By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
Brain Builders International (BBI), one of Nigeria’s foremost SDGs advocacy groups, has translated the Sustainable Development Goals into different languages, to further enhance achievement of the goals through inclusion.
The organisation which is part of the inter governmental committee on SDGs at both state, federal, continental and international level is working on localising, advocating, monitoring and evaluating the SDGs in all communities across the country.
The 17 SDGs which were transcribed to Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo among others, will aid inclusion and effective participation driven towards the fulfillment of the SDGs.
According to BBI Executive Director, Mr Abideen Olasupo, the aim of the language translation is to get all the letters of the SDGs known to everyone regardless of ethnic or socio-political background.
“We are trying to empower local communities as actors and advocates with the goal of holding their representatives accountable on its sustainability”, he said.
He expressed optimism that the new initiative by the organisation will help transform the SDGs in Nigeria and make the works of participants easier.
Olasupo added that the programme entails partnering with dHub–a hub focused on sustainable development, to have SDGs corner, specifically launching #SDGsSaturday and providing research and development, advocacy and technical support for those who are passionate about the SDGs.