It has taken a while but we have completed development of an App to support "Our Mission":
The WCYDo (What Can You Do?) App has been designed to inform Users about the SDG’s, invite them to commit to a series of altruistic behaviours and then monitor these behaviours over time. Users will be able to share/comment on SDG Facts & Figures, UN Targets, SDG Videos & Memes and, following App registration, select up to 8 Actions and monitor progress via Social Media thereby confirming their own progress towards helping create a safer, fairer World.
The App is available from the Apple iOS App Store and Android Play Store for US$1.99 - a symbolic amount - it being pretty much the daily income 10% of the World's poorest people have to live on. The actual figure is US$1.90 but App price banding means we cannot choose the exact amount defined as the measure of "Extreme Poverty" - but even US$1.99 is less than the cost of a cup of coffee in many countries.
Figure 1: Actual screen-shots from the WCYDo App available for both iOS and Android Smartphones
There are 17 SDGs from which Users will be able to build their activities and commitments by choosing Actions from a list provided for each SDG. Users can create their own personal Activity Commitment Framework (ACF) in the App by selecting up to 8 Actions from their selected SDGs. One Action is preselected for all users to encourage information sharing with friends and family making everyone aware of the urgency and scale of the problem facing the World. The remaining Actions, selected by the user, are built into the ACF which is then monitored on a weekly, 4-weekly and annual basis.
Users may choose to build, monitor & SHARE their ACF personally; perhaps persuading family members and friends to build & monitor their own ACFs. Alternatively, users may decide to combine with family or friends to create a Joint ACF and take collective action on a few bigger issues requiring more commitment but have a greater impact.
For example, sponsoring a girl child in a developing country through school for 1 or 2 years.
Actions such as this are proven to significantly improve life chances and future income earning capacity of young girls.
A joint ACF is monitored in the same way as an individual ACF. The organiser of a joint ACF will need to consult with the group once a week to find out if they completed their agreed activities, enter the group data and later report back to the group & Social Media on the collective progress achieved.
There is no Planet B!