Open Sessions

SOU 46a - Local level Public Administration and leadership Competences for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve SDGs in Africa

20 Nov

20 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Béni Mellal


United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)





A quick analysis of the SDGs shows that, as was the case with the MDGs, SDGs will best be achieved when local governments get to execute their mandates and responsibilities effectively. All development is local. The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs have put before the governance systems, leadership, people and the communities in local governments a big development challenge. Local governments, require unprecedented institutional, leadership, human, financial and other capacities as anchors and catalysts for other resources in order to succeed in meeting the SDGs challenge. Some of the topics that will guide the work of the expert Group meeting are:
  1. The Role of Sub-national Governments in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
  2. Participatory Home-Grown solutions and innovations for local level service delivery: Experience and lessons learned from Rwanda’s decentralized governance and community engagement.
  3. Developing local level competences for achieving SDGs: Lessons learned from enhancing the role of traditional leaders in Ghana’s local governance.
  4. Collaboration, partnerships and development aid: Lessons learned from Kenya’s decentralization drive
  5. New and Renewed Public Service Competences and Mindset for innovation in local governments to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”
  6. Sustaining training for local Government leadership and public servants for SDGs





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