The “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda” is taken as a reference for Fiocruz’s planning process, priority setting and policy strategies. By giving centrality to the United Nations document, its objectives and goals begin to permeate the planning process, definition of priorities and political strategies of Fiocruz’s Presidency, Units and collegiate bodies (Technical Chambers, DC and Internal Congress).
In this sense, 10 referrals are structuring:
- Establish a continuous flow between the preparation of the VIII Internal Congress and the work of the Fiocruz Strategy Committee for the 2030 Agenda. This is the forum that discusses Fiocruz’s strategic development and work program in the medium term, and without aligning this process with the “Fiocruz Agenda 2030 Strategy”, it will lose much of its meaning;
- Establish the Agenda 2030 Communication Plan. The consolidation of a brand, the conquest of an institutional culture and Fiocruz’s professionalized conduct for internal and external communication focused on the theme of sustainable development are sine qua non conditions for the success of this initiative. It also entails coordinating the efforts of Fiocruz’s various communication and information bodies to take action that is consistent with the Fiocruz Strategy guidelines for the 2030 Agenda;
- Fiocruz has been reinforcing its strategic prospect as an analytical instrument and support for the institution’s planning. President Nísia Trindade chose this aspect among her core priorities, and even created a coordination directly linked to her for this purpose. The 2030 Agenda and SDGs should be adopted as the central references of this prospecting effort. In this sense, the Center for Strategic Studies (CEE), the “Health Tomorrow” Project and the “Future Intelligence Nucleus”, among other initiatives, should strengthen initiatives already underway related to the 2030 Agenda. Another important initiative concerns Fiocruz’s participation in the TWI 2050 (www.twi2050.org), which conducts prospective studies with two reference milestones: 2030, No One Left Behind and 2050, Sustainable Future for Everyone;
- The newly created National Commission for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Voluntary National Report on Sustainable Development Goals (2017), coordinated by the Secretariat of Government (SEGOV), are important references for the implementation of Fiocruz’s Strategy for the 2030 Agenda. According to the report’s critical analysis - starting with its emphasis on fiscal adjustment and contradictions between the policies developed by the current government and the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda - relevant aspects of the national strategy should be valued in the development of the Fiocruz agenda, in particular the convergence of the planning instruments (PPA) and Federal Government’s implementation policy with the SDGs. In formatting the PPA, Fiocruz is already assigned the benchmark for the development of various SDG 3 goals. Negotiations are also ongoing with the Executive Secretariat of the National Commission for Fiocruz to collaborate in setting up a Sectorial Chamber on health-related topics. Thus, in addition to the broader configuration of Fiocruz’s strategic planning, the detailing of various actions and their monitoring will reflect the SDGs;
- Relations between health and sustainable development are symbiotic in nature and of unlimited comprehensiveness. Adding Fiocruz’s multifaceted characteristics to this fact, the institution has always had to deal with a great challenge of coordination and definition of priorities in its work in this area. At the 7th Internal Congress, the time horizon was set for 2022 and the institutional program was organized around the axes of biodiversity, climate and health, impact of large investments, sanitation and worker health. Currently, we believe that the 2030 Agenda can be a long-term structuring axis of this work, with great capacity to build interfaces and coordinated ways of acting. Reflecting this understanding, the Technical Chamber of Health and Environment adopted the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as priorities for its work in the 2017-2018 biennium. The same guideline was adopted to guide the work of PAHO’s Collaborating Center on Public Health and the Environment;
- The theme of Science, Technology and Innovation was recognized at the Addis Ababa Conference, which addressed the mechanisms for implementing the 2030 Agenda as a top priority, and currently today a number of mechanisms adopted by the UN to direct the development of knowledge and innovation chain, at the global, national and local levels, to achieve the SDGs. Fiocruz, which occupies a privileged position at the interface between ST&I, Health and Sustainable Development, has enormous potential to contribute in this dimension. There is a large accumulation of knowledge and experience in the areas of health, environment and innovation. However, it is necessary to constitute, from the academic and programmatic point of view, a field situated in this interface. UN’s annual STI-SDGs forum to support decisions by the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the establishment of a national ST&I road map integrated with the National Agenda 2030 and SDG Plan are two examples where this accumulation of knowledge can be expressed at the global and national policy level. The debate about the disconnect between ST&I and health governance systems, the analysis of the various types of innovations and their effects on health and the SUS illustrate subjects of studies and interventions;
- In the context of global health and international cooperation, the work of the International Center for International Health Relations and, especially, the WHO-PAHO Collaborating Center for Global Health and South-South Cooperation is the structuring framework of the “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda”;
- The mapping of the lines of research, teaching and intervention projects carried out at Fiocruz, referring to the theme of sustainable development, will serve as a basis for the critical analysis of their relevance to the “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda”, aggregation effort, prioritization and identification of gaps. To this end, a matrix should be built that incorporates theoretical and conceptual framework, structuring dimension, contribution to the SDGs, institutional integration, stakeholder relations and social movements, among other criteria. The recent initiative with IIASA and CAPES for Fiocruz to be part of this entity’s national committee and the creation of a more consolidated field of research on systems analysis exemplify the identification of gaps and induction process originated by the “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda”;
- The “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda” will endeavor to identify a body of conceptual doctrines and approaches that should govern its implementation, based on the social determination of health and related topics, science social studies, the ecology of knowledges and from critical theory on innovation and development models, to preliminarily cite some of the keys that may underpin this effort;
- The identification of the main actors and interlocutors of the State and Civil Society to which Fiocruz’s efforts must be directed to build networks, alliances and confrontations, as well as their strategies for conducting this process, will be a task of the “Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda”. In this case, it is not only a matter of providing greater effectiveness in the action related to sustainable development, but also of expanding Fiocruz’s scope of action and reinforcing its social and political support, optimizing the opportunities and lines of less resistance that the 2030 Agenda and SDG make possible.