Numerous discussions are being held throughout the country on the alignment of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Development Plan (NDP), and how this alignment could be reinforced through the domestication of the SDGs and associated indicators.
To foster further multi-stakeholder discussions, the South Africa-European Union (SA-EU) Sustainability Transition Dialogue is supporting the organisation of five multi-stakeholder workshops to be hosted in different locations in the first half of 2017.
The SA-EU Sustainability Transition Dialogue is organised in partnership with the The SA-EU Dialogue Facility, the Departments of Environmental Affairs, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Science and Technology, and in collaboration with Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), the University of South Africa (UNISA), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
The discussions will focus on the implementation of both the NDP and the SDGs and, specifically, on the most appropriate metrics and indicators that could be used to track the progress of South Africa’s transition to sustainability.
The workshops are as follows:
Workshop 1: 23-24 February 2017 (Mannah Guest Lodge, 39 Pomona Rd. Pomona, OR Tambo Int, Gauteng – closing date for expression of interest is 17 February 2017)
Workshop 2: 16-17 March 2017 (Limpopo – venue to be decided)
Workshop 3: 18-19 April 2017, alongside the SEED Symposium (Diep in die Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng)
Workshop 4: 4-5 May 2017, alongside World Economic Forum (KZN, Ethekwini – venue to be decided)
Workshop 5: 3rd or 4th week June 2017 (Western Cape – venue to be decided)
The workshops aim to facilitate an exchange of information between the South African and EU stakeholders.
You are invited to express your interest in participating in the workshops. Expressions of interest should be sent to the logistics team: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any technical queries, please contact:
Mapula Tshangela: MTshangela@environment.gov.za or
Anna Mampye: AMampye@environment.gov.za.