[2016] Sustainable Development Transition Forum

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 10:00pm to Friday, 28 October 2016 - 6:00am

Day 1 (October 25, 2016)

Opening Session

“Leaving no one behind”

Mr. Friedrich Soltau (Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

 

Session 1: Adapting the SDGs to the National Context - Early Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Moderator:

“Adapting the SDGs to the National Context – Early Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned”

Ms. Ella Antonio (Brain Trust Inc.)

Panelist:

“Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda Country Examples from the UNDG Mainstreaming Reference Guide and SDGs Are Coming to Life Publication” Mr. Darron Swanson (Novel Futures and Associate, IISD)

“Country Case on Belize- Adapting the SDGs to the National Context – Early Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned” Mr. Wiezsman Pat (Director, Sustainable Development Unit, Government of Belize)

“Adapting SDGs to national contexts: case of Kazakhstan” Mr. Arman Baissuanov (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan)

 

Session 2:

Moderator:

“Multi-stakeholder Approaches and Partnerships”

Mr. Farooq Ullah (Executive Director Stakeholder Forum)

Panelist:

“Capacity Building for the SDGs in Asia Insights into National Preparedness for SDG Implementation” Ms. Grazyna Pulawska (Asia-Europe Foundation)

 

Day 2 (October 26, 2016)

Session 3: SDG Inter-linkages and Policy Coherence

<Part A>

Moderator:

“SDG Inter-linkages & Policy Coherence”

Dr. Louis Meuleman (University of Leuven)

Panelists:

“SDG interlinkages and Policy coherence: Institutional linkages - Uganda’s experience” Ms. Sheila Lwamafa (Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda)

“The Sustainable Development Goals and their Adaptation to Cambodia Context: Institutional Mechanism and Policy Coherence” Mr. Bunnak Poch (Under Secretary of State, State Ministry of Planning, Cambodia)

“Equipping Public Institutions for Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” Mr. Keping Yao (UN Project Office of Governance, UNDESA)

 

<Part B>

Moderator:

“An integrated approach for implementation of the SDGs and biodiversity MEAs”

Ms. Thérèse N. Yarde (Caribbean Community Secretariat, Guyana)

Panelists:

“Threshold 21 - i SDG Model” Dr. Matteo Pedercini (Millenium Institute)

“Theory of Change & Theory of Change Online (TOCO)” Mr. Zabi Rahat (ActKnowledge)

 

Session 4:

Moderator:

"Monitoring, Follow-up and Review"

Dr. Marianne Beisheim (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Panelists:

“Voluntary national reviews” Mr. Friedrich Soltau (Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

“Country Case – Mexico” Mr. Adolfo Ayuso Audry (Office of President, Mexico)

“Adapting SDGs to Vietnam: Monitoring and reviewing” Ms. Nguyen Le Thuy (Deputy Director General of DSENRE, Deputy Head of Sustainable Development Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment)

“SDG Index & Dashboards – a global report” Dr. Katerina Teksoz (Senior Economist, UNSDSN)

 

Day 3 (October 27, 2016)

“The 18th SDG. Sustainable Development in a Changing World: A Changing Perspective on Sustainability” Dr. Guenther Bachmann (Secretary General, German Council for Sustainable Development)

“Foresight Exercise” Mr. Darren Swanson (Novel Futures and Associate, IISD)

 

Closing Session:

Closing Reflections and Remarks:

Ms. Grazyna Pulawska (Project Executive, Asia-Europe Foundation)

Mr. Jongsoo Yoon (Head, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development)