Campaign for Good Governance [CGG] will hold a consultation on the 10th and 11th January 2013, at its office headquarters, 11 A Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown, to discuss civil society’s experience in contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within the national framework.
The consultation is an important phase of the Breaking Point project, a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation and United Nations Millennium Campaign. ‘Breaking Point’ aims to take stock, discuss what the MDGs have achieved and why, and stimulate thinking on the post-MDG architecture. The consultation will focus on reviewing national experiences of civil society involvement in MDG policy formulation, implementation and delivery, and monitoring.
In the aftermath of the global crises that have swept the world, the debate around what should succeed the MDGs has gathered momentum and there is an opportunity for Commonwealth governments and civil society to influence the discourse on how to move forward post-2015.
The consultations will take place in 14 Commonwealth countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Pakistan, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zambia.
Campaign for Good Governance believes that civil society plays a critical role as a development actor, and as such, it is important that civil society has a prominent voice in the national and global dialogue on the MDGs and post-MDG architecture.