Social Development has been at the heart of GLU’s mission from the start. Even before GLU, when the team formed part of the core of Fundamo, Financial Inclusion was the agenda driving the pioneering and deployment of Mobile Financial Services in Africa, Middle East and other emerging markets.
SDG # 1: No Poverty speaks directly to this passion. As a recent example, GLU has built its Digital Aid Platform which, to date, has distributed close to R25 million to over 25,000 beneficiaries as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts. A short case study is attached in the Documents section.
Sustainable development goals
2. Zero HungerEnd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
- 2.1By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
- 2.2By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
9. Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureBuild resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
- 9.1Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
- 9.3Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets
- 9.5Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending