Communique from the Stepdown Training From SDG16 to SDG 16+: Understanding Interlinkages for Greater impact
The Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) is the road map developed by United Nations to drive the process of making a better live for the citizens of the world by the commitments of member nations to implement them in their different countries on their own pace to support their unique sovereignty.
Based on the mandate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative(OLPHI) now Amaclare Connect & Development Initiative (ACDI) we took a step forward to cascade a stepdown training from the knowledge acquired during the Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria -Understanding the SDG16 & SDG16+ held in Ibadan, Oyo State, organized by Civil Society Coalitions on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) to CSOs in Rivers State, Nigeria.
This is a communique reached at the end of a one-day step down training of civil society organizations (CSOs) organized by SDG16+ Club in conjunction with Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) anchored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative (OLPHI), with the objective of Increasing the knowledge of SDG 16 and SDG 16+ to enhance SDG implementation and achievement among CSOs in Rivers State. The specific objective of the training was the Localization of SDGs by understanding SDG16, SDG 16+ & intersectionalities and interlinkages to other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to development & service providers.
The training held on the 21st of June 2022 in Port Harcourt had 18 organizations in attendance and the following resolutions were reached:
- It was agreed that a communique and press statement should be crafted as one of the outcome from the training engagement.
- It was agreed that advocacy visits should be taken to relevant government Ministries. Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as a way of creating the needed partnership on the SDG goals.
- It was agreed that a notice of advocacy also should be sent to the Rivers State House of Assembly house committee on special duties, SDG committee and the speaker of the house to build political trust.
- It was agreed that CSOs and NGOs should strategize to ensure their impacts are captured within the SDG national frameworks.
- It was agreed that CSOs and NGOs should incorporate the SDG 16+ strategy into their developmental engagements.
- It was agreed that CSOs and NGOs should build synergy that allows for greater working partnerships and collaborations for efficient service delivery to communities, using the SDG goals.
Signed by the following organizations:
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative (OLPHI), Signed Date: 21-06-2022
- Community Resource Development Foundation (CREDEF)
- Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta(P4P)
- Centre for Justice(C4J)
- Handmaid Initiative
- Oyigbo Global Development Initiative
- Chadal International Charity Foundation(CICF).
- Centre for Creative Development Strategies (CCDS)
- Voice of the Vulnerables
- Connecting Peace Initiative(CPI
- Women In Missions
- Rivers Indigenous NGOs(RINGOS)
- Centre for Social Development Initiative(CENSDI)
- Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Ofure Centre for Peace & Development(OCPD)
Centre for Social Justice & Environment Rights Protection(CESJERP).
National Association of Female Teachers (NAFET)
Ministry of Health-Sexual & Gender Based –State Program