Unity, Solidarity and Collective Action
The first in the region focused on recognizing innovations, initiatives, programmes and ideas which contribute to sustainability, eradicating poverty, improving well-being, protecting our planet, and building peace and prosperity.
MTE 2022: SDG International Innovation Awards (SDGIIA) returns on the 17-21 October. In 2021, the awards welcomed 206 submissions, 176 entries were shortlisted from Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The event garnered 3,803 qualified trade visitors over the 5-day period.
The awards encourage the development of local solutions to local challenges. The issue of priorities and preferences will vary from country to country, depending on what they are struggling with and methods will be different too. Breaking down goals and implementation to sub-national and local levels is the only way to succeed in achieving SDG targets.