August 15, 2016 - 8:30 am
August 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
AddressThe Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya View map
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) was launched in September 2015 at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, where Kenya reaffirmed its commitment as Anchor Partner. The Political launch set in motion key processes of the Partnership as it worked towards its institutional phase. To this end the GPSDD Interim Steering Group (ISG) created several working groups to produce basic work to implement the data revolution. In her speech at the Political Launch of the GPSDD, H.E. (DR) Ambassador Amina Mohammed affirmed that Kenya’s promise of inclusive development can only be achieved by creating an inclusive data ecosystem involving government, private sector, academia, non-profit organizations, innovators, local communities and development partnerships.
This commitment informed the Country’s choice in taking a leading role in the SDG Data Revolution Roadmaps/Ecosystems Working Group which is co-chaired by CEPEI, Colombia, Paris 21 – France, US State Department and the Office of the Deputy President – Kenya. The Working groups in its work-plan agreed on supporting countries at national and sub-nationallevels (including cities) to develop and implement multi-stakeholder roadmaps for harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development, based on local and national priorities for SDGs and national plans. A series of early action countries were identified by the working group and endorsed by the International Steering Group (ISG) in Bogota, Colombia, that include Colombia, Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania and Sierra Leone.
The Kenya national workshop on SDGs Roadmaps and data ecosystems will convene multiple
stakeholders to engage on practical collaboration and deep dives on data driven/policy
initiatives that have been inspired by the Kenya’s involvement in the GPSDD.
- A demonstration of the potential for transformation with the use of data for decision
making at National and Sub-National Levels.
- Increase technical collaboration between Anchor Partners and Champions of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and multiple-stakeholder in the Republic of Kenya towards defining an integrated path forward for the data roadmap.
- An opportunity to prepare for a data driven engagement in Vision2030 MTPIII process and County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) process.