”Scientists can help achieving the SDGs”
15t–18th September 2019 Professor Göran Tomson, co-founder of SIGHT, gave lectures at Makerere University in Uganda on the role of universities in UN Agenda 2030 and SDGs.
“There are many similar challenges and processes in mapping SDGs both at Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet as well as other Swedish universities”, says Göran Tomson.
During his Uganda visit he met with students, the President of Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS), Professor Nelson Sewankambo, Professor Rhoda Wanyenzeat, Dean at School of Public Health and Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor of Makerere University and professor Charles Ibingira, Principle at College of Health Science.
Both the publication “A Roadmap on Global Child Health” (published by SIGHT and The Swedish Society of Medicine) and the KI Strategy 2030 document were handed over and discussed.
“Universities should be inspired by and contribute to the implementation of the SDGs. Central is not only what universities are good at but good for“, professor Tomson points out.