Sharing tools in planning for Sustainable Development
Program Duration: 2013-2014
Program Contacts for ATPS: Dr. Nicholas Ozor, Ag. Executive Director, ATPS.
SDplanNet is a sustainable development planning network created to help government professionals at the national and sub-national levels share best practices and build capacity in the preparation and implementation of strategies for sustainable development and inclusive and fair green economies. The network is fully functional in Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean and Africa, and administered by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Africa Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) respectively.
A major activity of this network was to organize a series of regional network in Asia, Caribbean to bring together key experts from government, regional and international organizations with mandates for sustainable development and planning to forge the way forward towards achieving transformative change through the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The ATPS organized the first ever Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) which convened approximately 55 experts within governments and international and regional organizations to advance the mainstreaming of SD principles and green economy approaches into national and sub-national development planning and scaling-up implementation. The SDTF achieved the following objectives: