CSOs advised to mainstream SDGs in their strategic plans

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating in Tanzania have been advised to consider mainstreaming the newly enacted Strategic Development Goals (SGDs) into their organisational strategic plans so as to move together with the current global development trend.

Speaking at the official opening of the 13th CSOs Annual Forum organised by the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) in Dar es Salaam on 1 December, the FCS President Dr. Stigmata Tenga said mainstreaming the SDGs is vital to enable local CSOs implement the new global development goals as well as being able to be measured in terms of results achieved.

She said: “A good example can be taken from the FCS. While writing our FCS 2014-2018 Strategic Plan we did not take into account these new Strategic Development Goals (SDGs). But as we speak now we are in the middle of reviewing our Strategic Plan so as to integrate it with the current SDGs.”

“So as CSOs you also have to borrow a leaf from the FCS and take it as a challenge to also mainstream the global SGDs into your organisation strategic plans. Doing so will enable you acquire the mandate of implementing the SDGs, and above all be measured in terms of results achieved,” Dr. Tenga advised. 

Dr. Tenga also advised members from civil society from around the country to ensure that they perform their duties in a more creative and professional way so as to achieve results.

The two-day CSOs annual forum had brought together over 250 representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), scholars, government representatives, development partners, and members of the private sector from around the country to share and exchange experiences and ideas around “The Role of CSOs in effective implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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