35 members from private sectors associations and Civil Society CEO`s attended the meeting aiming to:
Rais awareness of Private sector associations and Civil society organisations CEO`s on their roles towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDG`s)
Secure commitment and support from PSOs and CSOs on advancing the agenda 2030
Position the Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) as a convener of a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on key corporate sustainability and public policy issues
The SDG's agenda is an ambitious agenda and It calls for a renewed partnership to address urgent global sustainable development challenges such as ending poverty, tackling inequality, protecting the planet and empowering of women and girls’.
No single actor can realize ambitious SDGs alone, the 2030 Agenda emphasizes the active engagement of all key players on issues of common importance
Mr. Salla highlighted he practical means of integrating sustainable development priorities into business strategies and day-to-day operations can be a daunting task
These challenges small and medium-sized enterprises daily operations. That is why it is important for business, industry associations, civil society organisations, academia and media to accelerate corporate engagement in the sustainable development agenda
With extensive networks and sector-specific expertise, these entities can serve as key platforms for sharing knowledge and know-how on integrating sustainable development measures into corporate management by fostering partnerships, building capacity, setting technical standards, and diffusing best practices
GCNT and UNDP subsequently agreed that, while the workshop provided momentum to the private sector associations, Civil society organizations and media to discuss and learn their major roles in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but opened further opportunities for collaboration with PSOs, CSOs and Media. Through their extensive networks, PSOs, CSOs and Media they serve as key platforms for sharing knowledge and know-how on integrating sustainability measures into company operations
GCNT will continue Scaling Up Sustainability Collaboration through showcasing contributions that business associations, industry associations, civil society organizations and media have made to shape a more sustainable economy and highlights the benefits that these groups can bring to companies’ sustainability work in the country.
Commitments from private sector
Representatives of private sector associations, civil society presented concrete examples of their organization’s contribution to advance different areas of sustainable development, from providing a platform for discussing sustainability challenges and identifying best practices, to developing technical guidelines and providing trainings, and engaging in policy advocacy
GCNT/UNDP to design the tailored awareness program per sector and convene meeting with various sectors such as banking & finance, manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Logistic and transport, health etc. to advocate for the SDGs and UNGC 10th principles to stakeholders.
Follow up meeting/ workshop to talk with key players to leverage the SDGs and seek their commitments with support of their respective PSOs.
Establishment of Online Multi stakeholder’s platform to connect and convene the Tanzanian Private Sector Companies CEO`S to deepen collaboration, leverage resources, sustain impact, drive the implementation of the SDG and delivery tangible results of the country development agenda.
Create Thematic groups to ensure customized focus on SGDs as per industry needs/requirements are considered.