SDG Africa Network is an independent, non-governmenal resource center, which is being operated by a team of experienced development finance experts on African-grown innovations toward achieving inclusive development outcomes.
Our analytical and informed advisory services serve as resources for the development community to act together toward the common goal of sustainable human development in Africa, guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).
Africa has been the 'last frontier' in many issues, but this time, that may be of some good, if only we can take advantage of the late arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. The late reporting of confirmed cases should have been, and could still be, Africa's breathing room to put in place regional-level mechanisms to contain the pandemic on the continent as much as is humanly possible.
Yes, there's the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), its COVID-19 Resources , and Twitter feed . Yet, Africans everywhere need to feel the impact of a strong regional response to the current threat. That is, an authority, which can order, direct, enforce, monitor and report on key elements of national responses to this existential menace.
Dr. Kofi V. Anani, Governance and Development Finanace Expert, Dr. John Afele
Good Governance is the lynchpin of development as a transformational process. Transparency in decision making and resource allocation, accountability for stewardship, and participation in the governance arrangements are the mechanisms which make development transformational and sustainable. We posit that good governance and sustainable development in Africa can be grounded more firmly in a blend of indigenous and modern knowledge principles and values.
We are therefore embarking on promoting policies and frameworks for Ghana to adopt and utilize a “Blended Representation Principle” (BRP) of Governance at the local level of administration. We believe that the BRP approach would help cure the “winner-takes-all”, divisive and alienating politics, which are in vogue nationwide.
We are using Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya and Mauritius as model countries to track and assess homegrown concepts and initiatives that may impact on the SDGs attainment.
We also analyze special initiatives by any African country to highlight good steps toward achieving the SDGs in Africa.