SDSN Mexico

Hosted by:
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Monterrey, Mexico
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
    Mexico City, Mexico

SDSN Mexico promotes and strengthens collaboration between academia, the public and private sectors, civil society, and non-governmental organizations while generating innovative and practical solutions to achieve the SDGs that involve young people, harness innovation, and capitalize on the knowledge of national experts in the field of sustainable development.

Banco de Proyectos (Project Bank)

After its launch in March 2019, SDSN Mexico presented its first flagship project in the fall of 2019. The Project Bank was set up to showcase the different initiatives with which Mexican society is addressing the implementation of the SDGs at local, regional, and national level. The first call for proposals received nearly 400 applications and included topics such as sustainable education, environment and food-oriented activities, sustainable communities and social well-being, as well as environment and sustainable technologies. A team of experts selected nearly 100 initiatives which are currently receiving technical and financial advice.

Active Engagement with Key National Partners

SDSN Mexico is strongly committed to collaborate with a wide array of strategic national stakeholders. The network coordinates the participation of the academic sector within the National Council for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as well as its working Committees. Additionally, SDSN Mexico is part of the Technical Committee for the Chamber of Deputies’ Strategy on the 2030 Agenda, which aims to align existing Mexican Legislation with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as well as to identify those gaps where legislative action is needed in order to achieve the SDGs and its targets by 2030.

A Solutions Network to Develop the Country

In just one year, SDSN Mexico has increased its national membership from 20 to nearly 60 institutions nationwide. Having more than 70% national coverage has strengthened the Network’s reach and engagement for an effective implementation and achievement of the SDGs at all levels across the country.

Looking Ahead

SDSN Mexico will carry on several solutions programs that will enable and empower every sector of the society: ExpertODS honors and connects researchers and professors worldwide to promote sustainability in everyday life; 2030 Leaders will create student groups within universities and high schools and provide them with tools and guidance on sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda, and project development to contribute to the solution of challenges regarding the SDGs in their communities; and the Youth Solutions Report – Mexico 2020, an adaptation of the Global Youth Solutions Report, to identify youth-led solutions at a national level and to provide them with a platform to overcome the most common obstacles while connecting them with national allies.

Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private university system founded in 1943 in Monterrey, Mexico. It holds 26 campuses located across 25 cities in the country, and 18 liaison offices in 15 countries. Its academic programs are recognized by international accreditation agencies, and its research approaches are pursued with open international collaboration: “knowledge-driven creation” and “society-driven innovation”.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) was founded in 1551 and is the biggest and most important public university in Mexico and Ibero-America. The fundamental aim of the UNAM is to serve both the country and humanity, to train professionals, to organize and carry out research, mainly on national problems and conditions, and to offer cultural benefits in the broadest sense possible.