Fab Lab UN Sustainable Development Goals Alignment
As part of the international Fab Lab community, AMRoC Fab Lab commits to three specific goals that are in alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). These SDGs are “a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. “Our three goals are:
SDG 4: Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. At AMRoC Fab Lab we pledge ourselves to quality educational offerings that inspire and empower, creating agency and self-suffiency by giving youth and adults hands on learning opportunities that develop 21st century soft skills in communications, digital literacy and STEM engagement.
SDG 8: Half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. AMRoC Fab Lab will help foster economic growth and improve work opportunities by supporting entrepreneurship cabilities , access to training and certifications, and helping create new jobs.
SDG 9: Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization. AMRoC Fab Lab is a living example of industrial innovation in a repurposed infrastructure, as we bring new value and purpose to a former retail space. At AMRoC Fab Lab, we will contribute to the development of sustainable technological and manufacturing solutions, and leverage micromanufacturing capablities that bring manufacturing within reach of more people and small businesses.
You can see a mind map of Fab Lab SDGs around the world here.