Because bamboo can be social.
In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). With Sustainable Development in mind, the UN promote North-South cooperation in science, technology and innovation and strive to enhance knowledge sharing.These global partnerships will support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, and in particular in developing countries. And that’s exactly what is being done at TU Delft | Global Initiative. One of the Goals (Goal 11) is to develop Sustainable cities and communities. The TU Delft has chosen Bambú Social to represent this SDG and has made a short movie about Bambú Social:
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Delft Global Initiative is the portal and booster of Science and Technology for Global Development at TU Delft. Our aim is to contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges, through problem-oriented interdisciplinary technical research in close cooperation with partners in the developing world, to meaningfully improve lives of people living in poverty.
TU Delft Globals’ goals are to:
- Stimulate and support problem-oriented interdisciplinary technical research on pressing societal challenges in the developing world.
- Create global alliances with knowledge institutes, NGO’s and private partners for cooperative global development research and reciprocal knowledge exchange with society.
- Build BSc/MSc/PhD students’ capabilities through interdisciplinary real-world learning experiences.
- Stimulate entrepreneurial activities with and in pre-emerging countries.