MOBILIZING PEOPLE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
In order to strengthen individual and multi-stakeholders participation and involvement (including youth, women, indigenous and vulnerable people) in the SDGs my organization and I have set up “Mobilizing People for Sustainable Development Goals” (Mob’4SDG) which aims at connecting, engaging and mobilizing people to sustainable development goals basically through to Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). (Mob’4SDGs) is a set articulated in three components: The Show called “Objective 0 on sustainable development”, the “Panafrican Online University on sustainable development (PaOU_SD); Sustainable Development Goals _Reporters (SDGs_Report) and the Sustainable Development Goals Caravan
“Objective 0 on sustainable development”
Objective 0 is a bimonthly television and radio show (with weekly rebroadcasting) which aims at..
• improving people’s understanding on SDGs and their individual and collective role in the implementation of 203à agenda;
• Stimulates in citizens the sense of volunteerism and commitment towards DSGs
• raising public awareness on the importance of civic and voluntary commitment to SDGs;
• providing a platform of exchange, sharing, analysis, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation of public policies related to the implementation of agenda 2030;
• promoting local initiatives that contribute to achieving SDGs.
• highlighting bad and best practices towards SDGs.
• improving people’s understanding on SDGs and their individual and collective role in the implementation of 2030 agenda;
The Panafrican online University on sustainable development (PaOU_SD)
The Panafrican online University on sustainable development is an educative platform conceived to create, coordinate, share, disseminate and promote educational resources, digital and audiovisual training, objects, content and form which are labeled scientifically, pedagogically and technically for the benefit of young and vulnerable people. It aims to:
•promote access to educational resources to make a significant contribution to the transfer of research results and training in the field of desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable development in Africa.
•promote access to the greatest number of young people and women of resources produced in institutions;
•contribute to the development of new educational resources exploitable.
Sustainable Development Goals Report (SDGs _Report)
The SDGs-Report is a concept but more a tool for mobilization and social dialogue backed by the SMS service. In addition to its dialogic scope that offers stakeholders the opportunity to interact with decision makers to solve the problems they face daily. It includes a monitoring / evaluation dimension of interventions. In short, SDG-Report gives people the means to contribute to development by giving their point of view through surveys or thematic consultations, but also by “evaluating” the actions taken in their favor. And in fact, it is also a platform for sharing information on priority topics and themes of national development. This tool is conceived as a response to a need to increase the participation of the populations globally and specifically young people in the life of society. It also takes into account the concern for equity in the interventions directed at the populations.
The general objective of the SDG-Report Initiative is to create a platform for exchange between decision-makers and the populations through the mobile telephony infrastructure in general and especially SMS technology. This, in order to promote greater social mobilization around development Sustainable Development goals. This initiative is deployed
• First, to encourage adolescents and young people to express themselves and to find solutions to the problems that concern them and to prepare them to become citizens committed to the development of their country, to provide useful information to adolescents and young people so that they can they share them with their communities, involve adolescents and young people in promoting the use of social services.
• Then, it is also a question of amplifying the voice of adolescents and young people to foster dialogue with decision-makers and civil society and finally provide information and data on youth issues to feed programming sensitive to their needs.
Sustainable Development Goals Caravan “SDGs_Caravan”
The sustainable Development Goals Caravan is a three years renewable mobilizing caravan for change which aims to
• Increase country engagement towards sustainable development goals thanks to the..
• strengthened understanding of vulnerable people (young, women, refugees…), civil society, private sector, media and Government on issues related to sustainable development goals increased number of peer educators on sustainable development goals, increased number of person sensitized yearly on the challenges of sustainable development agenda;
• Joint evaluations of the achievement of sustainable development goals by vulnerable people (young, women, refugees…), civil society, private sector, media and Government;
• Valorize /encourage the potential and the contribution of young people and communities in the elaboration and the implementation of innovating solution to foster sustainable development agenda. Increase technological transfer in favor of vulnerable people, especially young, women and indigenous people
• Increase innovations in all social sectors in favor of sustainable development agenda.
• Award vulnerable people for their innovative solution towards sustainable development goals.
• Improve policies and the living conditions of affected populations’ especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous people) thanks to improved countries policies and the diversification of people livelihoods especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous).
• Create a Sustainable Development Center for as a monitoring and evaluation mechanism, which welcomes, listens, advises, guides, shapes and disseminates good practices throughout the world, as well as carries out studies, analyzes and produces statistics on the results of projects created and implemented by young people within the framework of the SDGs
Mob’4SDGs impact can be measured in educational, social, political and environmental levels.
On educational, social and environmental levels, through its approaches Mob’4SDGs offers platforms of learning and understanding the critical issues related to the implementation of SDGs and ways to build strong coalitions for SDGs. It contributes to improving local governance by placing youth, women, vulnerable, indigenous people at the heart of the debates related to SDGs and engaging them in discussions and partnership with government actors, civil society, private sector for effective and inclusive financing, implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.
On political level, Mob’4SDGs contribute to:
• The instauration and operationalization of an effective institutional framework of SDGs through the advocacy for
• an operational multisectoral platform for the follow-up of SDG (MINEPAT, UNO, administrations, the civil society, the parliament, development partners) that meet each year validate SDG implementation regional reports and the national report.
• an operational divisional and local level Council technical committees for participatory monitoring of public investment (at the level of local authorities);
• institution of divisional and regional committees for the follow-up of the physical and financial implementation of public investment;
• The instauration and operationalization of an effective follow up process for SDG by advocating/acting for • follow-up tools for the implementation of SDG;
• harmonization of the formats of local, divisional and regional follow-up report on SDG;
• high reference on sub-national indicators
• periodical follow up reports of SDG indicators and the weak participatory examination of the implementation of SDG at local and national level
• Institutional framework of indicators supplemented by a follow-up framework of indicators that will be developed together with the populations developed by the National Institute of Statistics and the United Nations System based on the global frame work and reflecting national specificities, which for each target, specified among others: indicators; data sources; and stakeholders responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination. We must said that this framework needs to be
• Multiplication of data sources for the monitoring and assessment process of SDG. This imply:
• administrative sources within the various ministries based on projects and annual performance reports; the Local authorities and Consular Chambers.
• qualitative data related to the SDG within the Civil Society, traditional Authorities and Populations at the community level for qualitative data. The private sector through employer’s organisations are not effectively involved. The PTF based on bilateral and multilateral cooperation framework.
• Funding of SNDS for the publishing of expected statistics (especially, statistics derived from administrative sources, statistics on environment and climate change, statistics on the rural sector)
• assessment of the political impacts namely via specific studies
• Elaboration of national framework for quality assurance: (guidelines for surveys and censuses; Guidelines for statistics derived from administrative sources; guidelines for statistical summaries; monitoring/assessment tools for the quality of data)