SUM receives funding for research and teaching on SDG governance

The grant comes from the NORHED programme at Norad.


Low-income countries around the world are experiencing challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project "Governance for the SDGs (SustGOV)" focuses on policy coherence, which is of key importance for achieving sustainable development. In collaboration with the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and University of Malawi, Malawi, the project will involve both research and teaching in relation to sustainable development.

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Project leader, Professor Dan Banik.

For example, the project partners will establish a new PhD programme at the University of Addis Ababa, and provide short teaching modules in Malawi with public officials as an important target group.

Professor Dan Banik will lead the project, which will be his second NORHED project as project leader. Over the past five years, through NORHED I, we have had the great pleasure of establishing a new Master's Program in Public Policy at Chancellor College in Malawi.

I look forward to continuing this collaboration with colleagues in Malawi at the same time as we begin a collaboration with the University of Addis Ababa.

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Professor Dan Banik and Kaja Elise Gresko from SUM, together with a group of students in our Masters in Public Administration and Management (MPAM) program at Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.

Image may contain: Text, Line, Font, Logo, Circle.The SustGov project is one of 60 projects that has been granted funds from the NORHED II call at The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Research on the SDGs

Read more about the Oslo SDG Initative and the Poverty Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development research group at SUM.

By Charlotte Kildal
Published Dec. 21, 2020 10:52 AM