The SDGs Kenya Forum applauds the efforts of the Kenya government to localize the process as envisaged by the launch of the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goal by the government through the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. In doing so, the government has indeed expressed commitment that ‘no one will be left behind’ in the economic and social prosperity of the country.
The SDGs Kenya Forum supports these efforts by government and notes that the country is at a critical juncture where the various actors should collaborate to develop mechanisms towards 4 implementation, tracking indicators’ progress, collecting and analyzing data, strengthening national accountability structures and mobilizing financial resources. The SDG Kenya Forum is now desirous of partnering with the Ministry of Devolution and Planning in launching a forum for national dialogues on SDGs. The launch is envisaged as a call to action that will focus on the national roadmap as an entry point in setting credible mechanisms that will focus on finalize the formulation of indicators to track progress, implementation, financing and monitoring.
Such a national dialogue called LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND was held on Tuesday 9th of May, 2017at Ufungamano House, Mamlaka Road, Nairobi. The forum brought together representatives from The SDG Kenya Forum, Government, Media, United Nations Development Program, other Non-Governmental Organizations and grassroots leaders from counties to discuss the status of the SDGs in the country. This report presents the proceedings of the meeting.