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The 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum was held on 2 February 2022, on the “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Multiple actors and stakeholders participated, including countries, the United Nations system, including international financial institutions, as well as international organizations, parliamentarians, local governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society, scientists, academia, women, youth and others. The Forum programmes were designed around the theme to provide early inputs and feedback to the work of the ECOSOC in the first half of 2022 and leading into the HLPF. SDGs to be reviewed at the 2022 HLPF are SDGs 4, 5, 14, 15 & 17 and the Forum could take a particular focus on these goals.

Fostering an enabling environment for collaboration

IGCN, represented by Ms. Josephine Satyono, participated in a session titled "Fostering an enabling environment for collaboration" and delivered some points about collaboration and partnership, including its challenges and skills needed. Fostering effective partnerships among a variety of stakeholders and sectors requires an enabling environment that is supportive of collaboration. This session discussed and explored the policies that are needed to support multi-stakeholder partnerships, how to build capacities of stakeholders around partnering practices, how to support organizational change required to partner effectively, while also hearing from UN Resident Coordinator offices about examples and good practices related to partnership platforms as mechanisms for brokering and catalyzing new partnerships for SDG implementation.

Watch the session recording here.


Accelerating effective children education programs through teaching transformation in Indonesia during and post-COVID era (SDG 4)

IGCN also participated as a side-event organizer, titled "Accelerating effective children education programs through teaching transformation in Indonesia during and post-COVID era (SDG 4)". Organized by Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) in collaboration with UNESCO, Indonesia Ministry of Education, KUPUKU (teaching transformation education platform), this session will highlight experience and exchange insights on education transformation in Indonesia. The session will also be promoting the education sector to accelerate SDGs achievement and engagement and partnership in enhancing quality education.

The session was moderated by Mr. Y. W. Junardy, President of Indonesia Global Compact Network, and was attended by Ms. Ririn Yuniasih, Ph.D, Directorate of Teachers for Early Childhood Education and Community Education (Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Republic of Indonesia), Mr. Joseph Dharmabrata, Founder of Kupuku Indonesia/Board of Supervisor of IGCN, and Mr. Mohamad Djelid, Director of the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and UNESCO Representative for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste.

Watch the session recording here.