Due Date: July 30, 2019

The call for applications to go to the Localizing the 2030 Program Online Forum is now open. IPI and the UN Human Being Security System (HSU), in cooperation with the Federal government of The Gambia, the Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat, the UN Homeowner Planner and the UN Nation Group in The Gambia welcome expression of interest and applications to take part in the online forum on Localizing the 2030 Program: Structure on What Functions, occurring on 28-29 October 2019, in Banjul, The Gambia.

The online forum intends to unite neighborhood leaders from West Africa who are working to attain the Sustainable Advancement Objectives (SDGs) to produce understanding, develop abilities, enhance relationships, and exchange techniques. The online forum will consist of 60 leaders and crucial individuals from 5 to 8 adjoining West African nations: Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.


Neighborhood leaders operating in a range of geographical and thematic locations will come together to gain from and with each other about how finest to collaborate to resolve crucial obstacles and take advantage of chances. This online forum supplies a distinct chance to break out of conventional silos that typically keep federal government authorities, UN agents, members of civil society, and business owners from interacting. It will provide an area to share how to craft inclusive peace and advancement techniques that put individuals and neighborhoods at the center, not just as receivers however as empowered representatives of modification.

Grounded in a spirit of multilateral cooperation and a sense of optimism for the future of West Africa, and in the context of increased polarization and inequality and decreasing main advancement support, we can produce understanding on and scale up a wide variety of peace and advancement efforts and assistance networks led by regional champs through the human security technique. For that reason, the online forum will likewise unite international and local professionals working to speed up the application of the 2030 Program for Sustainable Advancement.

As the global neighborhood looks for responses on how to localize the 2030 Program, a lot of the options can be discovered in neighborhoods and the understanding and company of regional leaders. The Online forum will supply a chance for UN nation groups to satisfy regional leaders and assess how to develop an inclusive procedure for accomplishing the SDGs that leaves nobody behind and puts individuals in the motorist’s seat.


Qualified prospects will be offered with flight, lodging, and a little stipend for expenditures for taking a trip to The Gambia on the dates of the online forum.


The online forum is created for leaders at all levels– from local to regional– dealing with problems connected to advancement of their neighborhoods and peace within the context of the 2030 Program. Provided the collective nature of the online forum, the leaders will be chosen in a manner that guarantees a varied series of experiences and focal locations.

The very first online forum on Localizing the 2030 Program: Structure on What Functions is created for leaders who:

  • Presently live in Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone;-LRB- ******************).
  • Have a history of movement-building or change-making in their neighborhood;-LRB- ******************).
  • Operate in a location associated to the styles of peace, advancement, and/or the environment;-LRB- ******************).
  • Are associated with a transformative effort in their neighborhood that is cross-sectoral and multi-dimensional in nature and perhaps likewise cross-border;-LRB- ******************).
  • Are offered to take a trip to The Gambia from October 28 to 29, 2019;-LRB- ******************).
  • Are 18 years of age or older;-LRB- ******************).
  • Excel in English or French or, preferably, both;-LRB- ******************).

From each of the 8 West African nations we are looking for individuals with each of the following profiles:

  • A federal government authorities with huge experience promoting advancement and peace efforts, presently dealing with, or just recently associated with, elaborating the UN advancement support structure (UNDAF) and/or in incorporating the 2030 Program into the nationwide advancement strategy;-LRB- ******************).
  • A regional authorities or authority (e.g., mayor) doing transformative deal with peace and advancement and operating in an inclusive way with their neighborhood;-LRB- ******************).
  • An agent of an African-based, grassroots-level company or association working at the neighborhood level, consisting of those participated in cross-border cooperation;-LRB- ******************).
  • A regional leader doing transformative advancement, peace, and/or ecological operate in their neighborhood (e.g., business owner, innovator, peacebuilder, regional chief, arbitrator, leader of a ladies’s or youth group, senior, spiritual leader).


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