The multi-stakeholder platform El Día Después (“The Day After”) has received the go!ODS award in the Partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals category, in the third edition of these awards organised by the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact and the Rafael del Pino Foundation.
This is the second recognition that a United Nations organization grants to El Día Después since in 2021 the platform was designated as an SDGs Good Practice in the Partnerships category by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
Members of El Día Después, belonging to Madrid City Council, the Economic and Social Council, CESIC, Cotec, Daleph, Ferrovial, the Spanish Green Growth Group, Humanas Salud Organizational, Iberdrola, Ingeus, ISGlobal, itdUPM, REDS-SDSN, Smart City, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Youth Critical Council.
The go!ODS awards recognise projects and innovations with the capacity for impact that are helping to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
A panel of judges comprising high-profile figures from the private sector, academia and government bodies selected a different winner for each SDG. Of the more than 200 candidates nominated, the multi-stakeholder platform was chosen as the winner in the category of SDG 17 (Partnerships to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals). The jury recognized its contribution to strengthening public policy through action, with political, public, private and social support.
The recognitions were awarded at a ceremony that took place on Tuesday, February 22, in the Auditorium of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, in Madrid. It was attended by a large group of people belonging to the different communities of El Día Después, the Critical Council and the platform’s driving group.
Lola García, from the Youth Critical Council and Carlos Mataix, director of the Center for Innovation in Technology for Human Development at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (itdUPM) picked up the prize, on behalf of all El Día Después members.
As some of the attendees expressed, this award recognises a deep and advanced collaboration, and it is a meaningful endorsement of the way in which El Día Después understands partnerships as the key to accelerating sustainable transformation.
Looking to the future, in the coming months, El Día Después has set out to co-create collaborative processes and spaces for listening and dialogue aimed at generating a new social contract. This is a line of work to which the platform is going to devote significant effort throughout 2022, with the aim of leading to a major meeting next fall, open to the whole of society, in which very different points of view are present and represented.