Half day workshop organised by Global Compact Local Network Tanzania, with support from UNDP on February 28th, 2018 at Ramada Encore Hotel addressed ‘The role of Private, Sector Associations, Civil society organizations and Media engagement for Sustainable Development Goals implementation in Tanzania: opportunity for shared value’. Discussion at the Meeting covered engaging the private sector associations, Civil society organisations and Media in shaping Tanzania’s development agenda, improving the business environment; and the private sector’s associations, Civil society organizations, and media role in implementing the SDGs. Speaking at the event Ernest Salla – UNDP, Program Specialist & Head of Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihood Pillar said “The SDGs is an ambitious agenda.
It calls for a renewed partnership to address urgent global sustainable development challenges such as ending poverty, tackling inequality, protecting the planet and women and girls’ empowerment. Because no single actor can realize ambitious SDGs alone, the 2030 Agenda emphasizes the active engagement of all key players on issues of common importance”. Mr. Salla highlighted that “The practical means of integrating sustainable development priorities into business strategies and day-to-day operations can be a daunting task.
These challenges are especially pronounced for small and medium-sized enterprises. That is why it is important to work in partnership with business and industry associations, civil society organisations, academia and media to accelerate corporate engagement in the sustainable development agenda. With their extensive networks and sector-specific expertise, these entities can serve as key platforms for sharing knowledge and know-how on integrating sustainable development measures into corporate management by fostering partnerships, building capacity, setting technical standards, and diffusing best practices.,”.