The Financial Centre for Sustainability, Lagos (“FC4SL”), in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Nigeria, jointly organized webinar session as part of the Market Education and Sensitisation Campaign Initiative of the Research, Education and Engagements Thematic Area of FC4SL.
The session, through expert discussions and deliberations, sought to promote the consideration, adoption and integration of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the formulation of developmental policies and strategies to ensure a more sustainable, safer and increasingly prosperous economy for all Nigerians.
In her opening remarks, Senior Special Adviser to the President on SDGs, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, represented by the Senior Technical Advisor, Dr Bala Yusuf Yunusa, said that “the Federal Government of Nigeria has since established institutional mechanisms to support effective implementation of the SDGs.
The Office of the SSA to the President on SDGs (“the Office’) was established in January 2016 with the mandate of strategic planning, co-ordination, and guidance; advocacy, representation, and partnership building; monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; as well as resource work implementation.
Several strategic initiatives have since been implemented; including a database mapping that enables a complete realignment of the national statistical system for the requirement and indicators of the SDGs”.