There has been some progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa since their introduction in 2015, but to achieve the equitable and prosperous future that the continent strives for, progress must be transformational. Technology, innovation and youth will be key drivers in this transformation and impact investment and innovative finance will help to catalyse growth.
The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, Africa 2018, co-organised with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will bring regional leaders together to find a coherent approach to advancing and accelerating the rate of development, addressing inequalities, improving energy access, food security and new ways to create fair and decent employment. This year’s Forum will focus on case studies and initiatives that integrate several of the 17 SDGs, with examples of inclusive growth and innovation.
Three years since the Goals were adopted, RBF will bring more than 400 delegates from government, UN agencies, companies and NGOs to share their vision for an equitable and prosperous future in Africa. The Forum will align with The African Union’s Agenda 2063, a vision for an integrated and peaceful continent, a vision encompassed by the 17 SDGs.