Department of Economic and Social Affairs Public Institutions
3rd Workshop on Implementation of UN Principles of Effective Governance for Sustainable Development
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 27, 2022 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, October 29, 2022 1:00 PM
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Workshop on Strengthening National Institutional Capacities for

the UN Decade of Action for Sustainable Development and AU Agenda 2063

Cape Town, South Africa - 27 to 29 October 2022



Since 2019, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) have been engaged in implementing the African Union-United Nations Framework for the Implementation of the AU-Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda, including the organisation of two continental workshops in Pretoria and Cape Town that targeted senior policymakers and SDG focal points  This workshop entitled ‘Strengthening National Institutional Capacities for the UN Decade of Action for Sustainable Development and AU Agenda 2063’ is the third in a series jointly organized in support of building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in Africa at all levels. The workshop builds on past efforts to implement the recommendations reached in previous joint APRM/DESA events, in which there has been a clear call to build on the progress made to support countries in implementing Agenda 2030 and the 2063 Agenda.

With critical governance gaps and needs identified through prior activities, this workshop is intended to help countries move forward on recommendations emanating from the 2022 high-level political forum (HLPF), including in relation to specific SDGs, and to strengthen engagement of local governments in SDG implementation efforts. It also provides a forum for countries that presented their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2022 HLPF to share experiences, including lessons learned and good practices in institutional strengthening.

The workshop takes place against the backdrop of multiple, interlinked global crises with implications for African countries which will contribute to the preparations for the midpoint review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and of the second ten-year implementation plan of Agenda 2063.



- Concept note

- Programme as of 28 October 2022

- Biography of speakers

- Reading material

- Information note



Session 1: Accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda and 2063 Agenda in Africa: how far have we come?

- 2022 Voluntary National Reviews Synthesis Report and African VNRs 2016-2023, Ms. Tonya Vaturi, UN DESA


Session 2: Institutions and the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development in Africa: moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

- Remarks by Ms. Evenilde Tamele, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique (English / Portuguese)


Session 3: Application of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) principles to the SDGs

- Remarks by Mr. Anatole, Mulindwa, Rwanda Governance Board, Rwanda

- Integrated National Financing Frameworks: The Nigeria Experience, Ms. Rose Keffas, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs


Session 4: Sharing experiences and lessons learned from the Voluntary National Reviews 2022

- Ghana's VNR and Participation in 2022 HLPF, Dr. Richard Osei Bofah, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana


Session 6: Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 at subnational level

- Presentation by Mr. Amson Sibanda, UN DESA


Session 7: Presentation of the APRM Toolkit – reflections from Member States

- Presentation by Felix Addo-Yobo, Office of the President, Ghana

- Competency Toolkit, Dr. George Kojo Scott,  African Association for Public Administration and Management (Remarks / Presentation)

- Fiscal and Monetary Interventions: Leaving no one behind, Prof. Rafiu Aregbeshola, University of South Africa and Dr. Enock Nyorekwa Twinoburyo, SDGs Centre for Africa

- Leaving No One Behind Toolkit - Social Equity Strategy for Africa "A Call for Action", Dr. Hanan Rezk, Ministy of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt

- A Toolkit for Strategic Planning and Foresight, Dr. Mohamed Elkaramany, American University in Cairo, Egypt

- Agenda 2063: 7 Aspirations & 20 Goals, Ms. Sara Hamouda, African Peer Review Mechanism


Resource links

- Previous DESA/APRM workshops:

    - Effective governance for sustainable development: Putting principles into practice (30 October - 1 November 2019)

    - Accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and AI Agenda 2063 in Africa: Building resilient institutions for the SDGs in the time of COVID-19 (28 - 30 October 2021)

- Booklet providing a quick overview of the 11 principles

- Integrated National Financing Frameworks brochure


Media Coverage

"Africa prepares to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030"



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