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Status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Niger Delta

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PIND’s economic development projects supports rural farmers in several sectors though private sector development, linkages to best practices, finance, technology, ICT, WASH and vocation

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Status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Niger Delta

  1. 1. Status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Niger Delta, 2019 Presented by Blessing Allen-Adebayo
  2. 2.  PIND and the SDGs  Roundtable on SDGs in the Niger Delta  Status of the SDGs in the Niger Delta  Recommendations 2
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  6. 6.  PIND’s economic development projects supports rural farmers in several sectors though private sector development, linkages to best practices, finance, technology, ICT, WASH and vocation skills leading to additional income and jobs. SDGs Indicators:1.2.1, 2.3.1,2.3.2, 4.4.1, 4.a.1,  Funding other NGOs in Rivers, Imo, Ondo to replicate models 8
  7. 7.  PIND is providing technical support to State’s on specific policy and strategy development, to promote investment in their agricultural sectors. SDGs Indicator 1.b.1, 2.a.1,  Ondo, Delta, and Edo States to produce five-year agriculture policies. 9
  8. 8.  PIND is working to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the long-term planning of States in the Niger Delta. The Global Goals are integrated in a balanced manner of three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social, and environmental. 10
  9. 9.  The CAPABLE program has developed suite of training, coaching and mentoring model that improves the capacity index of CSOs, leading them to receive funding for SDGs in the Niger Delta SDGs indicators:17.9.1 11
  10. 10.  The most recent Niger Delta Development Forum, the largest advocacy platform in the region to discuss topical socioeconomic issues, advanced this linking was in the 2018 edition themed “Delivering Results: Implementing a State-Led Plan” engaged all the States in the Niger Delta region and working with seven – Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo — to harmonize and present their vision for a long-term development planning strategy. 12
  11. 11.  PIND organized a one-day high level stakeholder’s roundtable on advancing the SDGs in the Niger Delta. The roundtable aimed to engage key stakeholders in strategic government positions, academia, and civil society into discussions and activities that will utilize the SDGs to advance socioeconomic and environmental development of the Niger Delta. 13
  12. 12. 14 Objectives stakeholders’ roundtable were:  Share Best Practices  Mobilize regional support through localized action  Peer learning from successes and failures
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  14. 14.  63 participants (Female, 27: Male, 36)  From national and State SDGs offices and other Niger Delta State Ministries, Departments and Agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks, private sector, academia and the media. 16
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  17. 17.  Increase participation of citizens and civil society in budgetary processes to support open government initiatives.  State Government, civil society, and the private sector and civil society advisory groups of OSSAP-SDGs should support strategic platforms to increase awareness and knowledge on SDGs.  Given limited resources, explore innovative initiatives with impact to support the SDGs. 19
  18. 18.  Build capacity of CSOs  Federal and State governments should adopt inclusive processes towards developing contributions to the upcoming Voluntary National Review (VNR) 2020, and ensure final document is validated by the public before submission.  Private sector stakeholders need to be engaged and galvanized to achieve the SDGs, especially the economic and growth focused goals. 20
  19. 19.  Federal and State governments should adopt inclusive processes towards developing contributions to the upcoming Voluntary National Review (VNR) 2020, and ensure that not only are citizens engaged but the final document is validated by the public before submission  The OSSAP-SDGs Office should co-create a work-plan and strategic engagement plan with civil society, private sector, other stakeholders, and broader public to ensure that citizens feel carried along with their reforms  Leverage private sector networks to reach local communities. Share promotional materials with private sector actors to increase awareness of the SDGs. Leverage private sector expertise in profitability for best practices in budget design and implementation. 21
  20. 20.  At the Roundtable, PIND awarded grants to two CSOs to coordinate dialogues sessions on SDGs between the state, local government and community. (in Delta and Ondo States)  Issued questionnaire on SDGs to the 9 Niger Delta States focal persons and received responses from 5 states. 22
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  22. 22. Thank You!

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