People-Centred Policies Are the Key to True Crisis Recovery and Sustainable Development

Published By UNNGOF |  February 28, 2023

UNNGOF Executive Director, Dr Moses Isooba, is participating in the ongoing 9th Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Niamey, Niger.

The Forum is organised under the theme: Accelerating the inclusive and green recovery from multiple crises and the integrated and full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063.

The Forum brings together high-level policymakers and experts from Civil Society, Governments, the Private Sector and international Development Partners.

While submitting his intervention, Dr Isooba noted that while governments often set up crisis response plans and recovery policies, they often prioritise economic growth and fall short on social aspects. To address this gap, he underscored the need for a people-centred recovery that focuses on well-being, promotes inclusiveness and reduces inequalities. 

He also urged Governments to continuously innovate as a way of combatting pandemics, climate change and ultimately achieving the 2030 and 2063 Agendas.

Key messages and declarations from the Forum will form the collective African input into the 2023 High-Level Political Forum in July and the SDG Summit in September.