President Kagame of the republic of Rwanda, Edgar Chagwa Lungu will launch the Sustainable Development Goals Sub-Regional Centre for Southern Africa in Zambia, Lusaka.
The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th, August, at Mulungushi International conference centre, Zambia.
The Sustainable Development Goals Sub-Regional Centre for Southern Africa was launched in Kigali in 2017.
The Minister of National Development Planning Hon. Alexander Chiteme confirmed that that the Sustainable Development Goals Sub-Regional Centre for Southern Africa will be launched in Zambia as the two heads of the state grace the event.
“The launch of the Lusaka SDGC/A Sub-Regional Center follows the signing of the host country agreement in September 2018 in New York between the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the SDG Centre for Africa,” Chiteme said.
Minister of National Development Planning Hon. Alexander Chiteme addressing the media in Kitwe on Saturday 3 August 2019. On his left is Permanent Secretary (Development Planning) Chola Chabala.
The Minister said the sub-regional centre will assist southern African countries to start unlocking bottlenecks that hinder smooth implementation of the SDGs and help achieve the goals.
The launch, which is a one-day event brings together over 200 government officials, international organisations, development financing institutions, statistics institutions and experts from southern Africa and beyond, to discuss the major themes relevant to SDG implementation in Africa with focus on the sub-region. The event will take place under the current chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda. His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia will receive the hosting key.
As part of delegates, all the ministers charged with the coordination of SDGs implementation predominately ministers responsible for national development within the region have been invited to attend this important event.
The SDG Sub-Regional Centre is an international not-for-profit institution which once launched, will provide technical support, neutral advice and expertise to national governments, private sector, civil society and academic institutions in order to accelerate the implementation of the SDG agenda.
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