This is a preliminary programme for the Seedbeds of Transformation conference.

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Side Events

Global Sustainable Development Report Consultations of multi-stakeholders in Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 12 May 2018

The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) was mandated by the United Nations Member States for the follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the High-Level Political Forum, with a first report due at the end of 2019. An independent group of fifteen scientists (IGS) is currently drafting the report, which will provide guidance on the state of global sustainable development and transformative pathways. The report will help address the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by highlighting emerging trends and acting as a science-policy interface. Transformative pathways to achieve the 2030 Agenda will be a central question addressed by the report, along with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) interactions towards policy coherence. Since these pathways are regional and country specific, the GSDR opened a consultation process across regions to reach out to local experts for their contribution and views on the report content.

Within this context, the IGS is convening this multi-stakeholders consultation workshop in Africa on the 12th of May (by invitation only), as a side event to the Seedbeds of Transformation conference taking place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

With the support of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) – University of Bern, and Future-Earth, this consultation process aims to gather high-level African scientists, governments across the continent, development experts, African stakeholders from civil society and the private sector for their contributions and views on the GSDR content.

An ice-breaking event will be held on the 11th evening at the Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.