UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and IISAC


International Institute for Scientific & Academic Collaboration, Inc.(IISAC), being a US non-profit organization, is promoting United Nations’ (UNs), Seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the empowerment of humanity by upholding UN’s motto “Peace and Prosperity for People and Planet”.

The platform IISAC has created on international education based on its twenty five years of experience is capable of pooling the strengths of NGOs and institutions of higher learning in both USA and India. This arrangement is ideal for implementing some of the UNs SDGs in both countries.

IISAC’s current activities in India are in the following five flagship areas that overlap with many of the UN’s sustainable development goals, specifically SDG3, SDG4, SDG5, SDG6, SDG7, SDG8, SDG10, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15 and SDG17.

  • IISAC and Environmental Protection
  • IISAC and Children with Developmental Disabilities
  • IISAC and Global Health
  • IISAC and Social Empowerment
  • IISAC and Technological Innovations

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the UN to transform the world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty GOAL 2: Zero Hunger GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being GOAL 4: Quality Education GOAL 5: Gender Equality GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 14: Life below Water GOAL 15: Life on Land GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal UNs SDGs LINK: https://sdgs.un.org/goals
IISAC Chairman Abraham Joseph, IISAC dignitaries, faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Management Studies at Cochin University of Science and Technology after a seminar on UN’s sustainable development goals and their implementation in India IISAC Vice Chairman, Prof. Sunny Luke, with students and faculty from a US university during their South India Biodiversity filed program of one month in Kerala. This was organized by IISAC as part of their undergraduate course No: BIOL 380 – Topics in Biology


IISAC coordinators for UN - SDGs Programs

  1. Dr. Abraham Joseph, Chairman, IISAC (Former Senior UN Diplomat, NY, USA)
  2. Dr. Sunny Luke, Vice Chairman, IISAC (Distinguished Medical Scientist and Graduate Professor, NJ, USA)  
  3. Engr. Alex. V. Koshy, Executive Director, IISAC (Engineering, Manger, Environmental Planner, NJ, USA)
  4. Mr. Abraham Thomas, Director of Administration, IISAC (Insurance, Administration, Tax expert, Non-Profit Administration, NJ, USA) 
  5. Dr. Rajeev Thachil, Director, Medical Education & Clerkship Abroad India Program, IISAC (Pulmonary, Critical care and sleep medicine, PA, USA)
  6. Dr. Ngan F. Huang (Associate Professor, Scientist Bioengineering, Stem Cell technology,  Stanford University, CA, USA)
  7. Mr. Sanoop Luke (Media Management, YouTube learning content development, London, UK)

Biodiversity & Environmental Protection Group

  1. Dr. P.P. Mathur (Vice Chancellor, Educationist & Scientist)
  2. Dr. Punnan Kurian ( Professor, Scientist – Biodiversity, Tropical diseases & Environmental protection )
  3. Dr. Saji Baby ( Professor, Scientist – Sustainable development, Climate change and Coastal zone management) 
  4. Dr. Shaji E (Professor, Scientist – Geosciences, Water recourses management, Ground water and Land slide)   
  5. Dr. Shivadas Menon  (Agriculture Specialist)

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Rehabilitation Group

  1. Dr. George Padanilam (Surgeon, Children with Physical disabilities, OH, USA)
  2. Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla  (Professor, Neurologist, Scientist – Neurophysiology)
  3. Mr. K.B. Kumar (Education and Neurodiversity Consultant)
  4. Dr. Achuthshanker (Professor, Scientist – Bioinformatics, Artificial intelligence and Machine learning) 
  5. Dr. Praveen G. Pai (Geriatrics physician and senior care specialist)
  6. Dr. Tessy Tom (Professor of Mathematics, Neuroscientist, Certified Corporate Trainer)
  7. Dr. Shaji George (Biochemist, Drug Development, Molecular Biology)

Global Health Group

  1. Dr. Marina Rajan (Professor, Public Health, Tuberculosis, AIDS and Cancer)
  2. Dr. A. K. Mathai (Clinical informatics, Clinical trials, Regulatory affairs and Epidemiology) 
  3. Dr. Maryanne Charath (Public Health, Infectious diseases, Covid 19, Epidemiology) 
  4. Dr. Abraham Kalamannil (Chairman Mount Zion Group of Institutions, Consultant Medical and  Technical education)
  5. Ms. Swathy Radhakrishnan (Molecular Pathology Specialist, VCU, VA, USA)
  6. Ms. Angela Varghese (Data analytics, Visualization, Statistical Modeling )
  7. Dr. Amrutha T.S (Community Oncology) 
  8. Dr. Jamal David (Public Health and Community Medicine)

Social Empowerment Group

  1. Dr. Aniamma Joseph (Professor, Social activist, Writer, Social empowerment)
  2. Prof. Dr. Lalitha Mathew, Director-Youth Empowerment & Soft Skill Training
  3. Adv. Cyric Thomas (Legal Consultant)
  4. Prof. Dr. Babu Joseph (Social Empowerment)
  5. Ms. Meethu Kalam (Mass Media, Digital Media, Print Media)

Technological Innovations Group

  1. Engr. Antony Prince [Ship designer and Consultant of international reputation]
  2. Engr. Shyam Kumar (Mechanical engineer, Water purification, Solar power, Electric vehicle)
  3. Engr. Thomas Chennikara (Software Engineer, Green technology and Solar power)  
  4. Engr. Thomas Mottackal ( Drinking water treatment and waste treatment specialist)

IISAC’s Secondary Consultants for UNs SDGs

  1. Dr. George C Winny (Child Psychiatrist, Autism and Behavioral therapy specialist)  
  2. Dr. Sreekanth (Virologist, Scientist - Clinical genomics, Molecular biology of Viruses)
  3. Dr. Jamie Joseph (Professor -   Neuropsychology)
  4. Dr. Sandra Joji (Alternative medicine and   Naturopathy)
  5. Dr. Jacob. C. Tony (Neuromuscular Physician) 
  6. Dr. Jasmine Thomas (Oncology Scientist)
  7. Fr. Sebastian Punnassery, Director JIMPIRE
  8. Dr. Harikumar (Biodiversity, Plant taxonomy, Environmental protection)
  9. Mr. Cifin Joseph (Rehabilitation Specialist & Physical Therapist)
Biodiversity and Earth