GCAP co-organises a side event, titled, “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 at the Summit of the Future for a Networked and Inclusive Multilateralism” at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.

 

This side event will explore how African civil society, in collaboration with governments and the African Union, can foster consensus-building among nations and stakeholders. The goal is to ensure that African interests are well-represented at the 2024 HLPF and the Summit of the Future, thereby advancing the implementation of both the 2030 Agenda and the Second ten-year implementation plan of Agenda 2063.

 

Title: Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 at the Summit of the Future for a Networked and Inclusive Multilateralism

Date: 19 April 2024

Time: 14:00-15:30 EAT

Room: Virtual

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcumqpzIvHNMKBCOLcRA8NRePT3PbZ5Xi#/registration

Concept and details: https://shorturl.at/nsO45

Key Objectives

  • From the African perspective, generate recommendations on how key global governance proposals — institutional, legal, normative and operational — to be adopted in the Pact for the Future, Declaration on Future Generations and Global Digital Compact at the Summit of the Future may be implemented through multi-stakeholder Smart Coalitions constituting Member States, civil society, academia, think tanks, foundations, and the private sector to be set up at the UN Civil Society Conference in Nairobi (9-10 May 2024).
  • Identify synergies and interlinkages between the AU Agenda 2063, UN SDGs and Our Common Agenda to accelerate their implementation on behalf of the African people and that of the continent at the Summit of the Future.
  • Raise awareness on the Summit of the Future and reflect on the collective role of African states, multilateral institutions, and African civil society organizations to make a meaningful contribution to the Summit and its outcomes.

Organizer: SDGs Kenya Forum

Co-Organisers: GCAP Africa, Coalition for the UN We Need, SDG Kenya Forum, Nigeria Network of NGOs, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict , Oxfam, AU Economic Social and Cultural Council 

Draft Agenda

Welcome & Introduction: Florence Syevuo, C4UN Co-Chair & Executive Director of SDGs Kenya Forum

Opening remarks

  • Representative from Government of Kenya
  • Carole Osero-Ageng’o, Co-Chair of the 2024 United Nations Civil Society Conference & Global Initiatives Lead and Africa Regional Representative at HelpAge International
  • Nudhara Yusuf, Co-Chair of the 2024 United Nations Civil Society Conference & Executive Coordinator for Global Governance Innovation Network at The Stimson Center

Panel Discussion

  • Khalid Boudali, Presiding Officer, AU ECOSOCC
  • Ahunna Eziakonwa, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa
  • Nuru Maro, Tanzania, GCAP Youth Constituency Group

Respondents

  • Marcel Carlos Akpovo, East Africa regional representative OHCHR
  • Dr Solomon Ayele Dersso, Executive Director, Amani Africa
  • Renata Juliotti – Consultancy & Research Lead at Group Talento Incluir

Q&A and Open Discussion

Closing Remarks: Florence Syevuo, C4UN Co-Chair & Executive Director of SDGs Kenya Forum