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How sustainable institutions relate to the SDGs

Provide summary of the SDGs covered this week through the theme of sustainable institutions
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This week you will continue to examine digital technology case studies. Strong and efficient institutions, infrastructure, and communities underpin sustainability, as well as social and economic development. Conflict and corruption undermine it.

This week, you will delve into the following SDGs:

Sustainable Development Goal icon for SDG7 Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Sustainable Development Goal icon for SDG9 Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Sustainable Development Goal icon for SDG11 Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Sustainable Development Goal icon for SDG16 Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

You will examine case studies that consider how institutions can be made more accessible responsive and sustainable, contributing to a virtuous cycle of good governance and peace. You will look at a community-based initiative in Bangkok that allows for local trading of energy using blockchain, the use of artificial intelligence for a circular economy, how video camera technology can be used to make the roads safer for cyclists, and the use of crowdsourced data from an app to improve the responsiveness of local government to citizens.

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