Reinforcing the assertion that SDG16 underpins the entire 2030 Agenda and that SDG16 is linked with all other SDGs, CSCSD collaborates with other development actors and organizations in engaging on issues around Goal 16 of the SDGs which is to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Our member organizations are poised to think globally but act locally especially on the need to have a more transparent and accountable government which is germane to ‘an honest and responsive government’ as one of the top priorities in the My World survey. Our overall objective is to support, contribute and strengthen the capacity of civil society and other SDGs stakeholders to work on issues of transparency, accountability, and participation in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and integration of 2063 Agenda with a particular focus on SDG 16 which underpins the entirety of the 17 SDGs.
The video below talks more about what we do around SDG16
We work on the following issues, among others:
Building the capacity of our members on the issue of Freedom of Information Act 2011.
Creating awareness on gender-based violence, torture of children and female genital mutilation, and against related death rates.
Sensitization and capacity building on human trafficking and smuggling of persons.
Campaigning against impunity and decrying shrinking civic space for civil society.
Collaborating with anti-corruption agencies to campaign against corruption and bribery in both government and civil spaces.
Engaging the state actors on transparency and accountability for good governance.
Clamouring for all-inclusive non-discriminatory policy making at all levels for the benefit of the marginalised, the poor and the voiceless.
Training of our members on the thrust of SDG16 on access to justice for all and promoting peaceful and inclusive Nigerian society.
Minutes of Meeting of the CSCSD stakeholders on SDGs held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Maria Ebun Foundation building CAFSO-WRAG for Development office, Atanda Estate of KLM 5 Ibadan-Ife Expressway, Adegbayi Area, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Welcome Address by the National Coordinator
Reports from across the country on SDGs implementation process
Planning for SDG 4 Education Summit/DAWN Commission
HLPF 2019 Processes: Preparation towards VNR HLPF (report Moji)
TAP Network support for Workshop around SDG 16
FOIACSCSD Matter: OGP/FOIA award for Kayode Fayemi
Collaboration with Sustainable Support Forum (SSF) and SDSN 16-22 June ‘19
Dr. Tola Winjobi – National Coordinator
Pastor Peter Akosile – Ekiti State
Martin-Mary Falana – Ekiti/Ondo State
Mojisola Akinsanya – Ogun State
Alo Martins – Ondo State
Treasures Uchegbu – Lagos State
AdebimpeAderounmu – Oyo State
Salau Adekunle – Kwara State
Funmi Akinyele PhD – Oyo State
Opening Prayer: the meeting commenced 11.05am with an opening prayer by Pastor Akosile of PAAM ORG, Ekiti State.
Welcome Address by the National Coordinator: Dr Tola Winjobi of CAFSO-WRAG for Development and also the National Coordinator of CSCSD welcomed the members. He stated that this is a pre-National stakeholder meeting to deliberate on very pressing development matter before bringing together everyone; he appreciated God for journey mercies for everyone and thanked the coalition for the birthday wishes, prayers, and encomium showered on him.
Rev Fr. John Patrick – Chair, Board of Trustees
Wasiu Adebiyi – Osun State Coordinator
Dr. Ashimolowo – National Steering Committee member
Mrs Bisi Mekwuye – BOT Member
Pastor Nosegbe – Lagos Coordinator
Reports from across the country on SDGs implementation process: Brief reports were elicited to enable members attending the HLPF to have robust CSCSD activity report at New York, it was unanimously agreed that a Google form be created to allow members to capture CSOs member reports, glean best global practice from such intervention as benchmark which can also be shared on the CSCSD media platforms. Martin-Mary Falana of Kids&Teens Resource Centre (Ekiti and Ondo respectively) took responsibility to create one. Reports provided by members present were as follows:
Ending Violence Against Children Stakeholders meeting in Ekiti State attended by Government representatives across Health, Education, Women Affairs, Gender and Social Development, Information and Civil Society Organisation, Together plans were developed to create a safety net for all the children in Ekiti state. Law enforcement agencies cried over the “order from above” syndrome in handling cases of child sexual abuse.
Beyond “Match Pasts” – CSOs have planned other interesting activities to mark this year’s National Children’s Day 2019
Regular CSOs meeting in Ekiti State
Agro-women initiative in Ondo state – a project of Life & Peace new Agricultural policy for the state. The program sort to assist women in agriculture access government loan as embedded in the state budget.
CSOs follow-up meeting with Commissioner of Ministry of Economic, planning and Budget held March 15th, 2019 to discuss the issue of OGP which the Commissioner gave his word that he will discuss it with the Governor and revert in April 2019, promising that the government will sign on to OGP
Children Hygiene And Sanitation Education (CHASE) Club among pupils in schools and children in communities implemented by Kids & Teens Resource Centre in collaboration with other CSOs in Ondo state. The government has approved the implementation of the project in all LGAs in the state.
Adolescent Reproductive Health project with “PhotoVoice” Advocacy program by the Young People in Ondo state from four(4) public school. Young people now using pictures to conduct advocacy with policymakers
CSOs on Kidney Alliance marked this year’s World Kidney Day with a 5 KLM walk, Counselling, and Testing
Advocacy and sensitization for the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the World Bank APPEALS (Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support) Project by SpeakingFingers Network
Participation and presentation of Mental Health Foundation (member and host of CSCSD Lagos monthly meetings) at the visit of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug and Substance Abuse organized by the Lagos State Interministerial Drug Abuse Control Committee, identified key pain point areas include an Elimination of Stigma, Miscellaneous drug and rehabilitation,
Ongoing presentation and Disability Orientation to Corporate organization as recently conducted by SpeakingFingers Network at Cake ‘n’ Candys and at the 2019 HR Expo Africa
CSCSD members were enjoined to mainstream issues of mental, emotional wellness (SDG 3) and inclusion of persons living with disabilities (SDGs 4, 8, 10, 11 and 17) into its thematic focus in the light of UN’s Leave No One Behind.
Participation SpeakingFingers Network on the invitation of the United Nations Information Centre in commemoration of the UN International Day of Happiness – March 20th annually.
Monthly CSOs meeting held
The question was posed to Lagos on the constitution of the state of lobbying by CSOs as members of the just inaugurated Transition Committee in Lagos State?
Presentation of the People’s Manifesto to 656 participants comprising of Artisans, State Actors, Religious Leaders, etc. at the Cultural Centre in lieu of meetings with the gubernatorial candidates, of which only three (3) attended. However the APC leader sent in apologies owing to the security issues during his electioneering period;
An official meeting was scheduled and attended by 30 CSOs Networks at the Cultural Centre, a four (4) Hour Advocacy meeting with to the First Lady as facilitated by Honorable ?????, who was present at the International SDGs Conference held by CSCSD Ogun state. She welcomed different presentations were made from other intervention areas and CSCSD SDG activities as well as the intent to decorate her as SDG Champion like the outgoing First Lady. An official presentation of the copies of the People’s Manifesto and SDGs Law ensued, while she who pledge to use her good office to mobilize funds for the implementation of the SDGs and inauguration of a think-tank committee to provide technical advisory support to His Excellency the Governor.
The House applauded the milestone, access, and audience of the Ogun state First Lady which is almost a far cry of what is obtainable in other climes where fees are solicited from women attendees at the International Women’s Day by the Office of the First Lady
Journal: this is aimed at documenting CSCSD members activities of unique development interest and practice beyond conference proceedings, it could include abstracts, activities and paper presentations of members for references – where theory meets practice, Mr Aderonmu shared a case study of a peasant farm that produces 15 liters of milk under normal climate condition in Nigeria, that has become a research centre for best practical studies because they were able to flag its activities to relevant development actors. He was charged by the House to get the buy-in support of DEPRA as part of the Editorial Team and report to the House
Conference: the resolution from the House unanimously agreed
to host a unified Three (3) Day CSCSD International Conference August 26th to 31st, the venue at Abeokuta,
a Pre-Youth Conference on August 26th to be headed by the CSCSD South-South Youths;
a National Planning Committee to constituted comprising of members of the CSCSD National Steering Committee (NSC), the NSC is also mandated to co-opt other international agencies of support relevance to be a part of the National Planning Committee;
A Local Organising Committee (LOC) chaired by Moji Akinsanya, Martin-Mary volunteered as Secretary, and three members each from each Southwest states (preferably the Coordinator, an Executive, Youth and or Active Member; gender balance should also be considered in the selection/nomination process); Ogun state was allowed more slots so we can leverage the effectiveness of her previous planning team.
The following are selected members by state
Ogun State: Mojisola Akinsanya, Tola Adenekan, Femi Olusola, Pro Helen Bodunde, Tayo Akinpelu, JDPC Youth
Ondo: Mrs Odedele Yinka (Coordinator), High Chief Akomolafe, Miss Becky Deinde O.
Ekiti: Pastor Peter Akosile, Mr Temitayo Fabunmi, Barr Rita Ileubare, Mr Femi Timilehin
Lagos: Pastor Victor Nosegbe, Treasures Uchegbu, CSCSD Exco
Oyo: Dr Funmi Akinyele, Mr Obayemi Moses Babasola, Mr Michael Olatunbosun
A talking point should begin on our existing CSCSD platform by Dr. Winjobi, while the LOC Chairperson – Moji Akinsanya should create a Whatsapp group to kick start the planning
Planning for SDG 4 Education Summit/DAWN Commission: The SW CSCSD members decry the deplorable state of performance of its children/wards in education in recent reports, hence is advocating for the declaration of a state of emergency on education and a proposed to host a SW Education summit in collaboration with DAWN Commission so as to leverage its existing partnership with the SW governments for their buy-in support; it was also recommended that youths within the states should leverage social media highlight key issues of advocacy inclusive of the dilapidated youth friendly centres across the nation and solicit their involvement in developing and implementation of laudable youth based policies as sighted by the National Policy on SRHR presented by Mr Martin-Mary Falana. Dr.Funmi Akinyele was charged with discussing with DAWN Commission; a shadow report from a side event at our Proposed International Conference
HLPF 2019 Processes: Preparation towards VNR HLPF (report Moji): the House lauded Moji Akinsanya for creating WhatsApp platform to educate and engage CSCSD members towards effective application to participation at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)/Voluntart National ReviewVNR in New York. She updated the house on the step by step process of Visa Application, securing appointment date, dispelled prevailing myths and misconception often peddled by agents like requesting participants to own huge back account balance amongst others, she also provided tips on securing travel history, likely pitfalls towards successful application, registration process on different UN platforms and most importantly how members of the Coalition can support one another while attending the HLPF.
TAP Network support for Workshop around SDG 16: Dr Winjobi reported his appointment as one of the two African representatives on the TAP network, as a result, he has been able to secure Nigeria’s slot and participation for a 5,000 dollar grant project on SDG16; he had on behalf of CSCSD sent a concept note and it was resolved that a three (3) Man Committee comprising representatives from Oyo, Kwara and Lagos to look through the concept note; develop a realistic budget for the $5,000, and activities for a two (2) days training on SDG 16 in the month of May, which could be on transparency, accountability, democracy, human trafficking and or as the committee agrees, Mr Aderonmu to lead the process , a Whatsapp platform is created for engagement. Dr.Winjobi also announced an SDG Conference slated for May 27 to 29, 2019 in Rome, he enjoined CSCSD members to participate in the four(min) SDG16 storytelling challenge as well as visit the TAP Network website for value-added resources.
FOIACSCSD Matter: OGP/FOIA award for Kayode Fayemi: Highlights of the interconnectivity of FOIA activities with CSCSD was shared by Dr. Winjobi, concerns were expressed on the prevailing challenges on the FOIA network which has stunted their performance, to re-strategize and resuscitate its activities, Mr Martin-Mary Falana was charged by the House to reach out to FOIA Network principal officers and revert, as CSCSCD seeks to award Gov. Kayode Fayemi for good governance by way of boosting him to sign into OGP. Moji Akinsanya in line with the aforementioned, informed the House of a preplanned meeting scheduled for Tues 16, April 2019 in lieu of decorating him as an SDG Champion, it was agreed that her team should leverage the visit to advocate for the OGP signing, invite as Keynote Speaker our upcoming International Conference and proposed SW Educational Summit.
Collaboration with Sustainable Support Forum (SSF) and SDSN 16-22 June ’19: A letter addressed to our National Coordinator was presented to the House requesting CSCD members mobilization and free participation at a business trade and export fair organized by the Sustainable Support Forum by way of considering Development and Enterprise at Abuja June 16 to 22nd 2019. Members are free to bring products and services for sales exhibition stands. Dr Winjobi to request modalities for our participation and revert.
Develop a Google form to capture members SDGs Activities – Martin-Mary
Share soft copies of People’s manifesto and SDGs law to be circulated to CSCSD members for lobbying their Assembly- Moji Akinsanya
Come up with a Journal to chronicle development practices in partnership with DEPRA – Adebimpe Aderounmu
CSCSD Oyo state to engage DAWN Commission on Govt Participation at our proposed August International Conference in August and a possible SW Educational Summit to address the deplorable state of education in the SW region – Funmi Akinyele, PhD
Create a talking point of our August International Conference on the CSCSD Groups– Dr Winjobi: Create a Whatsapp platform for LOC to discuss and engage on the implementation of the International Conference – Moji Akinsanya
Members are enjoined to participate in the TAP Network SDG 16+ story telling challenge Dr. Winjobi to follow up on the contact at TVC on the write-up on behalf of CSCSD; he also enjoined members to look out on their website for more value-added resources
Three Man Committee (Ibadan, Kwara, and Lagos) to look through the concept note submitted by Dr Winjobi to TAPnetwork to develop a realistic budget, and activities for a two (2) day training on SDG 16 in the month of May suggested discuss points could be on transparency, accountability, democracy, human trafficking or as the committee agrees – Mr Aderonmu
Contact Officers of the FOIA Network to strategize and resuscitate activities – Martin-MaryFalana and Pastor Peter Akosile
Visit to Gov. Fayemi in lieu of decorating him as SDGChampion which could be leveraged towards the advocacy towards signing into OGP for his state, inviting him as a Keynote Speaker at our proposed International Conference and SW Education summit – *Moji Akinsanya
Mobilization of individual CSCSD state members to attend /participate at the Sustainable Support Forum Trade and Export Fair at Abuja June 16 to 22nd 2019* *Dr Winjobi* to request modalities for our participation
Memorial lecture in honor of Dr Funmi Akinyele’s father, Dr Adebukola, on the 2nd May
Dr.Akinyele will also request that Nutrition be included as a discussion point at our upcoming International Conference in August.
Lunch: Lunch was served courtesy of CAFSO-WRAG for Development office
Adjournment/Closing prayer: a motion for adjournment was moved Dr.Tola Winjobi seconded by. Alo Martins Closing prayer by Salau Adekunle
2ND INTERNATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE ON SDGs 2019 (INSTACON-SDG19) 26th – 31st August 2019
Theme: Localising the SDGs at Subnational level in Nigeria-Gains, Opportunities, and Challenges
Intersectionality and Working Together to Localise the SDGs (Goal: 10, 16, 17)
Education for Sustainable Development, learning to Act, learning to Achieve (Goal:4, 8, 10, 16)
Implementing SDGs: actors and policies needed and barriers to overcome. (Goal: 16,17)
Nutrition: a maker and marker of development to support the achievement of each Sustainable Development Goal. (Goal: 2,3,4,8,10,16,17)
Health Inequities, Social Determinants, and Intersectionality (Goal: 2, 3, 10, 16)
Inequalities: the Bane of Realization of SDGs – Issues and Insights (Goals 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 17).
Peace and Security at Subnational Levels (Goals 4, 5, 8, 16 and 17).
In 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, fight hunger, tackle climate change and save the planet from environmental degradation. This global agenda, according to the UN, is a plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, and peace. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, are to implement this plan. The Government of Nigeria in January 2016 at the national level committed to implementing the 17 Goals, together with its 169 targets by putting in place the presidential council on SDGs, the Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs and Policy framework for implementation roadmap. But this does not address the challenges of implementing SDG at Sub-National level.
Nigeria runs a Federal system with three tiers of government, where the state has its own autonomous plan. Both the state and local governments have prerogatives completely separate from the Federal Government. They are the tiers of government closest to the people. However, most states are still lagging behind because of lack of a clear policy framework to mainstream the SDGs at the two levels. Effective implementation of SDGs and 2030 demands the adoption of a multi-stakeholder approach with a clear strategy to accelerate the process
However, In 2018, Coalition of Civil Society on Sustainable Development CSCSD Ogun state organised the 1st International Stakeholders Conference On SDG (INSTACON-SDG18 )with the theme “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Ogun State through Integrated and Innovative Partnership Approach”It was the 1st International conference at the sub-national level in Nigeria, a lot of progress and gains has been achieved due to the convergence and moving further on the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Nigeria, CSCSD National is now ready to leverage on the gains and converge for the 2ND INSTACON-SDG19.
The scale and ambition of this new agenda call for smart partnerships, as well as integrated and innovative approaches to sustainable development. It calls for collective action at all levels since no one nation, sector or segment of society, acting alone can achieve it. Certainly, Governments, acting alone, will not deliver the SDGs. Through the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development framework, nation states have recognized the imperative of a revitalized partnership, that is, an intensive global, national and local level engagement in support of implementation of all the goals and targets; bringing together Governments, civil society, the private sector, the academia, media and other non-state actors and mobilizing all available resources.
To facilitate the emergency of an inclusive state institutional arrangement, Integrate the SDGs in an inclusive and people-centered manner for an effective implementation of agenda 2030.
To develop a robust roadmap for mainstreaming the SDG at the state level.
To present and exchange lessons, innovations, experiences and perspectives in developing and adapting national policy framework capacities in light of the SDGs;
Promote public policies that create real changes to reduce inequalities across sectors Identify opportunities for complementing Government efforts towards domestic resource mobilisation for SDGs implementation.
Explore the implications of the SDGs for principals, principles and practices of data revolution
To improving the knowledge of the youth regarding SDGs and creating a platform for them to participate in implementing SDGs
The conference will assess progress made, identify existing barriers, bottlenecks and challenges, and exchange experiences and share good practices amongst participants on ways for overcoming these;
INSTACON SDG19 will provide a platform for effective collaboration and partnership among the private sector, government, civil society, media and academia towards effective mainstreaming and implementing agenda 2030 at the sub-national level.
Improved knowledge about the processes, institutions and structures required to put in place initiatives relating to sustainable development;
Improved knowledge of capacity development and technical assistance needed to achieve integrated sustainable development programmes;
Enhanced awareness of integrated approaches for the development and implementation of State and local government level development strategies through the development of a community of practice and the establishment of data revolution think tank group.
A publication containing selected expert papers on key topics discussed at the Conference including state-level and Local government level case studies (drafts will be presented as background);
A set of concrete recommendations for strengthening the implementation of SDG at sub-national level
Participants expected for INSTACON-SDG19 are actors from Africa, Europe, Asia, North American and the Caribbean. Experts in Development work from National, sub-national and Local level, the Government of all 36 State, Legislatives, MDAs, Organised Private Sector, Professional group, Academia, Media, Trade Unions, LGAs, LCDAs, CSOs, FBOs, CDAs, PWDs, Traditional institutions, Ethnic and minority groups, Artisans, Women groups, Youth, Labour Unions and other non-state actors
Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) will lead the planning of the INSTACON-SDG19 in Partnership with all the 36 State Government and particularly the six state government of the southwest geo-political zone. CSCSD is a coalition of over 2000 registered civil society and nongovernmental organizations spread across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. CSCSD National Steering Committee (NSC) is committed to making INSTACON-SDG 19 hosting, practical and feasible for most CSCSD members and participants. To achieve this goal, NSC has made conference planning and management a shared responsibility between the host state, LOC and NSC. With this arrangement conference, LOC and hosts can concentrate on aspects of conference organization that can best be done by those with local knowledge, technical skills and capacity.
To this end, CSCSD-NSC assumes the intellectual ownership of the conference including the main responsibility for the program and sponsorship opportunities. LOC takes on most of the financial and technical administration while the conference host concentrates on logistical matters.
TIMING AND DURATION
The event is scheduled to hold between Monday 26th and Saturday 31st August 2019. It will consist of a total of five plenary sessions. This will include three morning sessions and two afternoon sessions. The tentative sessions will be published on the conference website.
12 Cultural Centre Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
documentation and presentations will be made available to
participants in electronic format. The electronic proceedings will be
published as a journal.
CONFERENCE CORE ACTIVITIES
The event will take place over five days, beginning with day one of arrival and dinner for International participants with pre-conference for youth followed by three days dedicated to the Conference and day four as tourism day 5 as departure. The conference will be designed to provide all participants with multiple spaces for engagement. A mix of plenary sessions and parallel strands on a range of topics will be organized, using a variety of formats including keynote speakers, paper presentations, and panel discussions, as well as innovative arrangements that facilitate more informal discussion and sharing of experiences between partners.
Decoration of SDG champions The selected individual for SDGs champions will be individuals from Nigeria that have made their mark in various fields of Art, Entertainment, Music, Movie, Leadership, Science etc. They are selected to facilitate change by popularizing, advocating, mobilizing and creating awareness through their skills on the 17 SDGs
Expected Partnership Support from State Government Target 17:17 of Goal 17 of the SDGs obtains to encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships. To this end CSCSD national hereby seek partnership support from the Government at sub-national level for the following:
Mobilisation of at least 6 senior level delegates per state from MDAs, LGAs, LCDAs, as Participants
Customization of IEC material from all state depicting State SDGs activities;
Financial support for other exigencies
Media Coverage of Event by State Owned Media;
Hosting of International Participants to Dinner and befitting accommodation
Expected Partnership Support from Private sector The private sector has a critical role to play as a source of finance, as a source of the driver of innovation and technological development and as key engine of economic growth and employment. To this end, partnership support shall include:
Customised SDG branded products for awareness creation
Support for printing of journals, program of event, Pull-up banners, Flex banner back-drop,