About the UASDGC23

In 2022, Uganda developed and adopted an annual platform called the Uganda Annual SDG Conference (UASDGC). Subsequently, the first annual SDG conference was hosted in June 2022 under the leadership and coordination of the Office of the Prime Minister. This conference was instituted as an annual event to provide a platform for multisector participation in the review and validation of Uganda’s actions for accelerated delivery on SDGs and the Africa we want Agenda 2063. As such, the Government of Uganda plans to hold the 2nd UASDGC in June 2023 as a means of reviewing the midterm progress of SDGs.

The UASDGC23 will also be informed by the fact that this year (2023) the UN member states will be reviewing the mid-term progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Contact SDG Secretariat: 0414343093, 0773262556, 0782869331/ https://sdgs.opm.go.ug/ UASDGC 2023 Pg. SDGs through the SDG Summit 2023 in New York under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in September 2023. The Conference will take keen reflection on the midterm progress and level of implementation of NDPIII in addition to showcasing some of the catalytic innovations that have spurred action and accelerated SDG implementation. Cognizant, of the UN SDG Summit and HLPF 2023, it is important that Uganda takes stalk of the midterm progress of SDGs and reflects on how its leveraged regional frameworks and opportunities for integrated delivery on SDGs and Agenda 2063. Therefore, the conference will facilitate analyzing and sharing key messages of the Mid Term Progress on SDGs and prepare different stakeholders to participate in the annual High Level Political Forum (HLPF).

The UASDGC23 will feature a series of integrated activities and high-level meetings. Proposed for June 22-23, 2023, the Conference will feature a series of capacity building workshops, exhibitions, expert panels, and plenary presentations highlighting progress made towards the attainment of the 2030 SDG targets.


Main objective of the UASDGC23
The overall objective is to review Uganda’s mid-term progress with focus on the interlinkages and leveraging national and continental actions for accelerated delivery of SDGs and Agenda 2063.

Specific Objectives
• To conduct a mid-term progress review on the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
• To review the sub national and regional actions and commitments for accelerated implementation of the SDGs and A2063.
The Conference will therefore serve as a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices and lessons learned in efforts to implement the two agendas.
Under the theme “Leveraging Inclusive National and Continental Actions for Accelerated Delivery on the SDGs and Agenda 2063” , the Second Uganda Annual SDG Conference will be conducted under the three sub themes that will inform the high-level panel discussions as follows.
• Financing frameworks and opportunities for regional cooperation and accelerated delivery on SDGs and Agenda 2063.
• Leveraging science, technology, and innovation for accelerated delivery on SDGs and Agenda 2063.
• Leaving No One Behind: The Ultimate Benefit of SDG Localization

Whereas the conference will focus largely on all 17 SDGs, the forum will generate key messages to feed into the for the HLPF 2023, some discussions will be dedicated to the SDGs that have been considered for the HLPF 2023 in-depth review. These Goals include;
Goal 6: clean water and sanitation
Goal 7: affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: industry, innovation, and infrastructure
Goal 11: sustainable cities and communities
Goal 17: partnerships for the Goals

Expected Results
• The Conference is expected to foster national and regional engagements and discussion
between actors on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.
• Re-commitment on partnerships that will foster accelerated implementation in the next
half term of SDGs. Partnership through mutual support and the sharing of knowledge and experience on the implementation of the two agendas.
• Documentation of the comparative advantage, impact and prospects of the 2030 Agenda
and Agenda 2063 in Uganda and beyond.
Expected Outcomes
• A declaration with specific recommendations to support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.

• A set of initiatives and key messages to accelerate Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 at all levels and by all key stakeholders.
• The key messages will also be shared at the High-Level Political Forum in July 2023 and the UN SDG Summit of the midterm review of SDGs during the UNGA
• An outcome document to highlight the state of implementation of the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 and the role of different stakeholders in promoting a sustainable development.


The UASDGC23 will take place on June 22-23, 2023, under the theme, “Leveraging Inclusive National and Continental Actions for Accelerated Delivery on the SDGs and Agenda 2063.”

Methodology (Pre-conference and other activities during the Week)
i. SDG Skills Building workshop on June 21st, 2023, targeting young people in innovations and technology for development. The SDG Skills Building Workshop will aim at knowledge and skills acquisition, networking, sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration, learning about practical actions and solutions to SDG challenges, and capacity building among others.
ii. SDG exhibitions that will run from 22-23 June 2023. The Community village will provide a platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas, experiences, showcase of innovations and new ideas in localizing SDGs as well as best practices in promoting partnerships, building resilient communities and responding to climate challenges in Uganda. It will be a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to have an audience for their work towards the
attainment of the 2030 SDG Agenda and African Union Agenda 2063.
iii. Regional SDG festivals & forums
SDG Festivals. These will precede the Conference to allow participation and learning from local government actors clustered according to geographical location and ease of proximity to the emerging cities/districts. The regional SDG festivals will be organized in Karamoja (Moroto), West Nile (Arua City), Western (Mbarara), and Central (Mukono).

The activities will include mobilisationa and popularization, regional walks, tree planting, citizen parliaments (barazas), promotional events on the local media and stakeholder consultations. These will be coordinated alongside the 23 Champions whose institutions participated in the June 2022 SDG fellowship organized by the Danida Fellowship Centre and sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy in Uganda.
Regional SDG Forums. Like its was in the first conference last year, the regional forums will be organized for 1 day and will bring together different district leaders from within the region to have a technical reflection. The participants will include leaders from the hosting district/City, CSOs and private sector, leaders from neighboring districts. The regional forums will draw up actions and key messages for the SDG conference. The regional forums will be
preceded by the regional festivals and will be hosted in the same districts/cities as is for the festivals.
(iv) The National People’s SDG Festival 2023; this will be a 2-days national event prior to the SDG conference led by media and communities running concurrently in different parts of the country. It will be a people-centered festival meant to inspire, mobilize, and connect people and organizations to act on the SDGs. This festival will be physical with different stages/spaces, featuring plenary sessions; citizen talks (citizen panels); performances; interactive workshops; exhibitions (Ministries, Departments, Agencies, LGs, private sector, CSOs, etc) and leader-citizen discussions; activists; private sector; political parties; student shows; youth, women and
PWDs shows and more. This Festival will take place within the Kampala Metropolitan area.

Side Events: The side events will be hosted virtually on June 19-20, 2023. Institutions and individuals are encouraged to apply to host these side events and showcase their work and contribution towards SDGs and A2063. This conference provides an opportunity for all Government stakeholders to participate and
showcase their contributions toward sustainable development and the Africa we want aspirations. A sponsorship package has also been developed to guide on how different partners and stakeholders can contribute and the level of recognition accorded to them. All prospective partners and participants are encouraged to contact the SDG Secretariat and or visit the SDG Secretariat website at https://sdgs.opm.go.ug/ for more information on the conference, side events, exhibitions, regional SDG festivals.

Timing and Venue for the SDG conference 2023
The Second Uganda Annual SDG Conference 2023 will take place on 21stto 23rd June 2023 at Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo. The events will be hybrid i.e., both physical and virtual participation. The regional SDG festivals are planned as follows;
Target Participants for the UASDGC23
The Conference will provide for both physical and virtual participation. The 2nd Edition of the Uganda Annual SDG conference 2023 will bring together participants and stakeholders from Ministries, high-level policymakers, officers and experts from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, UN Agencies, African Union Civil Society Organizations, Business and Industry Organizations, Academia and Research Institutions, Development Partners, International participants including regional UN offices and Media.

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