What is it about?

Establishment of stakeholder perceptions on the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the development and implementation of sustainable community engagement (CE) projects geared towards the acceleration of SDG 4.

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Why is it important?

The paper raises awareness and demonstrates the importance and possibilities of using CE towards the acceleration of the implementation of SDG 4 by HEIs.


The key findings indicate that a reciprocal relationship between HEIs and their surrounding communities can be used to accelerate the implementation of SDG 4 by positioning HEIs to take the lead with initiatives and implementation of CE projects.

Dr Lombuso Precious Shabalala
University of Mpumalanga

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This page is a summary of: Accelerating the implementation of SDG 4: stakeholder perceptions towards initiation of sustainable community engagement projects by higher education institutions, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, September 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijshe-04-2020-0123.
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