Do communia and HashNET hold the key to solving the UN SDG’s
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2015. The goals are interdependent, yet each has a separate list of targets to achieve. Achieving all 169 targets would signal accomplishing all 17 goals. These targets are created to fight social and economic development issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, global warming, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice.
Two years after SDGs have been presented, United Nations released a‘ Sustainable Development Goals Report’ in 2017.
The conclusion of the report was that while the world has made progress towards these goals, the progress must accelerate in order to meet targets set for 2030. Despite the fact that the project had impressive progress, in 2015 5.9 million children under the age of five died worldwide and over 150 million children under the age of five are still underdeveloped.
The report also concludes that SDGs are not equal for all. While men have greater economic opportunities than women, urban populations still have better access to services such as clean water, electricity, and connectivity in comparison rural population.
Despite the great efforts, there are numerous factors that impact the achievement of these goals. However, two goals in particular have the potential to accelerate and improve the quality of the process:
First is: Identity. This is also one of the SDGs goals (number 16.9) where everyone should have a legal identity by 2030. But there is still around 2 billion people today who don't have legal identity. Identity plays a critical role in shaping the effectiveness of how policies and programs reach citizens. This includes over 600 million children, the majority of these births never formally registered.
Without legal identity, these people are without access to the formal services that many of us take for granted and this exclusion begins as early as birth. According to The World Bank, only 19 out of 198 economies provide a unique identity solution at birth and go on to use this consistently for identification and service delivery. An identity solution that does not provide access in some form or manner has no intrinsic value; it is simply for counting heads.
communia, a revolutionary solution for local communities, represents decentralized, and transparent support for local communities and governments to enhance social capital and building a better place for sustainable living. By using communia, a customer-focused mind-set solution to innovate and better serve citizens, there is a big social impact where both local communities and governments are cooperating for the same goal: making the community sustainable and happier place to live. The impact of implementation would improve governance, public institutions, socioeconomic inclusion and the overall social welfare. communia, as an adequate solution in achieving sustainability in local communities, has an exclusive focus on civil applications in local societies that could make cities more ethical.
Second, comunia ensures transparency. Mostly as to how services are delivered to citizens. That way, by knowing how some action has been delivered, we can ensure that everyone who needs help is receiving the service they require.
communia is based on HashNET technology — scalable, fast, secure, and fair decentralized-beyond blockchain project. The goal is to bring blockchain to people and there is no doubt that people will start noticing benefits of blockchain technology in their everyday lives.