The Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in collaboration with Deloitte, under the auspices of the Office of the President and the SDGs Advisory Unit, will be organising a multi-stakeholder conference on Thursday.
The conference, which would be held in Accra at the Accra International Conference Centre, at 0900 hours, would be on the theme: “Opportunities in Sustainable Development through Strategic Partnerships.”
The conference would provide a platform for dialogue on multi-stakeholder mobilisation and engagement on SDGs implementation in Ghana.
“It will also provide a platform for stakeholders from the private sector to explore opportunities for business and strategic partnerships that will contribute towards growth and ensure prosperity for the nation”, a statement jointly signed Mr George Osei-Bimpeh, Ms Beauty Emefa Narteh and Ms Joyce Laenyoh, all Co-Chairs of the CSO Platform on SDGs, has said.
It said in 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, fight hunger, tackle climate change and save the planet from environmental degradation.
This global agenda, according to the UN, is a plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.
All stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, are to implement this plan.
The statement explained: “The Government of Ghana on 25 September 2015, committed to implementing the 17 Goals, together with its 169 targets. In line with this, a National Civil Society Platform on the SDGs was launched in 2015 to ensure a more collaborative and coordinated approach to engaging CSOs on the SDGs.
“This has led to good collaborative efforts between the CSOs and the Government.
Much as a good model has been carved for government-civil society engagement, the same is yet to be said for the government-private sector engagement, efforts to coordinate the SDGs have so far not formally included the private sector.” the statement said.
The statement said a well-coordinated and collaborative framework among the government, private sector and civil society was critical for attaining successful implementation of the SDGs.