Global Network engagement with NCSDs both within and outside Europe

Stakeholder Forum, as the administrators of the Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development (NCSDs), will be in attendance at the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) Working Group on Sustainable Development meeting in Berlin, Germany on the 23-24 May. Stakeholder Forum President Derek Osborn and Project Officer Jack Cornforth will be presenting on the Global Network to the numerous NCSD representatives from across Europe in attendance, with a view to engaging them in the activities planned to further develop the Global Network, including the potential engagement of Councils with the UN process on sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Stakeholder Forum is also set to produce a briefing paper exploring the work of a number of NCSDs from regions outside of Europe. Stakeholder Forum will be conducting telephone interviews with NCSD representatives to establish some of the recent successes of and challenges faced by Councils in South East Asia, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. The paper will also seek to outline some positive examples of experience and information exchange between NCSDs in different regions, as well as to relay what the NCSDs sampled see their role being with regards to efforts to achieve and monitor progress around the SDGs.