SciDev.Net Podcast: End age discrimination in the SDGs
If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.In today’s programme, we hear about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why there’s been a call to tweak one target relating to SDG 3, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The target calls for a one-third cut in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2030. Although the basic idea is laudable, some researchers say the target discriminates against people older than 70.
We then follow the footsteps of a researcher who has spent the last 15 years in Africa studying long-term, low-cost famine responses. He has found a way to bring seemingly dead trees back to life using a method called ‘farmer-managed natural regeneration’.
And we travel to Nigeria where we meet tomorrow’s female scientists: schoolgirls taking part in a rubbish-themed competition using hand-made robots. We talk with the founder of the organisation that aims to ignite a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects among these girls through play and problem solving.
This month’s reporters are:
Daisy Dunne: @daisydunnesci
Lou Del Bello: @loudelbello
Jon Spaull: @jonspaull Configure | Delete