People at local level are not aware about the SDGs and process of localization of SDGs in the country is very slow. This project is designed to intensify the ongoing efforts of CSOs on 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development in the country. Specifically, this project is the follow-up project as NFN has already initiated some activities under Localizing SDGs in Nepal project (1 Sept.-15 Nov. 2017). Overall purpose of this project is to support localization process of SDGs in the county and to enforce realizing SDG 6. But, specifically, this project aims to increase awareness about the SDGs among the office bearers of municipalities and key local development actors and to formulate the strategic directions to move forward on SDG 6 at local level. The project will organize orientation programmes on SDGs in 4 municipalities (Kavre- Chaurideurali rural municipality, Siraha – Lahan municipality, Jumla –Hima rural municipality and Kalikot – Palata rural municipality) and review the annual programme and budgets of 4 municipalities through SDGs' perspectives. Moreover, the project will organize two province level consultations and one national level consultation. It is estimated that at least 240 persons including office bearers and staffs of municipalities and representatives of key local development actors will acquire knowledge on SDGs and SDG 6. Moreover, 4 review reports and 5 policy briefs will be produced based on analysis of annual budgets and programmes of municipalities. Ultimately, this project aims to contribute in achieving SDGs in the country and complement to Government's efforts.
Objectives and outcomes:
Overall purpose of this project is to speed-up the localization process of 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development in the country.
Specific objectives of the project will be:
to increase awareness on SDGs among the local actors, and to enhance capacity of CSOs for engagement.
Learning of the project will be linked with entire localization process of SDGs and SDG 6.
Key learning objective of the project is to analyze key factors supporting constructive engagement of CSOs in localizing SDGs.