Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2017-12-20T10:49:15+00:00

About the Joint Task Force

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“The 2030 agenda for sustainable development is an ambitious agenda.
However, I would also like to stress that the agenda allows for optimism:
the design and formulation of the 2030 Agenda was supported through an unprecedented, multilateral, intergovernmental and inclusive process that listened to priorities and voices of different stakeholders, including more than 3.5 million people from this (Asian) region alone”

Mr. Hongjoo Ham, UNESCAP Deputy Executive Secretary, Speech on SDG, 1 June 2016 during the Joint TUEWAS-SNRD Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

The overarching objective of the Joint Task Force SDGs is to provide learning, knowledge and information services for better integrated approaches for member projects of TUEWAS and SNRD Asia. During the preparatory period all projects of SNRD Asia and TUEWAS have been mapped in order to get a clearer picture to what SDG GIZ projects are contributing. The mapping will be the foundation of our further work.


While the Key Outcomes and the explicit tasks of the Task Force are still to be defined by the future members, these are the 3 main suggested approaches of the Task Force:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Define interlinkages between SN’s WGs and member projects, and derive concrete action in terms of integrated approaches 

Contact Details

Patricia Dorn
Joint Task Force Sustainable Development Goals


Patricia is a Social Ecologist who enjoys working in the interdisciplinary spirit of the Agenda 2030! As the Speaker of the Task Force SDGs, she is motivated to support the members in rooting the objectives and principles of the Agenda 2030 into the day-to-day work.

Since 2016 she is part of the Indo-German Biodiversity Programme in New Delhi. Before moving to India, Patricia worked as consultant to set up the Task Force SDGs in Bangkok and prior to that as Network Manager for the SNRD Asia in the Philippines.

Her research focus on marine tourism brought her to rural areas in Indonesia where people’s understanding of nature challenged and developed her perspective of sustainable development.

Felix Huebner


Highlight Activities

Number of Countries

Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam



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