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In June 2016, participants of the inaugural conference of TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water) and SNRD Asia (Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia), called for the setting up of a Task Force on SDG to monitor and streamline member projects and their indicators. In order to move the agenda forward, both SN Steering Groups have agreed to form the SDG Task Force and work towards an integrated approach in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. These article shall outline how the Task Force can operate and what it could achieve.
The overarching objective of the Joint SDG Task Force (TF) is to provide learning, knowledge and information services for better integrated approaches for member projects of TUEWAS and SNRD Asia. The Task Force, therefore, needs to be based on comprehensive information on SN member contributions to the SDGs.
While the Key Outcomes and the explicit tasks of the Task Force are still to be defined by the future members, these are the 5 main suggested approaches of the Task Force:
- Develop good understanding of the situation regarding SDG for each country member that the projects are working in, to identify relevant needs and potentials for more integrated approaches. Therefore, SDG country profiles need to be developed. (priorities, targets, indicators), in coordination with the respective PFM.
- Map SDGs against member projects to identify overlaps and possibilities to integrate approaches, and then form a joint Task Force to realise the benefits/synergies of this mapping. Mapping needs to be based on outcomes and indicators, e.g. prominent indicators with SDG relevance. The visualisation of the SDG contributions of the member projects can be derived, e.g. spider web charts or tabular forms. The TF, thus, creates a comprehensive information base on SN member project’s contributions to SDGs/targets/indicators, in order to enhance synergies and integration, as well as identify gaps and opportunities.
- The TF contributes to a regular, more explicit and participatory discussion and monitoring of the GIZ country strategies in light of the call for integrated approaches. The TF facilitates peer learning exercises.
- Information hub on SDGs/2030 Agenda for SN member projects: Inform on BMZ/BMUB/GIZ policies regarding these topics
- Define interlinkages between SN WGs and member projects, and derive concrete action in terms of integrated approaches
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Author: Dr. Philipp Magiera & Patricia Dorn