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Global dialogue: SDG insights from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Time (GMT +01) 17:30 19:00


Ambassador David Donoghue - Permanent Representative to the UN, Republic of Ireland
Professor Joseph Kieyah - Principal Policy Analyst - Head of Division, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
Uchita De Zoysa - Sustainable Development Adviser, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka
Javier Surasky - Coordinator of Research and Analysis, CEPEI
Andrea Ordonez - Research Coordinator, Southern Voice


As global and national attention has turned to delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what role can regions play in securing their achievement? And what early actions are needed to kick-start progress?

During the High Level Political Forum, and following a series of regional dialogues hosted in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America over the past 3 months, a panel of global experts discussed the importance of ‘regional thinking’ on the SDGs, cross-country collaboration on the targets, and the need for integrated and innovative approaches that deliver the early progress needed to ensure the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.

This event was co-hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research (KIPRRA), the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) and Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI).

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