To become a test bed of locally applied sustainability-driven solutions and the go-to knowledge and solutions repository for sustainable development in West Africa.
SSL will realize this vision by applying the following guiding principles:
Transform Education: Lead, inspire, and grow the next-generation of sustainability innovators, entrepreneurs, and practitioners on a platform of solutions-based learning and integrated research.
Empower the Community: Use an innovative education model to build knowledge and capacity in sustainable communities that can address sustainability challenges through applied solutions.
Create Shared-Value: Convene and leverage public and private organizations and resources to partner in delivering the greatest societal impact.
Innovate Through Resiliency: Build resiliency into urban planning, governance and infrastructure development through responsible research and innovation.
Grow a Sustainable Economy: Create opportunity within a vibrant market-based economy that synergistically supports a thriving community and natural environment.
To provide integrated research, solutions, education, entrepreneurship, and innovation to enable sustainable economic development:
Growing Capacity: Convening the organizations, people, knowledge, and skills needed to develop, maintain, and strengthen sustainable economic development using practical solutions.
Operationalizing Sustainable Development: Engaging the systemic interactions between policy, public health, environment, innovation, and technology needed to drive sustainable development in all of its forms.