About the project
The Foundation supported members of African civil society organisations to participate in the design of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This project is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen civic voice in global governance and development policy, with a specific focus on providing input to the discussions on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
The Africa Platform is a collaboration of civil society practitioners working to transform issues that affect the African continent. In January 2014, members travelled to New York to engage directly with UN Permanent Representatives through a series of meetings with African diplomats who were directly involved with the policy negotiations.
The intergovernmental consultations included the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development, the Expert Panel on Financing for Sustainable Development and the High Level Political Forum to monitor the Implementation of the SDGs.
The process formulated key regional development priorities on Post 2015, Beyond 2015 Africa, GCAP Africa and several thematic initiatives.
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The Foundation is the Commonwealth's agency for civil society. We support people’s participation in democracy and development by providing grants, platforms for civic voices and opportunities for sharing expertise.