In the last two days, the Global Forum for National SDG advisory bodies is being held in Bogota which gathered a significant number of participants, amongst them also INDEP. The kick-off meeting focused on understanding how is progress being made with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) around the world, who monitors them in the individual countries, and who advises political leaders on their implementation.
The network was established last September at the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit in New York. The meeting is expected to give rise to the first partnerships between countries, for example on projects to establish renewable energies or to examine how cities and local governments can produce sustainability plans. Another point is set to address the question of how individual countries can have their sustainability policy scrutinized independently, for instance via peer review processes.
INDEP is being represented by our operations manager, Learta Hollaj, who is having the chance to present the project ‘Sustainably Developing (Local) Governments for Sustainable Development Goals #SDG4SDGs’ supported by GIZ through the 2030 Agenda Transformation Fund commissioned by BMZ. With this project, INDEP has worked on three fronts: localizing SDGs at the municipal level (working closely with 7 Municipalities in Kosovo), offering advisory support to the Council for Sustainable Development, as well as, creating awareness about SDGs and 2030 Agenda through workshops, trainings, brochures, and various interactive events.