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Introduction[edit | edit source]

This is a space to openly establish and manage a network for people and organisations interested and committed in developing the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) movement in Scotland. It has been set up to build openness around the process of building the movement for individual people and civil society who want to progress the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Scottish Context.

The Network's forum can be accessed at https://khub.net/group/sustainable-development-goals-scotland-network

Initial purpose of this planning space[edit | edit source]

  • Share info about what each of us are doing/planning with regards the SDGs
  • Seek input to the new www.globalgoals.scot website in development (funded by Big Lottery and implemented by SCVO) which aims to raise awareness of the SDGs in Scotland, share inspiring stories around Scotland's implementation (domestic and international) and encourage sustained governmental commitment.
  • Share views on how best to take this discussion forward - the formal 'post 2015 group' seems to have fizzled somewhat
  • Think about how best to encourage government and wider civil society to move meaningfully forwards on the SDGs

Current status[edit | edit source]

This page and the initial content has been set up by Ruchir Shah and Paul Bradley (staff at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) on 7th April 2017 as a starting framework to prompt contributions to develop a more coordinated discussion, decisions and movement that can mobilise people around the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an open wiki that anyone can edit and add or remove content

Next steps[edit | edit source]

  • To move as many conversations as possible concerning SDGs in Scotland to the Network's forum at https://khub.net/group/sustainable-development-goals-scotland-network
  • For partners to add as much relevant information as possible to this planning wiki to develop a clearer picture of what's happening, what's missing and what the next steps should be.

How to get involved[edit | edit source]

Development Phases[edit | edit source]

Phase One: Creation of Scotland's Goals for Sustainable Development Network/Forum (How do we start the movement?)[edit | edit source]

  • Various conversations have been taking place amongst stakeholders with an interest in SDGs and those who are already doing/planning a lot of engagement and activities with regards to the SDGs.
  • However, there has not been a formal network/forum/steering group in place for some time, with the formal 'post 2015 group' having fizzled out somewhat. This phase focuses on picking those conversations back up to present a coordinated approach towards localising the SDGs in Scotland.
  • An initial meeting was held on 28th March to discuss progressing SDG movement in Scotland (details of attendees/agenda below). This was with a small group of stakeholders already working on SDGs in Scotland, but the focus of the discussion was around building wider involvement in the agenda.
  • It was agreed at the meeting that the group should be as open as possible with no rigid structure in place. Everyone in the group would bring their own expertise from their area and this would help to shape discussions.
  • No single person or single organisation should take a lead, but could act as facilitators where there is capacity to do so. Process should not get in the way of just moving things forward.
  • A good next step would be to collate information about who considers themselves as part of the SDG movement in Scotland, what their area(s) of expertise is and any useful information/resource links they can provide at this stage.
Names Organisation Position Email Current contribution to SDG movement in Scotland (area involved in) Links to current work Any other comments/notes re next steps
David Hope-Jones Scotland Malawi Partnership          
May East UNITAR/CIFAL          
Emily Mnyayi Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth and Schools Officer Emily@scotland-malawipartnership.org Supporting over 230 schools and over 350 youth members to access information about the SDGs and contribute towards them. This includes one-to-one support in schools, information in quarterly newsletters and presentations/discussions about the SDGs at each quarterly Schools Forum. The next schools forum will be 3rd May in Inverness, in partnership with Highland One World DEC and the whole twilight session will be recorded and shared as a resource after the forum: www.scotland-malawipartnership.org/news-events/all-events/schools-forum-inverness/  
Rehema White University of St Andrews          
Lisa Stewart Oxfam          
Paul Bradley SCVO Project Coordinator,

Policy/Public Affairs Team

Paul.bradley@scvo.org.uk Facilitator role for Scotland's Goals network/forum and planning work, including digital platform and linking in with Open Government Pioneers Project  www.globalgoals.scot
Ruchir Shah SCVO Head of Policy Ruchir.shah@scvo.org.uk
Dugald MacGilp Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools
Kerr McConnell Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools
Susan Macintosh ScotDec
Martin Rhodes Scottish Fair Trade Forum
Cameron MacFarlane Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland - ALISS Programme
tsy Kinge arning for Sustainability Scotlande
Lisa Stewart Oxfam Scotland Campaigns and Communications manager LStewart1@Oxfam.org.uk International development, domestic poverty, inequality, climate change campaigning www.oxfam.org.uk/scotland

Phase Two: Initial work to localise the Sustainable Development Goals[edit | edit source]

Branding[edit | edit source]

  • Big challenge is how we localise the goals to Scotland at this stage.
  • Some concern with using Global Goals for Sustainable Development, but also unsure about Sustainable Development Goals. Tested both terms with new audiences and neither names were considered favourable.
  • Discussions keep coming back to SCOTLAND’s GOALS for Sustainable Development.
  • Suggested next step is to look at the methods used by Baltimore to localise the goals and turn a high-level framework into something meaningful in Scotland. They had the support of the UN and it’s a recommended approach for cities/states to localise the goals. 
  • The initial stage would involve some minimal design work to change the branding slightly, as Baltimore have done.
  • Once this is in place, the network will be better positioned to talk about ‘Scotland’s Goals’ as opposed to a global framework that doesn’t always come across as relevant

Baltimore Goals for Sustainable Development.jpg

GlobalGoals.Scot (digital platform)[edit | edit source]

  • We are creating a web-platform for the coordination and celebration of the UK’s efforts to achieve the SDGs, domestically and internationally. In the first instance a website will be developed for Scotland (www.globalgoals.scot) which can later be mirrored for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • A planning page for the web-platform can be found here
  • We have permission from the UN and from Project Everyone, who developed the Global Goals brand and manage the international www.globalgoals.org website for the promotion of the Global Goals, to develop a Scottish national website using the same branding and content as www.globalgoals.org
  • The primary purpose for the website would be to raise awareness of and build support for the Global Goals in Scotland - SCOTLAND's GOALS for Sustainable Development
Crowdsourcing views/comments/feedback on GlobalGoals.Scot development
Names Organisation Comments/views/feedback on GlobalGoals.Scot development Resources to link to/gather content from Feedback/comments from GlobalGoals.Scot Team
David Hope-Jones Scotland Malawi Partnership
May East UNITAR/CIFAL
Emily Mnyayi Scotland Malawi Partnership
Rehema White University of St Andrews
Lisa Stewart Oxfam
Paul Bradley SCVO As above - idea to take forward something similar to what's been done in Baltimore - hugely successful http://unsdsn.org/news/2017/03/21/how-baltimore-is-using-the-sustainable-development-goals-to-make-a-more-just-city/
Ruchir Shah SCVO Clear link on site to webinars and international partners Let's get folk behind Baltimore goals and Twawesi in Tanzania to do presentations on their journey/develo-Kent in an international webinar that we host
Dugald MacGilp Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools
Kerr McConnell Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools
Susan Macintosh ScotDec
Martin Rhodes Scottish Fair Trade Forum
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Phase Three: Engaging with people, communities and civil society on what matters[edit | edit source]

Live activity to engage with people, communities and civil society

Audience

(who are we engaging? e.g. Schools/Government/Parliament/Organisation)

Network lead

(who's leading on this engagement?)

Activities

(what does this engagement involve?)

Ongoing/previous/upcoming

(What status is this activity?)

Notes
         
         
         
         
         
         

Gaps in activity to engage with people, communities and civil society

Audience

(who should we be engaging with? e.g. Schools/Government/Parliament/Organisation)

Purpose

(why should we be engaging with this audience?)

Network lead

(who could lead on this engagement?)

Activities

(what would this engagement involve?)

Are any additional resources/support needed to undertake this engagement? What are these? Next steps/comments

Network Communications[edit | edit source]

Communications Plan[edit | edit source]

Why do we want to communicate with these audiences?  (What’s the purpose?)

Phase One: Creation of Scotland's Goals for Sustainable Development Network/Forum Phase Two: Initial work to localise the Sustainable Development Goals Phase Three
  • To initiate conversations with interested parties about building energy and momentum behind a coordinated, consistent approach to SDGs in Scotland.
  • Developing a network for open, collaborative and sustainable engagement and collective decision making.
  • A need to start from somewhere with those already engaged in SDGs to share knowledge and expertise and develop understanding of what's already taking place in Scotland.
  • The move towards Sustainable Development Goals that can be localised in the Scottish context
  • To make the SDG framework more meaningful to citizens, civil society, parliament and government.
  • To gather knowledge and expertise around how we move towards talking about a local framework.

Who do we want to communicate it to?  (Who’s the audience?)

Phase One Phase Two Phase Three

What do we want to communicate?  (What’s the message?)

Phase One Phase Two Phase Three

How do we want to communicate it?  (What communication channels can we use?)

Phase One Phase Two Phase Three

Who should we contact and what should we do in order to use those channels?  (How will we distribute the message?)

Phase One Phase Two Phase Three

Communications Tracker[edit | edit source]

This is a space to record communications that are sent out from or on behalf of the Network. This plan will help the network to monitor outreach and identify where there are gaps in the Network's activity.

Activity
Date Information Sender/Attendees Recipients (if applicable) Notes
Wednesday 8th March 2017 To discuss how to progress work on the SDG Digital Platform Paul Bradley (SCVO), David Hope-Jones (SMP), Ruchir Shah (SCVO), David McNeil (SCVO) N/A Dovecot Studios
Thursday 9th March 2017 To discuss content on the SDG Digital Platform Paul Bradley (SCVO), David Hope-Jones (SMP) N/A SMP, City Chambers
Friday 10th March 2017 Email inviting stakeholders to an informal meeting regarding SDG progress and next steps in Scotland David Hope-Jones (SMP) cotlandS To get a few people back round the table to share updates and information, and have a think about next steps. This builds on various similar conversations in the last month or two
Tuesday 28th March 2017 1st informal meeting to discuss progressing SDG movement in Scotland. Ruchir Shah and Paul Bradley (SCVO), May East (UNITAR/CIFAL), Doreen Grove (Scottish Government), Dugald MacGilp and Kerr McConnell (Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools), Susan Macintosh (ScotDec), Martin Rhodes (Scottish Fair Trade Forum), Lisa Stewart (Oxfam) and Rehema White (University of St Andrews), Emily Mnyayi (SMP) David Hope-Jones (SMP) N/A Diamond Jubilee Room, Edinburgh City Chambers
Focus of meeting was to:

- Share info about what each of us are doing/planning with regards the SDGs

- Seek input to the new www.globalgoals.scot website in development (funded by Big Lottery and implemented by SCVO) which aims to raise awareness of the SDGs in Scotland, share inspiring stories around Scotland's implementation (domestic and international) and encourage sustained governmental commitment.

- Share views on how best to take this discussion forward - the formal 'post 2015 group' seems to have fizzled somewhat

- Think about how best to encourage government to move meaningfully forwards on the SDGs.

11th April 2017 Email to initial group re set-up of SDG open forum/network and planning page Ruchir Shah Paul Bradley (SCVO), May East (UNITAR/CIFAL), Doreen Grove (Scottish Government), Dugald MacGilp and Kerr McConnell (Keep Scotland Beautiful/EcoSchools), Susan Macintosh (ScotDec), Martin Rhodes (Scottish Fair Trade Forum), Lisa Stewart (Oxfam) and Rehema White (University of St Andrews), Emily Mnyayi (SMP) David Hope-Jones (SMP) Communications notified group that:

The open network for Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland can be found at https://khub.net/group/sustainable-development-goals-scotland-network

25th April 2017 - online at 1:30pm 2nd informal meeting to discuss progressing SDG movement in Scotland. We also look forward to our next meeting scheduled on 25th April online at Cisco WebEx.

Regards, Ruchir.

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