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Africa SDG Index & Dashboards 2018 Report 

June 2018

The Africa SDG Index and Dashboards are a tool that draws on official and proxy SDG indicators as well as elements of the Agenda 2063 to support African countries benchmark their progress, to identify priorities for action in order to achieve the 17 SDGs, and to highlight specific challenges facing African nations and sub-regions. 51 countries are included in the Index ranking and all 54 African countries have country dashboards.

 

 

Compact Edition: Africa SDG Index & Dashboards 2018 Report 

June 2018

The compact edition of the Africa SDG Index and Dashboards is a reduced version of the full 2018 report and does not include country or indicator profiles.

 

 

 

 

Résumé du Rapport Afrique Indices & Tableaux de Bord des ODD 2018

June 2018

Le Centre des Objectifs de Développement Durable pour l’Afrique (CODD/A) et le Réseau des Solutions pour le Développement Durable (SDSN) publient conjointement ce rapport annuel sur les indices et tableaux de bord des ODD en Afrique afin d’appuyer les discussions nationales et régionales sur la position de chaque pays en ce qui concerne la réalisation des ODD et les mesures qui pourraient être utiles pour faire le suivi de l’avancement. Le rapport sur les indices des ODD en Afrique met en place, pour la première fois, un outil de mesure de l’avancement vers la réalisation des ODD spécifiquement conçu pour les pays africains. 

Summary Report: Africa SDG Index & Dashboards 2018 Report 

June 2018

The Africa SDG Index and Dashboards are a tool that draws on official and proxy SDG indicators as well as elements of the Agenda 2063 to support African countries benchmark their progress, to identify priorities for action in order to achieve the 17 SDGs, and to highlight specific challenges facing African nations and sub-regions. 51 countries are included in the Index ranking and all 54 African countries have country dashboards. The launch of the summary report was held at the Africa Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 2018 summary report was presented to Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives of the African Union, UN agencies, government officials and other stakeholders.

Workshop Report: Expert Workshop on Answering the Call for an African Water Revolution

June 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) hosted the Expert Workshop on Answering the Call for an African Water Revolution at the Kigali Serena Hotel on 27th-28th June 2018. During the workshop, participants from governments, multilateral, bilateral and academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and the private sector identified what it takes to scale up green water investments across Africa and design a process in advance of a High-Level Roundtable in January 2019. The report provides a summary of the key messages arising from the event; abstracts from each of the presentations and sessions, as well as the recommendations and next steps.

Conference Report: Every Life Matters: Building and Strengthening Accountability in African Health Systems

March 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) conference entitled: Every Life Matters: Building and Strengthening Accountability in African Health Systems was held at Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali from 8th to 9th March 2018. The conference convened stakeholders to galvanize greater accountability and call for commitments and actions by all political and government actors and other leaders in the healthcare sector to deliver. The report provides a summary of the key messages arising from the event and abstracts from each of the presentations and sessions, as well as the Call to Action.

Dialogue Workshop Report: The African Dialogue on The World In 2050

How can African agriculture contribute to meeting the SDGs?

March 2018

The dialogue workshop report provides a detailed account of the African Dialogue on The World In 2050 initiative (TWI2050), which was held on the 28-29 August 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The dialogue was hosted by the SDG Center for Africa and jointly organized with SwedBio. The event aimed at bringing together practitioners and agricultural specialists from across the African continent to explore pathways for how agriculture can contribute to meeting the SDGs, in the context of social-ecological resilience, and the conservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity in Africa. The two-day dialogue gathered diverse African perspectives of agriculture using SwedBio’s multi-actor dialogue methodology channelled through three sub-theme discussions: 1) Values, socio-economic development and basic human needs; 2) the resilience of Africa’s life-supporting ecological systems; and 3) governance of socially inclusive, resilient agriculture.

Co-chairs’ Summary Report: The African Dialogue on The World In 2050

March 2018

What pathways lead to a sustainable, resilient world in 2050? The co-chairs summary report presents a synthesis of the discussions that took place during the African Dialogue on The World In 2050. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Belay Begashaw from SDG Center for Africa and Johan Rockström from Stockholm Resilience Centre, and was held in Kigali, Rwanda, August 28-29 2017. The Dialogue provided a platform to discuss and exchange views on the place of African agriculture and biodiversity and the importance of social-ecological resilience in future development. The summary report includes 10 main messages from the two co-chairs.

Africa 2030 Version 2

November 2017

Africa 2030 Report Version 2, builds up on Africa 2030: How Africa Can Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a comprehensive and deep assessment of the performance of African countries on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, to understand the roots that hindered their complete achievement, as well as recognizing the best practices to move forward in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The second volume of Version 2 explores how to get started with the SDGs, as they call for planning methods that effectively incorporate multiple interests, coordinate work across ministries, support the localization of goals, and scale efforts like never before. The second volume offers tools and points of reflection for the planning, design, financing, monitoring and reporting of SDG-based strategies at the national and local level throughout Africa.

Version 2 was published by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in November 2017.

Conference Report: Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education

July 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) hosted the conference titled: Mobilizing African Intellectuals Towards Quality Tertiary Education at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali on 5th to 6th July 2017. As a platform for intellectuals’ engagement, the two-day conference brings together over 300 intellectuals and scholars from all over the continent and the diaspora, in an effort to convene major stakeholders for essential discussions on the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in tertiary education and research throughout Africa. The participants include Heads of State, government ministries in charge of education, university leadership including Vice Chancellors and Rectors of public and private universities and Heads of Academic Affairs, and other representatives of African academic networks, councils and research centers. The primary objective of the conference is to create a coalition of African intellectuals who will brainstorm and hold principal discussions on practical actions, explore solutions and build consensual approaches on the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in tertiary education and research throughout Africa. The report provides a summary of the key messages arising from the event and abstracts from each of the presentations and sessions, as well as the Kigali Initiative: A call for accelerating the momentum towards quality tertiary education in Africa.

Africa 2030: How Africa Can Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

January 2017

Africa 2030: How Africa Can Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a comprehensive and deep assessment of the performance of African countries on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, to understand the roots that hindered their complete achievement, as well as recognizing the best practices to move forward in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Africa 2030 Report was launched during the SDGC/A Conference: Expediting the Implementation of Africa's 2030 Agenda, on 27 January 2017, Kigali, Rwanda.

The Africa 2030 Report was published by the Sustainable Development Goals Center (SDGC/A) in January 2017.

Conference Report: Expediting the Implementation of Africa’s 2030 Agenda

January 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) held the first ever conference Expediting the Implementation of Africa’s 2030 Agenda on 26 – 27 January 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda. The conference anchored the unprecedented move of Africa to chart its own path on global issues, through establishing its own capacity towards accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda across Africa. Participants were invited to the official launch of the SDGC/A and the presentation of the Africa Report 2030 - serving as a blueprint for how Africa can achieve the SDGs by 2030 – as well as discussing the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in Africa. The conference report provides a summary of the key messages arising from the event and abstracts from each of the presentations.

 
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