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3rd Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Ensuring Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Prosperity for All

17-19 May 2017 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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View of the workshop for Major Groups and other Stakeholders from the perspective of the dais

The third session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 3) opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17 May 2017. Held in preparation for the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Forum is convening under the theme, “Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all.”

Two pre-events were held: the Tenth Session of the Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD-10); and, Preparatory and Capacity Development Workshop for Major Groups and other Stakeholders. CSD-10 reviewed implementation of the 2016–2017 work programme of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) sub-programme on innovations, technologies and managing Africa’s natural resources. Issues discussed under this agenda item included the green economy and natural resources, new technologies and innovation, and climate change and development. Following this, delegates discussed the 2016-2017 work programme, provided guidance, and identified priority areas on work for the 2018–2019 biennium.

The Preparatory and Capacity Building Workshop for Major Groups and other Stakeholders met to provide an opportunity to brief Major Groups and other Stakeholders on the follow-up and review process of the identified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2017–2019, as well as review the African regional report on progress on implementation. Delegates also took part in a roundtable session and six breakout groups in order to share experiences and lessons learned on SDGs 1 (Poverty Eradication), 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 5 (Gender Equality), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), and 14 (Life Below Water). Specific issues highlighted included: decent work as a cross-cutting issue among the SDGs; creating data collection infrastructure; accountability; and, “domesticating” international laws and agreements.

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10th Session of the Economic Commission for Africa Committee on Sustainable Development


L-R: Fatima Denton, Director, Special Initiatives Division, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Moubarack Lo, Senegal; and Nassim
Oulmane
, Chief of Green Economy and Natural Resources Section, UNECA


Fatima Denton, UNECA

Moubarack Lo, Senegal


Presentation on the introduction to the ECA sub-programme on innovations, technologies and managing Africa's natural resources by Fatima Denton, UNECA


Kasirim Nwuke, Chief of New Technologies and Innovation Section, UNECA

Nassim Oulmane, UNECA


Naimaton Bio Djara, Benin

Esther Ikere Eluzai, South Sudan

Rania Abdel Magied, Egypt


Urias Sunday Goll, Liberia

Azhari Omer Abdelbagi, Sudan

Joseph Saturmin Dieme, Senegal


L-R: Sebueng Chipeta; Christo Janse van Noordwyk; and Thabo Mogale, South Africa


James Murombedzi, Acting Coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre

Mohamed Yahiya Lafdal, Mauritania


Preparatory and Capacity-Development Workshop for Major Groups and other Stakeholders in the Africa region


L-R: Isabela Cunha, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA); Aida Opoku-Mensah, Executive Secretary on the post-2015 development agenda, UNECA; Linus Mofor, Senior Expert, African Climate Policy Centre, UNECA, Facilitator; and Charles Akol, Green Economy and Natural Resources Section, UNECA


Isabela Cunha, UNDESA

Aida Opoku-Mensah, Executive Secretary on the post-2015 development agenda, UNECA


Presentation on the global level follow-up to and review of the SDGs by Isabela Cunha, UNDESA


Presentation on the regional report on progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 by Bartholomew Armah, Macroeconomic Policy Division, UNECA


L-R: Ingrid Coetzee, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Africa; Dyborn Charlie Chibonga, World Farmers' Organization, Malawi; Priscilla Achakpa, Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria; Stephen Chacha, African Philanthropic Foundation, Tanzania; Daniel Nyanganyura, International Council for Science; Guendouz Siham, African Youth Network for Sustainable Development, Algeria


Alex Richard Nkosi, African Regional Organization of the Iternational Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), Togo

Stephen Chacha, African Philanthropic Foundation, Tanzania



Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network

Mamadou Abdoulaye Mbengue, ENDA Tiers Monde

Janice Cox, World Animal Net


Breakout group discussing SDG 2 (Zero Hunger)


Breakout group discussing SDG 5 (Gender Equality)


Damaris Uja, Women Environmental Programme, presenting the outcome of the breakout group on gender equality

Naonie Chakanya, LEDRIZ, presenting the outcome of the breakout group on industry, innovation and infrastructure


L-R: Isabela Cunha, UNDESA; Fatima Denton, UNECA; and Stephen Chacha, African Philanthropic Foundation, Tanzania




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