A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to establish the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre(SDCC) as part of the Swaran Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management

August 09, 2018
  • Chandigarh, August 9- A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to establish the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre(SDCC) as part of the Swaran Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management – a Government of Haryana, Finance and Planning Department initiative, has been signed between Haryana Government and United Nations Development Programme.
  •           The Principal Secretary, Finance and Planning Department, Mr. T.V.S.N. Prasad signed this MOA on behalf of Haryana Government with Ms. Francine Pickup, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme in New Delhi. 
  •           While giving this information here, an official spokesman said that the state government is fully committed to the 2030 Global agenda and has set ambitious targets for itself for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the state. To take this agenda forward, the state government formulated its ‘Vision 2030’ document in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) which was launched by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal on June 27,2017, he added.
  •           The MOA concretizes the proposal in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed between the Haryana Government and UNDP on February 06,2018 and this laid the foundation stone of cooperation between the two for implementation of SDGs.
  •     He said that the SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC) would act as a capacity building center, a catalyst or resources center, a think tank, knowledge center and a monitoring post for all supporting departments and ministries of Haryana Government.
  •           SDGCC would be responsible for initiating action for convening on SDG related issues, as also meetings at government level, as and when required.  The Centre would also organize Conclaves at all levels in the state, for creating awareness about SDGs at the divisional or district levels as also for finalizing modalities for preparing field level action plans, he added.
  •           Goal wise Partnership Conclaves would also be organized soon after this as well as Partnership conclaves with corporate sector.
  •           He said that SDGCC would formulate a strategy for capacity building and training of field level officers, including for developing suitable training modules and grooming master trainers. The Centre would also take up a project through an appropriate agency for identifying, collecting and disseminating best practices and success stories from Haryana.
  •         The technical support to manage the SDGCC would be provided by UNDP team comprising of 24 personnel and supporting the functions of SDGCC. The Memorandum of Agreement signed with UNDP envisages the partnership for the next three years, he added.