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Localisation and Domestication of Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 countries (including South Africa) as a new global agenda on 25 September 2015 and came into force officially on 01 January 2016. SDGs are a set of goals towards ending poverty, ensuring prosperity and protecting planet. Although broader in scope, address root causes, are universal, comprehensive…SDGs build on the success of MDGs. All 17 goals and 169 targets matter to local government. In other words, all SDGs are applicable across all clusters, units and departments of eThekwini Municipality. Within this context MILE in partnership with the eThekwini Municipal Academy and CIFAL Durban hosted its second Management Seminar on localising SDGs. 

Iinformative presentations were done by Mr Puven Akkiah, eThekwini Municipality IDP Senior Manager, Dr Mpilo Ngubane, Head eThekwini Municipal Academy and Ms Helen North, Provincial Head: STATS SA.

During his presentation Dr Ngubane mentioned the difference between MDGs and SDGs and highlighted the importance of SDG goals and indicators. He simplified the definition of sustainable development and indicated that although SDGs are not legally binding it is the responsibility of the city to begin the implementation and communication process saying that creating awareness is the first step.
Ms Helen North shared insight on localising and mainstreaming SDGS.  In her presentation North also  mentioned the importance of an inclusive implementation process in terms of SDGs. 

"Mainstreaming refers to the incorporation of sustainable development targets in national and local strategies, plans, and budgets, and data systems. Mainstreaming is about taking programmes and aligning them to the SDGs, " ​said North. 

As part of MILE’s blended learning approach during the Seminar participants viewed a Ted Talk video by Michael Green on "How we can make the world a better place by 2030."​Social progress expert Green invited participants to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.

The seminar served as a platform to create awareness and serve as a catalyst to localize, contextualize and mainstream SDG process and indicators, as well as build capacity in the pursuit of development outcomes.

Download Presentations below


 Presentations: Management Seminar-20th July 2017

Dr Mpilo Ngubane-Enabling institutional arrangements for localising sustainable development goals.pdf
20/07/2017 11:34Janice Moodley Ethekwini
Stats SA-Localising and mainstreaming SDGs.pdf
20/07/2017 11:33Janice Moodley Ethekwini

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