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Re: INVITATION TO THE SOUTH AFRICA SYMPOSIUM ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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Open SDG club @South Africa:

A civil society symposium

Dear Colleagues

Re:  INVITATION TO THE SOUTH AFRICA SYMPOSIUM ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Our transformative intent is to promote the delivery of sustainable development in South Africa, and to open-up the space for non-governmental stakeholders to engage with the process of delivering on the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Given that South Africa is participating in the United Nations Voluntary National Review in 2019, we view this as an important opportunity for civil society and other non-state actors to contribute to the report writing, and the broader review process of sustainable development in the country.

African Monitor, in partnership with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), HURISA and Centre for the Study of Violence and reconciliation (CSVR), will host a civil society symposium from the 12 until 14 June 2019 at Holiday Inn, 123 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, in support of the South African SCO Working Group on SDGs.  This invitation is extended to you or a representative of your organisation, to come and contribute this important process.

The Open SDG Club @South Africa is a national symposium for civic actors to contribute to the VNR 2019 report and showcase innovative solutions to achieve the SDGs in South Africa.  Through this symposium, findings on SDG progress will be presented by civil society, business, academia and different spheres of government.  The South African government will also present the draft national VNR report, thus creating opportunity for engagement with non-state actors.

The Open SDG Club @South Africa presents an opportunity for civil society and other civic actors in South Africa to review the SDGs and share perspectives in an open, inclusive and collaborative platform.  The symposium has been preceded by a consultative report writing process for the goals that are being reviewed through VNR 2019.

Kindly confirm your attendance to this event by registering here by the 11th June 2019.

For more information, contact Puseletso Maile at puseletso@africanmonitor.org or to advocacy@africanmonitor.org (011 – 589 9032).

Kindly note that this is a self-sponsored event.

However, if you represent a community-based organisation or NGO’s operating at provincial and local level to deliver on the SDGs and require travel and accommodation sponsorship, please send a request to Ms Maile on the email address above.  There is very limited sponsorship available for this purpose.

Sincerely yours,

African Monitor, CGE, HURISA, CSVR teams.

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