UNA TANZANIA CONDUCTS TRAINING ON THE LINKAGES BETWEEN OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES TO DEVELOPMENT AND THE SDGS

Through SDGs Program, our program officer participated in the improved opportunities & obstacles to development (O & OD) approach training held in Dodoma from 21 to 25 September 2020. The training was convened by Policy Forum (A CSOs network) which UNA Tanzania is a member under the Local Governance Working Group (LGWG). The training was conducted by the Local Government Training Institute (LGTI) in collaboration with the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG).

The main objective of the training was to strengthen Local Governance Working Group (LGWG) members’ capacity on the improved O & OD Approach which was introduced in October, 2019. The improved O & OD Approach is a methodology to build and sustain collaborative relationships between Local Government Authorities and communities for better service delivery and local development by empowering communities and promoting community initiatives.

UNA Tanzania program officer had an opportunity to present on the link between the Sustainable Development Goals and the improved O and OD Approach in Tanzanian context. Further, how the approach contributes to the implementation, follow up and review of the SDGs by promoting citizens engagement including the vulnerable and marginalized groups such as youth, women and people with disabilities, leverages citizens’ voices through reliable data to strengthen national and regional review processes of the SDGs and facilitates policy change and contributes to evidence based policies.