Sustainable Development


Sustainable development goals

UNASA is helping facilitate the transition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through increased engagement with civil society and local government/authorities. The goal is to foster greater respect of human rights and to ensure greater efficiency of a public administration that is closer to citizens and their needs.

As a result of UNASA's MDG2SDG programme (Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals), members of UNASA chapters, civil society, partner organisations and advocacy audiences are aware of and engaged with the advancement of the SDGs. Municipalities, academics, people in our target communities, the media, entrepreneurs and other interested audiences have shared information about practical models for sustainable developmen


Living spirit project

The Living Spirit Project consists of an iShack (Improved Shack) and a permaculture garden, built on the land of St John's Anglican Church in Kayamandi. The iShack is a self-sustaining and environmentally friendly hone, made of recycled materials and lined with solar panels. The iShack and garden were built with the assistance of UNASA and the Sustainability Institute at the University of Stellenbosch.


Sustainability Project

The Sustainability Project is a project of UNASA's Stellenbosch University chapter that encourages environmental sustainability at schools, public areas and in the communities of Stellenbosch. The project provides students with the opportunity to lessen their carbon footprint by planting trees.


Greening our environment

UNASA carries out tree plantings in schools and community gardens. In primary and high schools, we gives students a brief biology lesson and explains to them "why we plant trees," while raising awareness about global warming.
UNASA has a number of partnerships with schools and community gardens in the Western Cape.

Partnerships with schools & community gardens
Enfundiswani Pre-School
Philippi community garden