The conference “Think Globally, Act Locally: SDGs Implementation through Local Governments” is one day side event, which will be held as part of UCLG Executive Bureau meeting from 10-12 April 2018. The event is hosted by the Local Council Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (LCA KP) and the Local Council Association Punjab (LCAP) in Cooperation with UCLG and technically supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will bring together local government representatives from Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific Region, participants from Pakistan representing the federal and provincial governments, mayors, civil society representatives, development partners and other stakeholders, to highlight and discuss the challenges faced by the local governments during the localisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Within the broad framework of localization of the Sustainable Development goals, four major topics were selected to focus on flagship projects, as well as to provide an insight in most recent best practices and key challenges.
The objective of the conference is to highlight the crucial role local governments play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and Pacific. It serves as a platform to show their efforts, to share technical expertise and know how, as well as best practice and also provides a forum to discuss challenges. The conference will provide opportunities to engage in constructive dialogues, form partnerships on shared problems and create networks to exchange expertise during the conference and beyond to achieve the global goals through sustainable action.
As an outcome, the conference will provide a platform to link the global goals to the local level of implementation. Best practices and the facilitation of cooperation linked to real examples on the ground will provide an inspiration for all participants to replicate success models, avoid mistakes and foster a common understanding within the community of local representatives.
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