Reimagining Development Language

Published By UNNGOF |  October 20, 2023

This is a guest post by Dr. Moses Isooba, the Executive Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum, a civil society platform for governance and democracy influencing in Uganda

“Language is a critical part of a community’s identity and heritage. As we lose languages, we lose a part of our collective history and culture.”
– Anju Mary Paul, research lead at FirstVoices

In just seven years, the world will hit the deadline for Agenda 2030.

Many important challenges are often cited in discussions of how to meet this target, such as financing, or the need to strengthen multi-stakeholder engagement.

But another element is increasingly gaining attention as a key lever of SDG implementation: language, which sets the terms of engagement between development actors.

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