ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A MEAN OF ADDRESSING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Written By: Amon Tumukunde

Entrepreneurship is the creation of business and bearing of risks with an aim of getting profits.

Sustainable development Goals are a collection of seventeen interlinked global goals to be a blueprint for a better sustainable future that were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. The goals include the following in their order; No poverty, No hunger,Good Health and wellbeing, Quality Education, Gender Equality,Clean water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Descent work and Economic growth, Industrial Innovation and Infrastructure, reduced Inequality, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace, Justice and strong institutions, Partnerships for the goals.

Entrepreneurship can be used to achieve the above mentioned Sustainable Development Goals as follows;

The governments should liberalize economies and give the entrepreneurs a chance to open up businesses that offer employment opportunities to the citizens to end poverty.

Entrepreneurs should be encouraged to invest in the Agriculture sector for production, processing and distribution of food products to achieve food and nutritional security and therefore end hunger.

More Entrepreneurs should be taxed by the government to raise revenue for investment in quality education through construction of school infrastructure, prompt payment of teachers’ salaries, etc

Entrepreneurs should be allowed room to invest in private security companies and private law firms to achieve peace, justice and strong institutions.

The entrepreneurs should be allowed by governments to set up and run private but up to standard education institutions to provide quality education to the citizens.

By giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to invest in the health sector, good standards of health and peoples’ wellbeing will highly be achieved.

Entrepreneurs should be encouraged to invest in waste/garbage collection and management to achieve clean water and sanitation.

In conclusion, entrepreneurship is key in the achievement of the sustainable development of the world as embedded in the sustainable development goals.

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