The Observatory of Sustainable and Healthy Territories of Bocaina (OTSS), a partnership between Fiocruz and the Traditional Communities Forum (FCT), was appointed as one of the 10 most innovative initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation in Brazil by 2021. The selection was announced by the Civil Society Working Group for Agenda 2030 (WG 2030 Agenda) and the Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS Brasil).
"This award shows the correctness of the OTSS territorial governance strategy and the effectiveness of the solutions that have been developed for the SDGs implementation. Besides, this recognition gives visibility to the contribution that traditional knowledge brings to the 2030 Agenda implementation and to the sustainable and healthy territories construction", points out Edmundo Gallo, general coordinator of OTSS and full researcher at Fiocruz.
Among other actions, Fiocruz and the Traditional Communities Forum (FCT) have chosen Serra da Bocaina as a laboratory to start a four-year monitoring of the UN's 2030 Agenda implementation in the traditional peoples and communities context. The region was chosen because the OTSS already acts in a way to give a new meaning to the 2030 Agenda indicators and create territorialized strategies for the SDGs evaluation and monitoring, considering the traditional communities specificities.
"The Bocaina Project's connection with the 2030 Agenda took on an extraordinary dimension with the decision to carry out the SDGs monitoring in this territory. It is something unprecedented, which emerges as one of the most innovative experiences in social technologies related to the 2030 Agenda", says Paulo Gadelha, Fiocruz former president and coordinator of Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda.
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