PIIVeC and the Sustainable Development Goals
PIIVeC is directly aligned with three focal Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): SDG3 Good health and well-being, SDG9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and SDG17 Partnership for the goals, and we indirectly address eight more of the SDGs. Our focus on individual capacity strengthening supports indicators within SDG4 Quality education and SDG8 Decent work and economic growth. Our work on surveillance and response to vector-borne disease outbreaks supports indicators in SDG1 No poverty, SDG11 Sustainable cities and SDG13 Climate action. Finally, our efforts to increase the representation of African scientists and science at global and national level policy making are aligned with SDG5 Gender equality, SDG10 Reduced inequalities and SDG16 Peace, justice and strong institutions. Full details of our alignment with focal SDGs is below and you can download the Global Indicator framework for the SDGs here.
PIIVeC’s scientific research is focused on strengthening the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases (VBDs). Via a strong knowledge translation approach, the research will help our partner countries to improve vector control and reduce the burden of VBDs. This will impact SDG3 indicators on maternal mortality, preventable deaths in newborns and children under five, ending epidemics of malaria and NTDs.
PIIVeC's capacity strengthening activities are focused on building a cadre and pipeline of world leading scientists, as well as strengthening the capacity of research institutions in the UK and Africa. This will impact on the SDG9 indicators on enhancing scientific research, facilitating sustainable infrastructure development and supporting domestic research in developing countries.
PIIVeC is a global, regional and national level partnership aimed squarely at supporting implementation and achievement of the SDGs. Financed by UK Aid, via the Global Challenges Research Fund, PIIVeC represents part of the UK government's commitment to channel 0.7% of Gross National Income into overseas development (indicator 17.2). Our Technical Vector Control Working Groups seek to mobilise additional resources for effective vector control in the three partner countries from domestic and international sources (indicator 17.1) with the Country Coordinators from each country taking the lead on enhancing South-South knowledge sharing (indicator 17.6). Through our policy analysis and evidence uptake work, we aim to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development (indicator 17.14)