Five years ago, the Government of Uganda made a commitment to deliver on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. In 2016, Uganda became a front runner by establishing the National SDG Coordination Framework, which brings together state and non-state actors, with an objective to ensure a coherent, consistent, and seamless SDG implementation process. The framework is anchored within the existing coordination structures of implementing government business and provides strategic guidance on the roles and responsibilities of key institutions, steered by a multi-stakeholder SDG National Taskforce.
The goals and targets of SDGs are implemented through plans, strategies and projects by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as well as Local Governments in Uganda. This process of integration involves taking into account the national and subnational contexts right from the setting of goals and targets, to determining the means of implementation and using indicators to measure and monitor progress.
In 2019, the Government and the United Nations in Uganda established the national SDG Secretariat to steer the coordination function. The Secretariat is charged with:
The Secretariat does not assume the roles and responsibilities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, sub-national institutions, and non-state actors in implementing the Agenda. Rather, it plays a supportive role which facilitates decision-making for implementation of the SDGs.
Uganda’s Vision 2040 provides for the long-term planning framework for the integration and implementation of the SDGs, within the ten-year and five-year medium-term plans. We have already achieved several milestones which demonstrate progress since the 2030 Agenda was adopted. Government will continue in efforts to enhance means of implementing the Agenda through various mechanisms. One of these mechanisms is the SDG Secretariat which has, in a short time, made considerable strides in its functions.
While the coordination of the 2030 Agenda and Vision 2040 is the responsibility of Government, it is strongly evident that we cannot achieve these aspirations without the contribution of Development Partners and non-state actors whom we value as our partners in development. It is our sincere hope that this website will serve as a useful information tool for all stakeholders, as well as play an important role in all the other SDG Secretariat functions.
Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda