SDG Champions Trained to Accelerate SDGs Implementation in Uganda

Published By UNNGOF |  November 21, 2022

In June 2022, 23 Ugandans participated in the Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning programme, “Strengthening Policy Dialogue to Accelerate SDG Implementation”, aimed at connecting Ugandan SDG-pioneers working for good governance and sustainable change. The full-time programme facilitated by the Danish companies INKA Consult and Beyond2030 and took place in Copenhagen. The 23 champions entailed a multi-disciplined group of representatives from the private sector, civil society organisations, public institutions and media. The group is passionate about sustainable change and wanted to discover new tools and methods to drive forward the SDG agenda in Uganda.

During the programme, each participant drew up an individual action plan, something that is mandatory in all Danida Fellowship Centre’s learning programmes. This action plan is a powerful tool to support positive practical change and improvements within the participant’s organisation and home country. The champions also participated in the People’s Meeting on Bornholm in an opening session titled “Uganda has the Mic” where they share experiences and challenges in implementation of the SDGs in Uganda. As an outcome, the fellows will implement a Joint Initiative in 2023 with support from the Royal Danish Embassy. The Joint Initiative focuses on organising a People’s SDGs Festival that will contribute to creating awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in Uganda.