Stakeholders hold consultative meeting on SDG Philanthropy Platform

Dec 18, 2015

A section of participants at the Platform meeting

Stakeholders of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana have met in Accra, 9 December 2015 to discuss practical aspects of implementing the Platform in the country.

More than 60 participants identified and discussed priority challenges relating to the three thematic areas of Water, Education and Livelihood in Ghana, and how these could be addressed effectively.
 
The National Development Planning Commission shared government’s plans related to the prioritization and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana.
 
“Government is strongly committed to the platform as has been illustrated by its integration into the work of the Ministry of Finance under the oversight of the UN System”, says Mr. Michael Ayensu, Director for External Resource Mobilization at the Ministry of Finance.

The event also afforded the new National Coordinator of the Platform, Ms. Pearl Darko, the opportunity to dialogue with stakeholders to capture ongoing activities, interests, plans for expansions and collective actions.
 
The Platform was launched in Ghana July this year when the country formally joined Kenya, Colombia, and Indonesia as a country of focus for philanthropy engagement in the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Its goal is to create an enabling environment for philanthropy to contribute to SDGs and Ghana’s national development agenda and to foster dialogue between Philanthropy and development stakeholders around the global goals.   

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a collaboration between philanthropy and the greater international development community led by Foundation Center, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation and the MasterCard Foundation, among others.

A 12-member Advisory Group for the Platform was set up following the stakeholder meeting.

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