The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday held an SDGs impact assessment dialogue on harnessing public-private sector partnerships to accelerate the Social Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.
According to the UNDP, the SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
But how has Nigeria fared so far in reaching the 17 SDG goals and what is the private sector’s role?
12:12: The private sector must be focused on not just profit, but also development, says Bolaji Balogun, Private Sector Advisory Group. “#EndSARS is a cry-out for a lack of opportunities,” he says.
12:05: Amarakoon Bandra, Senior Economics Advisor, UNDP believes governments should borrow for profitable investments.
11:52: There is an inequality in how private sector incentives are applied in Nigeria, says Nneka Eze, Partner and Director, Dalberg
11:47: The private sector is critical to the full actualisation of the SDGs, says Solape Hammond, the Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments to the Governor of Lagos State “We do need the private sector,” she says.
11: 42: The potential is huge, but the constraints are also huge. – Amarakoon Bandra, Senior Economics Advisor, UNDP
11:35: Nneka Eze, Partner and Director, Dalberg, believes there is a great market opportunity in Nigeria for renewable energy.
We (govt) believe that by producing the successor plan of the Nigerian “Vision 2020″…we are making some progress.
-Kenneth Kujeli (Snr. Economics Advisor, UNDP)#DevTalksNG #CTVSDGTalks #Agenda2030 pic.twitter.com/eW2xZjfIM6
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