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HUB MY World Mexico

  • Published on February 14, 2022

MY World Mexico (MWM) was established in 2014 as an initiative of the United Nations Campaign of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Jalisco, Mexico. MWM was born as a result of different negotiations, particularly the United Nations Global Survey for a Better World that led to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. MWM began as a non-governmental institution run by a few volunteers in the centre of Mexico. The organisation aimed to mobilise and actively engage people and all sectors in the implementation, socialisation, and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in Mexico. 

In 2021, MY World Mexico obtained their legal constitution as a social enterprise under the name MY World Mexico: Hub de Acción por el Desarrollo Sostenible en México, changing its narrative from being solely focused on the 2030 Agenda to working towards a world where people thrive in balance, equity, and justice, respecting the planetary limits, using the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as tools of reference to sustainability actions. Since its foundation, volunteering efforts have strengthened the organisation. However, MWM has worked formally and informally with people and institutions from different sectors, including local governments, the private sector, academia, and NGOs.

MY World Mexico's operational team is composed of ambassadors and member organisations. In 2020, 71 people from around Mexico joined as ambassadors through an ambassador's call in MWM's social media and a selection process. Within this role, the volunteers acquire the compromise to develop, implement and follow-up initiatives for sustainable development within their local communities. Examples of the ambassadors' activities are Hilda's and Zeferino's efforts. Hilda is the leader of the collective "Toktli Environmental Education". Through hybrid pedagogical interventions such as conferences, dialogues, and workshops, Hilda's movement promotes the advancement of various SDGs by awareness-raising about sustainable local problems and the involvement of citizens in the co-creation of possible solutions. Likewise, Zeferino developed and implemented an agroecological microsystem with his parents. This project achieved the development of local and national alliances, which not only functioned as disseminators of the project and the relevance of replicating similar schemes but also achieved a domino effect on the people around them, involving neighbours in the design and implementation of similar agricultural systems.

The operational team also involves member organisations, which are institutions across different sectors from Mexico and Latin America. Member organisations acquire the compromise to work as accelerators of the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development in collaboration with MY World Mexico for 12 months while receiving constant training from MWM.

MY World Mexico holds four programmes to involve people in sustainable development education processes. The Campaigns Programme aims to promote sustainable development mega tendencies such as climate change, gender equality, poverty, among others, to stimulate the social mobilisation

Accelerators is another MY World Mexico's programme. It aims to contribute to the acceleration of actions towards the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the Decade of Action 2020-2030 framework. The 2020 annual report declares that MWM's ambassadors implemented over 900 actions towards sustainable development. In 2019, MY World Mexico started the Mentorship Programme #AccionXODS. It is an intensive training and reference framework to sustainable action that looks to connect experts and professionals in sustainable development with people and institutions working in Mexico and the world.

On the other hand, MY World Mexico Kids is an initiative that selects public and private basic education institutions in Mexico to promote the participation of children in activities related to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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