On 11th September UNA Tanzania conducted The High-Level Multistakeholder Dialogue On The SDGS Summit, a pre-event ahead of the SDGs Summit. The theme of the dialogue was ‘Tanzania’s Readiness For Transformative Action Towards Achieving SDGs’. The main aim of the dialogue was to mobilize collective actions and promotion of high-impact initiatives in order to mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals with high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030. The dialogue brought together stakeholders from the Government, The UNRCO Office, the Private Sector, and Civil Societies in Tanzania for a transformative dialogue and forging commitments to escalate collective efforts towards achieving the SDGs.

The dialogue was graced by a keynote speech from the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tanzania Mr. Zlatan Milsic, “I urge each of you to take this moment as an opportunity for a personal and collective reflection. The journey towards the SDGs is not just national or global, it is the journey of individuals, communities & nations united by a shared world vision”, he emphasized.

Mr. Zlatan Milisic, United Nations Tanzania Resident Coordinator presenting keynote speech during the dialogue

A stimulating panel discussion accompanied the dialogue, deliberating on fast-tracking SDGs in line with Leave No One Behind with panelists Ruth Minja from The National Bureau of Statistics, Nesia Mahenge; The Country Director of CBM Tanzania, Stephen Chacha; Co-Convener of The Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform and Marsha Yambi; The Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Tanzania Chapter.

The dialogue concluded with commitments and key action points from The Civil Societies in Tanzania;

  • Improving capacities to collect, generate, and use of data. CSOs need to have proper data storage for future use and have someone who is responsible for data generation and storage.
  • Enhance capacity building to local communities to monitor the implementation of SDGs by promoting the use of friendly language Swahili language, braille language, and picture/symbols
  • Increase efforts to reduce extreme poverty in rural and urban areas among vulnerable social groups
  • Recurring consultative and follow-up sessions involving CSOs, the Private Sector, Communities (through Social Accountability Monitoring – SAM), and Government stakeholders. These meetings will serve as essential forums for the systematic review of our progress, the exchange of best practices, and the proactive resolution of emerging challenges