The integration of participatory approaches to SDG localization
February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+1
15th February 2022 (11am CET)
This panel discussion will hear from scholars who have published in the recent Policy Forum in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on SDG localization. The discussion will challenge the traditional “top-down” dichotomy in implementing the SDGs, highlighting that to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is essential to translate the SDGs into national and local policy initiatives. The incorporation of participatory approaches in this process is vital in ensuring collective action and democratic participation.
The panel discussion will comprise of a number of short presentations by authors, who will highlight how participatory approaches have been utilised in implementing the SDGs in a local context. The discussion will conclude with a discussion amongst panel members, and Q&A from the audience.