Wednesday, May 6, 2020
webinar “Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery”,
You are invited to join the webinar “Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery”, which will take place on Tuesday, 12 May and Thursday, 14 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT.
The draft program for the webinar.
Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies:
Considering COVID-19 response and recovery
Although countries have made significant progress in translating the 2030 Agenda into national
policy frameworks, major gaps and challenges remain. In this regard, the 2030 Agenda calls on
countries to “develop as soon as practicable ambitious national responses to the overall
implementation of this Agenda. These can support the transition to the SDGs and build on
existing planning instruments, such as national development and sustainable development
strategies, as appropriate”
The gaps and challenges of integrating the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs into national policy
frameworks are leading to renewed interest in national development planning. Major
development challenges that countries are confronting, from the climate crisis and rising
inequalities to rapid technological change and protracted conflicts have also placed added
pressure on the need for innovative and integrated solutions. New and emerging challenges such
as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are also affecting societies and economies at their
core, reversing development gains.
The aim of the webinar is to identify good practices and approaches for the integration of the
2030 Agenda into national development plans, national sustainable development strategies, and
related instruments, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the capacity
of countries to implement the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development.
12 May 2020
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Mr. Alexander Trepelkov, Officer-in-Charge, Division for Sustainable Development Goals,
Moderator: Mr. Amson Sibanda, Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building
Branch, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, DESA
Topic 1: National planning – responding to changing circumstances
Topic 2: Integration at the country level: good practices and lessons learned, including
COVID-19 response measures
14 May 2020
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Mr. Amson Sibanda, Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building Branch, Division
for Sustainable Development Goals, DESA
Moderator: Mr. Darren Swanson, Director, Novel Futures Corporation
Topic 3: Exploring interlinkages – informing plans and strategies
Topic 4: Institutions for integration and planning – key lessons learned
Please register here by 11 May: https://tinyurl.com/SDGsintegration
Connection details will be shared with registered participants.
at May 06, 2020