The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
JVOFI contributes in achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through our projects and project activities.
MOBILIZING INVESTMENTS AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN SDGS THROUGH GEOMAPPING IN THE PHILIPPINES
2030 Agenda Transformation Fund commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports the efforts of partner countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with innovative activities creating new impetus for the required transformation. In 2018, they issued a global call for proposals for projects and activities to foster the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Over 200 proponents from 63 countries submitted their application to the 2030 Agenda Transformation Fund. Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc.‘s (JVOFI) proposal was one of the twelve (12) that were approved. Since 1980, JVOFI has been implementing programs geared towards uplifting marginalized communities, and through this one-year project, “Mobilizing Investments and Community Participation in SDGs through GeoMapping in the Philippines,” (GIZ Project), JVOFI together with its project partners, aimed to contribute to achieving the Philippines’ commitment to the SDGs.
JVOFI partnered with the Benguet Provincial Government, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – CAR, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – CAR, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – CAR and the academe namely, Benguet State University (BSU) and the University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio)
The goal of the project is to mobilize domestic resources and private investments for sustainable development through partnerships between academic institutions, private sector networks and the government for the implementation of pilot development programs in specific communities.
The project aimed to instigate discussion among stakeholders and galvanize them to address the SDGs by harnessing technology and visualization tools to communicate statistics for development planning.
Anticipated benefits of the project are:
- It will facilitate clear targeting and direct government spending where it is needed most.
- It will encourage participation and collaboration among stakeholders consistent with the integrated approach needed to reduce extreme poverty and build prosperity sustainably.
- Stakeholder involvement will secure ownership and commitment to align their programs to the SDGs.
The project used open-source mapping software (QGIS) and existing data generated by agencies and local government units.
ACHIEVING THE SDGs IN THE PHILIPPINES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
The project is a continuation of the formal partnership with the Benguet provincial government and its 13 municipalities, the sub-national government agencies [Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA); National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)] and the academe which was started under the project funded by GIZ entitled, “Mobilizing Investments and Community Participation in SDGs through GeoMapping in the Philippines”. It will be implemented in coordination with the existing Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of representatives from these project partners.
BAGUIO SDG TRACKING PROGRESS TOOL
JVOFI as IISD’s partner in the Philippines partnered with the City of Baguio as the area for the implementation of the project to achieve the following objective:
“To establish a customized CIS Portal based on the Tracking-Progress Tool and hosted by IISD as part of the Tracking Progress Network. The purpose of the CIS Portal is to enable the LGU of Baguio to use local data to track progress towards community wellbeing in the context of the SDGs.”
CONTRIBUTIONS IN NUMBERS
Tracking website launched
Farmers Trained on Organic Farming
Market-Driven Enhancement of Vegetable Food Value-Chain in the Philippines
National SDG Advisory Bodies calling to action (see page 25 - 29)
About Global SDG Advisory Bodies: The Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies ( https://globalforum.stakeholderforum.org/) | other references: National SDG Advisory Bodies(sdgs.un.org) | The Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies (German Council for Sustainable Development |