Through SDGs Program, whose one of the objectives aim to integrate the SDGs in all policies and implementation of the National Development Plans, our Program Officer participated in the Opportunities & Obstacles (O & OD) Training . 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 had an opportunity to train on how the O & OD approach can be used to contribute to the implementation, monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals at local levels in Tanzania 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.
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 training was held in Dodoma in September 2020, convened by Policy Forum (A CSOs network) to 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).