World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) is very pleased to welcome you to its Kuwait Universities Sustainable Development Goals Initiative (KUSDGsUNi). The initiative aims to bring together all universities and research institutions in Kuwait and connect them with universities from across the world in a global forum to collaborate and reconnect with the discourse of Sustainable Development (SD). KUSDGsUNi will therefore help Kuwaiti universities and research institutions to play a critical role enabling Qatar reap the benefits form the global growth in the knowledge economy particularly for the country’s Digital Natives (Youth).

KUSDGsUNi aims to critically examine a number of issues relating to the role and relevance of universities and research institutions in Kuwait to the contemporary discourse of countries’ sustainable inclusive knowledge-based development such as the role of Kuwaiti universities in supporting and enhancing the process of economic and social development in Kuwait; identify all major obstacles that Kuwaiti universities face in their countries including any governments components and most importantly how can these obstacles best be overcome; and what is the new role(s) of Kuwaiti universities in the post Covid-19 era. 

KUSDGsUNi also aims to improve the research within Kuwait universities to help achieve the Kuwait Vision 2035 and the United Nations Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs by addressing the significant demand for evidence-based research across the world. It is therefore aims to provide practical recommendations and actions to help transform the way Kuwaiti universities conduct and use research to achieve the SDGs, and the way Kuwaiti universities access and benefit from the global data freely available for use by leading international organizations such as the UN, World Bank, etc. The Initiative will work closely with various Kuwaiti universities to address the following key issues in their contribution to Kuwait Vision 2035 and Kuwait’s efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030 and its SDGshow Kuwaiti universities see the role of STI in service of the 2030 Agenda?; how do Kuwaiti universities reflect the SDGs in their own research activities?; and do Kuwaiti universities believe that the HE system in Kuwait is properly using scientific research in finding solutions to Kuwait’s problems?