Press Release: Kenyan government, MPs and CSOs to meet to discuss post-2015 development framework

November 10, 2014

Press release: For immediate release

Kenyan government, MPs and CSOs to meet to discuss post-2015 development framework

The Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development (ACORD) will on, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, join the Kenya Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Reference Group in engaging with members of parliament (MPs) and key government ministries in contributing to the development of a framework that responds to the current and future aspirations of the Kenyan people within the larger international community.

The half-day meeting aims at ensuring that key issues, priorities and opportunities arising out of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 framework are well addressed as the process of the development of the framework comes to its completion by September 2015.

Starting in 2012, Kenya underwent a series of consultations on the post-2015 development agenda led by different actors, notably the government of Kenya and CSOs. Alongside the United Nations-led processes, Kenya CSOs have jointly and separately engaged with the post-2015 process and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework in various ways. Many have been present at various meetings, conferences and forums building up to the post-2015 framework.

The CSO Reference Group on the post-2015 is an open group comprising CSOs (grassroots, national, regional and international) that have been engaged at varied levels in the MDGs and post-2015 process in Kenya. The group convened national consultations in 2012, 2013 and 2014 that drew participation from government, civil society and academia. The key messages from the consultation included the need for preparedness for tracking of the implementation of the framework, partnerships for the implementation of the new framework and national ownership of commitments made on the new framework.

The key objectives of the meeting are:

  1. To create awareness among parliamentarians on the post-2015/SDGs process;
  2. To articulate the CSO position on key issues (priorities, opportunities and challenges) on the post-2015 framework/SDGs; and
  3. To develop a roadmap for engagement between civil society organizations, the National Assembly and government in the post-2015 process.

Key issues for discussion include the role of the Parliamentary Caucus on post-2015 that may address financing the post-2015 development framework; tracking of the implementation of the post-2015 framework to discuss broad based measures to ensure that planning for measurement in the implementation of the post-2015/SDGs development framework; and capacity of institutions/national data systems at the national and county levels to respond to the monitoring needs of the post-2015 development framework in a consistent and reliable fashion; and

The meeting is expected to see the development of common messages and understanding and a programme for future engagement between civil society, parliament and government ministries on the post-2015 development agenda

The launch will take place at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8.30 am.
For more information, contact:
Gacheru Maina,
Communication and Media Officer, ACORD
gacheru.maina@acordinternational.org

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