Salesian University of Bolivia

Salesian University of Bolivia
Address: 
 Achachicala Avda. Chacaltaya N. 1258 (Plaza Don Bosco), La Paz
Telephone: +591 22305210 / 22305252 / 22305861 / 22305844
Website: www.usalesiana.edu.bo
Contact Person: Willy W. Chambi, Planning and Evaluation Director
Contact E-Mail:  wchambi@usalesiana.edu.bo
Description:

The Salesian University of Bolivia (USB) is dedicated to offering people with social and economic disadvantages access to higher education. USB currently has a main campus in the Achachicala neighbourhood of La Paz, as well as five secondary campuses in smaller cities around the country. Founded in 1998, it currently hosts more than 7000 undergraduate students and 1000 postgraduate students. 72% of undergraduate students are first generation students; neither parent received higher education.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Bolivia
Address: 
Calle Gabino Villanueva #340, entre las calles 24 y 25 de Calacoto, La Paz
Phone: +591 (2) 2117969/2126905
Institutional web-site: bolivia.wcs.org
Contact person:  Ph.D. Lilian Painter, Bolivia Program Director
Contact e-mail:  lpainter@wcs.org
Description:
The activities of WCS Bolivia are concentrated in the Great Madidi Landscape, with important scientific advances and experiences in conservation, territorial management, sustainable management of natural resources and communication.

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2018 is officially out!

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2018, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, provides a report card for country performance on the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the first time, this report includes all 193 UN member states, presents data on changes over time in SDG indicators, and introduces the assessment of government efforts to achieve the goals in G20 countries.

According to this report Bolivia is ranked 66 out of 156. The SDG where Bolivia continues to have the worst performance is SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, although compared to last year’s performance its score has increased at the rate needed to achieve the goal. Other SDGs where Bolivia shows a poor performance are SDGs 2, 3, 10, and 16 (Zero Hunger; Good Health and Wellbeing; Reduced Inequalities; and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). The SDGs where Bolivia shows the best performance is SDG 1: No Poverty.

For more details: http://www.sdgindex.org/

UPB and Fundación SOLYDES appointed as co-hosts of SDSN-Bolivia

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – an initiative initiated by the previous UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 – appointed Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB) and Fundación SOLYDES as co-hosts of the SDSN branch in Bolivia.

Physically, SDSN-Bolivia will be located on the fourth floor of the Postgraduate building of UPB in Obrajes. From there, a small secretariat, headed by Dr. Lykke E. Andersen, is in charge of setting up SDSN-Bolivia.