Madagascar is advancing towards the achievement of SDG 14 with a series of national consultations with all stakeholders on the management and conservation of marine resources for sustainable development.
12 May 2017 - The Inter-Institutional Taskforce for the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14), led by the Ministry of Economy and Planning, in partnership with UNDP and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), launched a series of national consultations on SDG 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. These consultations are taking place in Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toliara on 5, 8 and 12 May 2017 respectively, and constitute a consultative framework bringing together the national and local-level bodies concerned with ocean management and conservation, the communities in these coastal zones, private sector partners, as well as technical and financial partners around SDG14 and its interactions with the 16 other SDGs. The outputs from these workshops will also help prepare Madagascar's participation in The Ocean Conference, to be held in New York from 5 - 9 June 2017.
This series of workshops will both help define Madagascar’s commitments to the implementation of the SDGs, as well as link the international regulations adopted by the country to the establishment of a strategic reference framework for all the interventions contributing to the targets under this goal.
The Inter-Institutional Task Force for the Achievement of SDG14 was established in Madagascar to coordinate and structure the contributions of each stakeholder to this strategic reference framework, as well as to establish a good governance structure for the achievement of this SDG. This task force, supported by UNDP, brings together the National Committee for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (CNGIZC) of the Prime Minister, six government ministries, the Madagascar Network for Local Management of Marine Resources (MIHARI) representing local communities, WWF representing the support partners, and the Madagascar Shrimp Fishers Association (GAPCM) representing the private sector.
View the photo story from the first workshop in Antsiranana, 5 May 2017 here: http://www.oceanactionhub.org/reportage%C2%A0photo-consultation-nationale-la-voix-des-communautés-entendue-à-antsiranana