The conference "ASCI and DIE/MGG International Conference: Training and Dialogue for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda” was held between April 23 and 26 in India, in the city of Hyderabad, with the goal of continue the peer exchange between public sector workers of developing countries for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda. Representatives of public schools from Brazil, India, South Africa, China and Indonesia participated, besides members of the UN School, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the German government.
The team from the Bocaina Observatory of Sustainable and Healthy Territories (Observatório de Territórios Sustentáveis e Saudáveis da Bocaina - OTSS) represented Fiocruz and Brazil at this conference, also held with the goal of strengthening the global networks for implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
“We participated in this meeting together with an international network to discuss the training of public sector workers and leaders who will multiply the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in their countries", said Edmundo Gallo, general coordinator of OTSS and researcher at Fiocruz.
According to Gallo, Fiocruz is already working with the training of employees and leaders who work in the public sector in Brazil through its various schools and educational institutions. He also presented the experience of OTSS in the monitoring and assessment of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the traditional peoples and communities. “Here, we have learned about the experience of India and we were able to exchange knowledge and proposals for our project", he concluded.
The OTSS and the 2030 Agenda
During Rio+20, the member-countries of the United Nations (UN) signed a term of commitment called the 2030 Agenda. This agenda contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that set the targets and actions to be reached by all countries by the year 2030.
In the territory of Bocaina, the OTSS is working to assign new meanings to these indicators and to create territorial strategies for the assessment and monitoring of the SDG, having in mind the specific needs of the traditional territories.
This work has already been recognized through the Brazil SDG Award (Prêmio ODS Brasil), in which OTSS received an Honorable Mention in the “Teaching, Research and Extension” category. The purpose of the award ceremony, held in December 2019, was to highlight initiatives that have already contributed toward the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda.
“Our great strength comes from the work using the ecology of knowledge, which associates technical-scientific knowledge with traditional knowledge. To OTSS, it is very important to receive this award because it recognizes as correct our participative governance, which involves the Traditional Communities Forum, Fiocruz and other partners”, highlighted Gallo.