MEETING PURPOSE

The meeting is jointly organised by the Government of Senegal and UN-OHRLLS to:

  1. Share country-experiences on how LDCs are integrating the global development agendas such as SDGs, Climate change agreement and Sendai framework into their national strategic planning processes. Among others, countries will highlight success examples and challenges faced while integrating and implementing the various global agendas. Countries will also discuss on-going strategies for accelerating implementation of the IPoA.
  2. Participants will discuss how LDCs can leverage investment in broadband to contribute towards the achievement of sustainable development. The discussion will be informed by initial findings of case studies on broadband conducted in two African LDCs (Rwanda and Senegal).

The outcome of this segment of the meeting will contribute to the discussion on one of the SDGs to be reviewed by the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2017. Among others, the 2017 HLPF, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will conduct an in-depth review of SDG 9 on building resilient infrastructure and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization. Furthermore, the broadband discussions will contribute to the financing for development follow-up, specifically the annual discussions on infrastructure.