Non-State Actors: All stakeholders in society, through their day-to-day activities, projects and programmes contribute to SDGs. Non-state actors include development partners, civil society and private sector. These stakeholders are represented at all levels of the National SDG Coordination Framework. The work of non-state actors is complementary to government initiatives, and should be aligned to national development priorities. Civil society actors are particularly instrumental for the delivery on SDGs through their outreach to people in the communities, as change makers driving behavioural change, and as watchdog holding duty bearers responsible.

Academia: The Academia, as think tanks and institutions for research and knowledge generation have a key role which is important to the implementation of the SDGs. For example, the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) designs diverse approaches, models, innovations and tested products to inform SDG implementation and achievements. The Academia also monitors progress and informs strategies and innovations for implementation of SDGs. There is need to involve more of the academia institutions in the TWGs to leverage their research findings as a contribution to monitoring progress and informing strategies and innovation for implementing activities to deliver on SDGs.

Media: The role of the media in SDG implementation is to raise awareness about the global goals, focus on issues of sustainable development for the national media, and build and support a learning community.

Women and Gender Consortium: Women and girls are critical to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, inequality and the recovery of the communities hardest-hit by conflicts, disasters and displacements. The participation of women at all levels is the key to making Agenda 2030 transformational and inclusive. In 2017, women’s organizations formed the Uganda Gender Consortium on SDGs (UGCS). Its core mandate is to support the process of domestication and implementation of the global SDG agenda in a gender-responsive way.