The expert group meeting to review and endorse the draft Africa Sustainable Development Report 2022 will take place on 30-31 August 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia. The report assesses progress and ongoing challenges facing African states in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2063 Agenda. The report was prepared jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Development Program and the African Development Bank.
The 2022 Africa Sustainable Development Report is the fifth in a series of reports since 2017. It uses the latest harmonized data to describe, compare and analyze progress in the implementation of both programs in African Member States and regions.
The expert group meeting is an opportunity for Member States, civil society and the private sector to contribute and offer recommendations for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2063 Agenda before the report is finalized. The meeting serves as a forum for joint sharing of experiences, lessons learned and good practices in implementing both agendas.
The experts will analyze the key findings for each of the five selected SDGs, namely Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 14 (Life Underwater), Goal 15 (Life on Land) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). to achieve the objectives) and make a number of recommendations to improve the quality and coverage of the report.
The meeting will take the form of plenary sessions, where the editorial team will present each draft section of the report, followed by feedback from Member States and other stakeholders, with an emphasis on suggestions for improving the sections. Discussions will be documented to capture input that will inform changes to the draft report. Recommendations from the meeting will be shared at the end of the meeting.
The Economic Commission for Africa, in partnership with the African Union Commission, the United Nations Development Program and the African Development Bank, will work to finalize the report, which will be presented on 9 December 2023 at the African Economic Conference.
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