2019 Voluntary National Review: SDG Awareness And Involvement

From Open Government Pioneer Project


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No matter where you are with sustainable development....


The UK is currently preparing to produce a review on its progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The review will be presented to the UN in July 2019, and Scotland's SDG Network has set up an open Working Group that comprises of civil society and the Scottish Government to guide the Scottish contribution and ensure the SDGs can be used for a better, sustainable Scotland. You can find out more about the review here and the Working Group here

What are we asking?

The review provides the perfect opportunity to start a conversation with citizens and organisations to build greater awareness and involvement around progressing the SDGs in Scotland and what can and should be done to increase momentum. That's why this page has been set up to crowdsource ideas and information and reach out to a much wider group of people and organisations across Scotland.

The aim of this initial engagement is to gather ideas and suggestions for how we can progress awareness of and involvement with the SDGs. In doing so, we hope to be able to understand and discuss further what people and organisations are currently doing to increase awareness and involvement in the SDGs and use this to develop a plan for Scotland.

Why this approach?

We want to make this initial discussion as deliberative and participative as possible, ensuring that anyone can contribute to planning for Scotland's contribution to the review on SDG progress and the delivery of the SDGs more generally. By collecting your input online, we hope to facilitate further discussion with Scotland's SDG Network and other groups and use this page to support wider engagement plans for the SDGs in Scotland. We also see this as a useful tool to share learning with local and national civil society groups and governments.

How do I use the wiki?

Anyone can edit, add and share information on this page simply by clicking the 'actions' box in the top right corner of the page and selecting 'edit'. Just remember to save your edits before leaving the site. You do not need an account to make edits, but by creating one your contributions will be attributed to you - it's a personal choice! If you do encounter any problems, just get in touch with the Coordinator for Scotland's SDG Network. Please treat others’ inputs respectfully: feel free to use links and add the name of your organisation where appropriate.

Now, add your voice to the conversation or feed in another way

Go ahead and populate the three grids below with any information you feel is relevant to the questions. If you're unsure about anything or using this platform isn't quite right for you, in January we'll be running some themed conversations on twitter and the SDG Network's forum where we will take the responses we receive to populate these grids. If you'd prefer to write a more in depth blog, you can submit one here.


Follow civil society and government at @SDGScotland and @ScotGovOutcomes. Join the Network here.

Hints and tips for adding information:

What you're up to

Fill a box: let us know what you or your organisation are doing to increase awareness of & action on sustainable development, SDGs and the Scottish National Outcomes?
Example: Scotland's SDG Network is working open and collaboratively to bring SDG champions together into one space. Example: The Scottish Government has aligned Scotland's National Performance Framework with the SDGs.

What success and challenges you've faced

Fill a box: what successes and challenges have you faced in raising awareness of and action on sustainable development and the SDGs?

What next?

Fill a box: what support would help your efforts to increase awareness of and action on sustainable development and the SDGs?
what support would help yourefforts and what else could you contribute and what support would you need.

Feeding back on plans

Thank you for adding your voice to the section above. We would also welcome your views the the Working Group's open delivery plan and terms of reference for the group. If you have time, please find the documents using the links below and add your comments directly onto the Google Documents.

Visit: VNR Working Group Terms of Reference
Visit: VNR Delivery Plan: Part A) SDG Implementation in Scotland, Part B) UKGov Voluntary National Review


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