STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED IMPACT
Despite significant socio-economic growth in recent years, the rise of prosperity and empowerment has not lifted all boats. While the overall proportion of Africans living in poverty is lower than ever, many millions of people still live in extreme poverty.
Desertification/land degradation and drought (DLDD) are challenges of a global dimension. They contribute to and aggravate economic, social and environmental problems such as poverty, poor health, lack of food security, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, reduced resilience to climate change and forced migration. They continue to pose serious challenges to the sustainable development of all countries, particularly affected countries.
In many cities, inequality is increasing and persistent discrimination limits women and girls to have access to opportunities. Hundreds of women have been driven from their homes. Many communities are facing famine, extreme weather events, poorly managed urbanization, early marriage and childbirth, population growth, water scarcity, armed conflict, gender-based violence, ethnic discrimination, religious or political and increasing violent extremism.
At the international level, a series of historic agreements concluded in 2015 – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Climate Change Action Program and Addis Ababa third International Conference on Financing for Development – A Better Future-. These efforts were complemented by the peace resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council (Assembly resolution 70/262 and Council resolution 2282 (2016)), as well as the new way of working in emergency and crisis situations. Development challenges related to coexistence These comprehensive and interdependent programs, which transcend the pillars of peace, development and human rights of the United Nations, provide a clear roadmap for Member States (Cameroon in particular) and the United Nations system.
Universal in its coverage, the 2030 Agenda applies to all countries and commits the international community to leave no one behind. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the lives of all, prevent natural and man-made crises and lay a solid foundation for human rights, stability, prosperity and peace in all communities. Addressing DLDD will involve long-term integrated strategies that simultaneously focus on the improved productivity of land and the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of land and water resources. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) can play a central role in addressing these issues through capacity-building, the sharing of successful experiences, technology transfer, the provision of scientific support, awareness-raising, mobilization of resources and the provision of assistance to countries in implementing policies at national, subregional, regional and international levels.
There is a need for Cameroon and African states to develop new capabilities and transform working methods to enable more societal responses; there is a need to respond to all of the development challenges of our time, as set out in the 2030 Agenda. It requires greater accountability, greater transparency and control, and calls for greater coherence at all levels, especially through a reinvigorated resident coordinator system.
Eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and end exclusion become a necessity. Strengthening state institutions so that they can effectively deliver services to people is key to helping create decent jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities, especially for young people, and increasing women’s participation. to the labor market, thus enabling people to better manage their future. By addressing the root causes of crises, it is possible to prevent the fraying of the social fabric and consolidate the foundations for peace, prosperity and inclusive societies. Sustainable development builds resilience and supports peace, and sustainable peace enables sustainable development.
The 2030 Agenda represents a paradigm shift, with multiple implications for international cooperation for sustainable development. It aims to complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and transform economies and patterns of consumption and production, while protecting the environment and the dignity and rights of all people around the world. It reaffirms the importance of effective institutions, adequate funding and partnerships to achieve sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda, with the transformation it seeks, has important implications for governments, the United Nations and all stakeholders in sustainable development.
Conceptually, Global goals ambition requires a « whole-of-government » approach. The current development landscape presents an inspiring range of new actors. Powerful national forces, covering all levels: government, civil society, academia, the scientific community and the private sector, from microenterprises to multinationals, need to come together to fight poverty. This reflects the underlying vision of the global partnership in the 2030 Agenda – where governments, the private sector, civil society and the United Nations work together to mobilize all available resources, which can be a potential asset. But to realize the promise of a prosperous and peaceful future, these development actors have to find new ways to work together and leverage genuine partnerships that make the most of the expertise, technology and resources for growth sustainable and inclusive. The rapid evolution of alternative forms of development cooperation, including the intensification of South-South cooperation to achieve the goals.
By promising to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda calls for multi-stakeholder collaboration among policymakers, development practitioners and multilateral agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the existence and substance of the program sustainable development agenda and included in the process of its implementation.
The problem is that millions of Cameroonians and Africans are left behind when talking about Sustainable Development Goals. NGOs, farmers, women, Scientifics ,community, youth and children, Indigenous Peoples and their communities, business and industry, workers and trade unions do not know the ins and outs of the Sustainable Development Goals. They don’t know the role they play for materialization of the 2030 agenda.
VISION AND OVERALL GOAL OF OBJECTIVE O
In 2030, by contributing to the realization of the United Nations vision and the sustainable development agenda, African states have a growing economy and abundant biodiversity in a secure, democratic, peaceful and respectful human rights space for the well-being of the people thanks to the strengthened capacities of the actors, the stakeholders, the communities and to the concerted and participative management « .
- Overall Goal
To enhancing multi-stakeholders (Governments, NGOs, farmers, Scientifics, community, youth and children, women, Indigenous Peoples and their communities, business and industry, workers and trade unions) participation and involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing ignorance on the 2030 Agenda.
Strategic objective 1: To improve people understanding on sustainable development goals and their challenges
Expected impact 1.1:Ignorance and misunderstanding of people about Global Goals and their challenges are reduced
Expected Impact 1.2:Measures for sustainable development goals are shared and debated
Strategic objective 2: To increase countries engagement towards sustainable Development Goals
Expected Impact 2.1: Governments, Citizen and companies’ engagement and synergy towards sustainable Development Goals are increased
Expected Impact 2.2: National voluntarily targets concerning Sustainable Development Goals are set by countries, related measures are identified and implemented, necessary monitoring system is established
Expected Impact 2.3: Governments, Citizen especially women, children, youth and other minority groups monitor individually and collectively countries progress in achieving sustainable Development Goals
Strategic objective 3: To improve policies and the living conditions of affected populations’ especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous people)
Expected impact 3.1: Countries policies are improved
Expected impact 3.2: The livelihoods of people especially vulnerable/minority people (women, youth, children, and indigenous people) areas are improved and diversified
Expected impact 3.3: Local people, especially women and youth, are empowered and participate in decision-making processes in achieving sustainable Development Goals and combatting DLDD
Expected impact 3.4 Migration forced by desertification and land degradation is substantially reduced.
Strategic objective 4: To mitigate, adapt to, and manage the effects of drought and climate change in order to enhance resilience of vulnerable populations and ecosystems
Expected impact 4.1 Ecosystems’ vulnerability to drought and climate change is reduced, including through sustainable land and water management practices.
Expected impact 4.2 Communities’ resilience to drought and climate change is increased.
Strategic objective 5: To generate global environmental and health benefits through effective implementation of United Nations Convention ratified
Expected impact 5.1 Sustainable land management and the combating of DLDD contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and addressing climate change.
Expected impact 5.2 Synergies with other multilateral environmental and health agreements and processes are enhanced.
Strategic objective 6: To mobilize substantial and additional financial and non-financial resources to support the implementation of the Convention by building effective partnerships at global and national level
Expected impact 6.1 Adequate and timely public and private financial resources are further mobilized towards sustainable Development Goals and made available to affected country/areas, including through domestic resource mobilization.
Expected impact 6.2 International support is provided for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building and “on-the-ground interventions” in affected country to support the implementation of the UNCCD Convention and others united Nations conventions, including through North–South, South– South and triangular cooperation.
The Program will be implemented through actions at national or sub-regional levels with the support of partners in accordance with national priorities and in a spirit of international solidarity and partnership including public–private partnerships, and innovative agreements. This program (that activities will consist in advocacy, awareness raising, education, capacity building, research and studies) intents:
With respect to financial and non-financial resources:
1. Increase mobilization of financial and non-financial resources for the implementation of sustainable Development Goals from international and domestic, public and private sources as well as from local communities, including non-traditional funding sources, and climate finance;
2. Take advantage of the opportunity to use agenda 2030 as a framework to enhance the coherence, effectiveness and multiple benefits of investments;
3. To improve the use of existing and/or innovative financial processes and institutions;
With respect to policy and planning:
1. influence the Development, implementation, revision and regularly monitoring, as appropriate, national, sub regional and regional action programs and/or plans as effective tools to combat desertification/DLDD, mitigate the effects of drought and to reach sustainable Development goals;
2. influence the establishment of policies and enabling environments for promoting and implementing solutions to combat desertification/land degradation, mitigate the effects of drought, including prevention, relief and recovery and to reach sustainable Development goals;
3. contribute to lever synergies and integrate agenda 2030, while optimizing efficacy and eliminating duplication of efforts, into (i) national plans related to the other multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the other Rio conventions; and (ii) other international commitments as appropriate, within their respective mandates;
4. Mainstream participatory monitoring as appropriate tool into economic, environmental and social policies, with a view to increasing the impact and effectiveness of the implementation of 2030 agenda;
5. influence the establishment of national policies, measures and governance for disaster preparedness and management, including disaster contingency plans;
With respect to actions on the ground:
1. Provide a television platform for exchange, sharing, analysis and advocacy on national and international issues / challenges related to peace and sustainable development;
2. Promote local initiatives that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
3. Raise public awareness of the importance of their civic and voluntary involvement in promoting the sustainable development agenda;
4. Highlight bad practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
5. contribute to the creation of enabling environments for promoting solutions contributing to sustainable development goals;
6. Develop scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to sustainable developments goals;
7. Identify and address capacity-building needs to prevent and reverse matters, barriers to sustainable development goals;
8. contribute to the development and Implementation of sustainable development practices;
9. contribute to the implementation of restoration and rehabilitation practices in order to assist with the recovery of good governance and ecosystem functions and services;
10. contribute to the development and operationalization of early warning systems and safety-net programs, as appropriate;
11. Promote alternative livelihoods;
12. Establish systems for sharing information and knowledge and facilitate networking on best practices and approaches for sustainable development.