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Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) are responsible for implementation, monitoring and reporting on relevant SDGs, Targets and Indicators. The MDAs are responsible for mainstreaming SDGs in planning frameworks, budgets, performance contracting and workplans. The Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee consisting of officers from various Agencies is expected to provide strategic oversight on SDGs programme design and implementation as well as making decisions on strategic programme choices at the national level.
The 2030 Agenda recognizes the cardinal roles of parliamentarians in ensuring political buy-in, financing and accountability to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Above all, it calls for early and meaningful engagement of parliamentarians in national efforts to translate the global agenda into practice. The Parliament, through the Kenya Parliamentary Caucus on SDGs and Business has undertaken various initiatives towards implementation of SDGs across the 17 Goals. The Caucus is an Association of Parliamentarians convened at the beginning of the 12th parliament pursuant to Parliament Standing order 259, with the purpose of promoting Sustainable Development and Responsive Business through legislation, representation, oversight and partnerships. With a membership of 30 parliamentarians, the Caucus has representation from all regions of the country. The membership has also spread across substantial House committees that enable coverage of a broader scope of SDGs’ work. The parliamentary caucus on SDGs and business is a member of the Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee (IATWC) on SDGs.
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The Council of County Governors (COG) is a non-partisan organization established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act (IGRA 2012). The COG comprises of the Governors of the forty-seven Counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.
The SDGs liaison office at the COG Secretariat support proper coordination and implementation of the SDGs at county levels, including linkages with the national level. The office Coordinate implementation and tracking of SDGs implementation in the County Governments and facilitate best practice sharing and learning between counties. The COG is a member of the Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee on SDGs.
The counties of Kenya are geographical units envisioned by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya as the units of devolved government. The powers are provided in Articles 191 and 192, and in the fourth schedule of the Constitution of Kenya and the County Governments Act of 2012.
County Governments provides a pivotal role in ensuring successful implementation of SDGs at local level. With the devolved system of government, the County governments play a critical role in the implementation of the SDGs as most of the SDGs activities fall under devolved functions. The County Governments have nominated SDGs champions in all the 47 counties who are meant to steer implementation and reporting of SDGs at the counties.
The Government recognizes the crucial role of UN Agencies, whose support is integral to social, economic and environmental initiatives being implemented in the Country towards realization of national development priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are several UN Agencies operating in Kenya and implementing various programmes and projects across the 47 counties. The UN Agencies support resource mobilization, reporting and sharing of global best practices on SDGs implementation in Kenya across the different sectors. UNDP is also a member of the Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee.
The private sector engagement is crucial for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Kenya, the private sector has been actively involved in the implementation of several different aspects of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) which is the apex private sector body in Kenya has initiated and taken part in programs that inspire other businesses to embrace and implement SDGs . The Alliance brings together over 500,000 businesses including SMEs from all sectors of the economy under one umbrella to engage the government and other stakeholders in one voice on areas of interest or issues of concern to businesses.
As the co-chair of the Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee responsible for coordination of implementation and reporting of progress of SDGs in Kenya, KEPSA coordinates the development of Private Sector Report to compliment and report the progress of private sector towards Kenya’s National Voluntary Review.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are critical stakeholders in the SDGs implementation. They provide direct services to vulnerable populations, support skills development through capacity building and training, and provide microfinance services for economic empowerment. They also carry out policy advocacy and awareness creation to support implementation of the SDGs.
The Civil Society’s engagements on SDGs is coordinated by SDGs Kenya Forum. This is an all-inclusive membership platform providing space for over 350 CSOs. Since 2017, CSOs have been submitting progress reports to inform Kenya’s progress reports including the Voluntary National Reviews. The 2017 CSO report was structured to report on progress made in the period 2016 and the 2019 report was a bi-annual report covering the 2017/2018 period. The 2020 CSO Voluntary National Review covered the period 2018 and 2019. The preparation of these reports is coordinated by the SDGs Kenya Forum which is also a co-chair of Inter-Agency Technical Working Committee.
The reports mirror government led SDGs progress reports and some information feeds into the government reports.
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Academia and Research Institutions are the primary entities for the generation and dissemination of knowledge across the 17 SDGs. The Institutions facilitate research and innovations on accelerating SDGs implementation in the Country.
The Government collaborates with learning institutions to ensure offering of courses on SDGs and has collaborated with Kenya School of Government (KSG) to develop a curriculum on SDGs which is used by KSG to train public officers on SDGs.