|Overview : |
The SDG Localization Project was conceived to support local actors in Maputo and Cabo Delgado Provinces to formulate and implement integrated public policies, programmes and projects for the promotion of sustainable development. SDG localization refers to the process of co-designing, co-implementing and co-monitoring inclusive SDG implementation strategies in full alignment with sub-national priorities and opportunities. It is possible to identify considerably diverse realities at the sub-national level that will entail specific actions in order to achieve the proposed goals. For example, Maputo Province is a highly urbanized area (71,2% of the population lives in cities) what contrasts with the reality of both Cabo Delgado and the country, where only 23,1% and 33,4% of the population lives in cities, respectively (Censo, 2017). This urban character also conforms the challenges faced by the Southern Province, where the population enjoys better conditions of habitation and access to water and sanitation – even though there still is a large room for improvement. Internet connection in Maputo Province is also considerably higher: almost ¼ of the population has internet access while in Cabo Delgado it is less than 4%.
Building public awareness and engaging national, sub-national and local stakeholders in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a critical initial and on-going step in successful implementation. Beyond awareness, monitoring the progress of the country towards the achievement of Agenda 2030 is critical. A clear understanding of the benefits of aligning national and sub national plans and policy-making processes with the Agenda 2030 and SDGs as well as building ownership for its among people, including the marginalized, provides the foundation for its delivery.
The objective of this consultancy is to produce communication material related to the SDG Localization Process in Maputo and Cabo Delgado Provinces, inspiring action using multiple communication channels, raising awareness about SDGs and strengthening local ownership.