The 'Forum on Strengthening Capacities of Public Administration in Island States: Equipping Public Institutions, Strengthening Resilience and Building Effective Partnerships for Implementing the 2030 Agenda from an Island States Perspective' will take place at the Sri Lanka Institute for Development Administration (SLIDA) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
To address the special challenges that island states face, the Forum on Strengthening Capacities of Public Administration in Island States will place an implementation focus on the 2018 theme of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which was 'Transformation toward sustainable and resilient societies'. The Forum will foster practitioner-to-practitioner insights into several areas, including aligning national development plans with relevant international frameworks, building the capacities of national, strengthening planning and governance mechanisms for resilience, leveraging digital government and open data for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for resilience, and advancing means of implementation.
Representatives from Indian and Pacific Ocean Island States will share their respective good practices and further their knowledge of the interlinkages between sustainable development and resilience, with a special focus on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for national resilience. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda with its seven targets and indicators embedded across the SDGs.
This Forum is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and the United Nations in Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Sri Lanka Ministry of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development.
dates: 20-24 August 2018
location: Colombo, Sri Lanka