During the end of 2013 and the first half of 2014, SDplanNet and its operating institutions IISD, IGES and ATPS, together with its regional and global collaborating partners, convened a series of regional workshops in Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean and Africa designed to explore future governance needs for implementing the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda. The collaborating partners include Stakeholderforum and its Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development and Similar Bodies, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development.
The regional workshops identified capacity building needs in the respective regions and also revealed that there is significant interest from existing networks of national level practitioners to engage in sharing good practices and defining needs for national and local governments and other stakeholders to engage in implementing sustainable development plans and policies.
Outcomes from all regional workshops along with key presentations and a synthesis report can be downloaded from this link.
The people behind the regional and global SDplanNet operations and their partners are currently planning for the future activities of the regional and global SDplanNet networks. The purpose is to contribute to the improving sustainable development governance at global, regional, national and sub-national levels with a particular focus on creating an alliance for sustainability transitions. The partners and their networks will aim to create communities of practice on (i) strategy and multi-stakeholder institutions; (ii) integrated planning, policy and budgeting; and (iii) monitoring, reporting and accountability.