Localizing the SDGs: Global Goals, Local Action

The project has been designed with the primary objective of supporting the Government of Botswana with the implementation of the SDGs, the SDGs Roadmap and other strategic emerging issues such as SouthSouth and Triangular Cooperation (SS&TrC) and human development in Botswana. In support of the SDGs, an institutional framework has been established through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) and it comprises the SDGs National Steering Committee (NSC) and SDGs Technical Task Force (TTF), both supported by a National Secretariat (NS) established within the MFED. The NSC is co-chaired by the Secretary for Economic and Financial Policy in the MFED and the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC). The TFF is co-chaired by the Director of the Population and Development Coordination Section of the MFED and the UNDP Economic Advisor. The MFED has the responsibility of leading and coordinating the implementation of the SDGs in Botswana in collaboration with the established institutional framework and other line ministries leading on other emerging developing issues like SS&TrC and human development.  The NS will support the Ministry and the NSC to implement the SDG Roadmap and overall the SDGs with the technical support of the TTF. The process will involve all key stakeholders that have a role to play in the implementation of the SDGs and the National Roadmap.