The Office of Astronomy for Development just published a new booklet about projects it supports.
Since 2011, the Office of Astronomy for Development has funded and coordinated over 200 projects that use astronomy as a tool to address challenges in communities and fulfil some of the SDGs. More than 1.2 Million Euros has been granted to 217 projects globally. These projects have reached at least 2 million people in 100+ countries, impacting 11 of the 17 SDGs.
The latest case studies document focuses on six projects that represent the varied ways OAD projects are creating an impact. OAD Fellows, Dana Ficut-Vicas and Maria Alejandra Diaz, interviewed these OAD projects to understand how they are changing their communities and serving as examples of science promoting sustainable development.
- Rediscovering Identity through Astronomy, Chile
- Astronomy for students through interactive app and game, Bangladesh
- Astronomy for Mental Health, Armenia, Spain, Nigeria, South Africa
- Big Data Hackathons, South Africa