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Leave No One Behind Community Dialogue with CARITAS Kenya in Nakuru County

The SDG Kenya Forum has taken on the mandate to mobilize non-government stakeholders to support the implementation process of the SDGs in Kenya. The Platform provides space for a more structured and coordinated CSO engagement with government both at national and local levels in support of effective and efficient implementation 2030 Agenda for SDG: sharing concrete suggestions for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and strategies for involving the media and private sector.

The forum aims at Strengthened CSO and government collaboration on implementation of the Kenya national vision2030, African Unions agenda 2063 and the Global 2030 sustainable development agenda; Increased knowledge sharing, awareness, coordination, and capacity of CSOs in Kenya to undertake effective evidence based policy advocacy.

The SDGs Kenya Forum has mobilized community members during different meetings and in different regions of Kenya to foster local ownership and domestication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dubbed “The Community Dialogues” these meetings have provided platforms for intense exchange of existing gaps that need to be addressed and helped strengthen partnerships to creating synergies for effective and efficient utilization of resources.

Key Objectives of the community dialogues have been:

  • To inform how marginalized peoples and local communities have been involved in the process leading to the endorsement of the SDGs. What results did this engagement bring and what more can be done to ensure the most vulnerable and marginalized can be brought into the process?
  • To engage development and religion through a true dialogical process.
  • To better understand what localizing the SDGs looks like for indigenous peoples and local communities.
  • To show what young people and local communities are already doing to advance the SDGs.
  • To explore how efforts at the local level can be better linked up and integrated for improved impact.
  • To identify how youth priorities can be mainstreamed effectively with lessons and best practices learnt from youth engagements in the MDG.

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