The second week of the SDG Traineeship has started!
This week is still all about orientation and information on the implementation of the SDGs. Most of the project teams had their first meeting with their client and were able to get a better idea of their project and assignment.
The second edition of the SDG talk was given by professor Rob van Tulder. This week, the talk was mainly focused on the multiple reasons behind the slow progress of the SDG implementation. Rob van Tulder provided us with several reasons for this slow implementation.
First of all, sustainable development is not easy to implement, and negative frames overpower, also referred to as ‘frickle motivation’, and there is no alternative. Furthermore, it costs time to properly implement the SDGs, in particular data gathering and data alignment are time consuming. Lastly, hybrid governance is also contributing to multiple problems of the implementation of the SDGs.