SDSN Sahel is uniquely positioned to support SDG implementation in the region and works to push forward SDG prioritization and localization efforts in its seven member countries Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinee, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Hosted by: Université Cheikh Anta Diop and Millennium Promise
Pr Birahim Bouna Niang
Cheikh Anta Diop University
The lessons learned from the MDGs demonstrated that the establishment of a partnership for development is instrumental. SDG 17 should mobilize the partnerships necessary to help our different countries.
SDSN Sahel is uniquely positioned to support SDG implementation in the region and works to push forward SDG prioritization and localization efforts in its seven member countries.
Based in Senegal, the network has developed strong ties with the Government and actively participates in the bodies that determine national SDG policy. The network leads a working group on the SDGs under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and has been central in advising the government on the annual National Conference on Sustainable Development. With the Ministry, the network has contributed to domestic regional consultations and devised a methodology for the prioritization of SDGs. Thanks to this expertise, the governments of Mali and Burkina Faso also requested advice on their national SDG strategies. The network has further supported discussions across the region through in-country planning workshops and a regional conference held in Bamako, which provided participants with an opportunity for knowledge-sharing around sustainable development methods, policies, and technologies, as well as how to increase communication, cooperation, and mutual learning across the region. This approach means that this network not only drives SDG prioritization and localization, but also promotes regional cooperation around the SDGs.