoid or resolve conflict among citizens, prevention and defense against disease and to ameliorate malignancies in productive capacity. This second-tier sustainability regime must consider the dynamic processes of natural equilibrium in and around the community which often have global ramifications.

Sustainability therefore implies the pursuit of global equilibrium that is accrued from our interaction with the ecosystems in our communities. The delimiting factors are scale and scope. Any imbalance in any community on earth triggers correction either in the same locale or in another community elsewhere. This explains the serial nature of conflict, revolution, epidemic, and natural disaster.
It is valuable to consider a global approach to sustainability by enabling the sustainable growth of every community and to leverage local efficiencies worldwide in forestalling the magnitude in loss of life and injury from natural correction. This is the general idea behind The GDP’s Sustainable Development Institute. We encourage you to visit our D-DECK companion page to compliment the SUDI project.
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