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  • Post 2015 Breakfast Meeting_Localization of the SDGs

    A major outcome of Rio Summit in 2012 was the agreement by member states to launch a process to develop a sustainable development framework to replace Millennium Development Goals. While the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) have been instrumental in addressing global challenges and led and the poor lifted out of poverty, a series of initiatives have commenced at the global, regional and national levels to define the post 2015 development agenda. Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) in collaboration with United Nations in Uganda and National Planning Authority organized the 52nd State of Nation Platform titled “Localization of Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.” With the development of National Development Plan (NDP II) the dialogue presented an extraordinary opportunity for Uganda to show leadership in the implementation of a post-2015 agenda.

  • Post 2015 Localization Workshops report

    The workshop created a space for representatives of various stakeholder groups (government and nongovernmental organizations) to discuss how to implement the Post 2015 development agenda successfully in Uganda. Participants were trained to become agents of change in the process of implementing a truly a transformative development agenda and to drive crucial discussions around policy integration and financing the new agenda using local resources. Concrete localization measures could include translation of the SDGs into local languages and ensuring equal access to information about the Post 2015 process for everyone. Targets and indicators should be adapted to the Ugandan context for example by expressing monetary values in Uganda Shilling instead of US Dollar.

    Localization has to go hand in hand with participatory community planning, prioritization and decision making, as this is the foundation for long-lasting ownership. It is further instrumental for the localization process to integrate the SDGs not only into national strategies, Local Government development plans and monitoring frameworks, but also into strategic frameworks of NGOs, CSOs, traditional Development Partners as well as new ones (churches, private companies etc.). New income sources for financing the implementation need to be generated by exploring options for increased local revenue collection and by becoming more creative in looking beyond the realm of traditional financing resources. This will bring new stakeholders on board, and by diversifying resources, make the implementation process itself more resilient to shocks. Implementing the new agenda can only be achieved through a joint effort, in which Central- and Local Governments, Civil Society Organizations, Development Partners and new partners coordinate their work and display collective leadership in driving the transformation process.


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