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Scheduled to be held at the Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda on 12-14 June 2019.

It has been three years since world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With only twelve years left to meet the SDGs targets, this Conference will be a time to bring together all stakeholders – leaders from governments across Africa, the United Nations Agencies, bilateral institutions, international and other non-governmental organizations, universities and research institutions, civil society and the private sector to critically reflect and discuss the progress that has been made towards achieving the SDGs in Africa so far. Discussions will be built around the SDG Mid-Term (2015 - 2018) Review Report developed by the SDGC/A that will identify priorities for SDG implementation, determine institutional and financial gaps in implementation, and set forth pragmatic recommendations for African countries to stay on track towards SDG achievement.

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PROGRAM

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019

Friday 14 June 2019

SESSION

Enhancing National M&R System and Capacities for SDG monitoring & Reporting

SESSION

Revitalization of National Development Banks for Sustainable Development

SESSION

Financing Health, Education and Green Water in Africa

Main Conference

SDGs implementation in Africa – Reflections on a Three-year Journey

 

Guest arrival and registration

 

8:00-9:00

Guest arrival and registration

 

8:00 - 9:15

Guest arrival and registration

 

8:30 – 9:00

Guest arrival and registration

 

7:30 – 8:30

Opening Session

 

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Opening Session

 

9:15 – 9:45 AM

Plenary Session:

 

Health Systems, Primary & Secondary Education, and Green Water as Priority Areas in the SDG Framework

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Official Opening Session and Presentation of Findings from

SDG Mid-Term Review Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 – 10:30 AM

Thematic Session 1:

 

Strengthening National Statistical Capacity

 

 

 

 

9:30 – 10: 45 AM

Panel Discussion

 

Theme 1:

Assessing the current condition and prospects of National Development Banks in Africa in fostering economic development and achievement of the SDGs

 

9:45 -10:45 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Thematic Session 2:

 

Strengthening the Pan-African M&R Systems for Harmonized Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Parallel Discussions – Round One

 

Theme 2:

 

Creating the appropriate enabling environment and policy, regulatory and governance framework for promoting development financing in Africa

 

Theme 3:

 

Strengthening capitalization and

innovative sources of finance for

NDBs in Africa

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Parallel Sessions: Presentations, Panel Discussion and Q&A

 

Session 1A: Strengthening African Health Systems

 

Session 1B: Scaling-up Enhanced Rainfed Agriculture

 

Session 1C: Improving Primary and Secondary Education

 

 

11:00 AM– 1:00 PM

Presidential Panel and Launch of 2019 Africa SDG Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Thematic Session 3:

 

Understanding of Data Gaps

 

 

2:00-3:45 PM

Parallel Discussions – Round Two

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Parallel Sessions: Group Discussions

 

Session 1A: Strengthening African Health Systems

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Key Frameworks for the Path to SDG Achievement in Africa

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:45-4:00 PM

Panel Discussion

 

Theme 4: Synthesizing the

experiences and lessons learned of

selected NDBs participating in the

SDGC/A’s NDB initiative, and

ways to scale-up to other NDBs

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:00 – 4:15

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thematic Session 4:

 

Strengthening Coordination and SDG Results Dissemination

 

3:00-5:00 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

 

 

 

4:15 – 4:30 PM

Plenary Session: Summary of outcomes from parallel sessions

 

 

 

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Key Frameworks for the Path to SDG Achievement in Africa

 

 

 

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Closing Session:

 

Key Messages and Way Forward

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Closing Session:

 

Key Messages and Way Forward

 

Presentation: Summary of Key

Messages from the Day and

Thoughts on the Way Forward

 

 

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Closing Session:

 

Summary Remarks:

 

Where do we go from here?

 

 

 

 

5:15 – 5:45 PM

Closing Session:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 – 5:30 PM

 

 
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