A Platform to Strengthen SDG 17 and Increase the Resilience of Local Authorities

A Platform to Strengthen SDG 17 and Increase the Resilience of Local Authorities

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    Establishment of a global development partnership to increase the capacity of local authorities and strengthen local governance structures to ensure that the public / private sector at the local level can be associated with development processes. 
Improve the global partnership for sustainable development, supplemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, technology, and financial resources to support the implementation of the 17 SDGs in all countries of the world.

    Project objectives

    CADIRE aims to launch a model platform on an experimental basis for City councils to be more effective in managing cities for the well-being of populations, and also to give other businesses the opportunity to learn more about UN entities, their specific needs, and to provide programmatic support for in-kind and financial donations, while UN entities can also learn more about the specific interests of partners, of the platform initiated. The CADIRE project remains original because it is an initiative that adapts individual and collective business measures to the challenges of Sustainable Development.

    The realization of this project requires the commitment of governments, political leaders, citizens, Civil Society, and the Private Sector. In order to facilitate the participation of citizens and organized civil society, it is imperative to have models of effective participatory governance as well as public authorities that integrate women and girls into decision-making by creating an environment conducive to this effect. Thus, a multi-stakeholder Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is needed that must act as a Forum and an advisory council to catalyze and take action on integration through decision-making initially through the Municipalities of Cameroon, Littoral and the Far North, and their networking with other existing UN platforms. Stakeholder engagement for long-term sustainable development is more effective if it is organized as an ongoing and structured process, enabling stakeholders in government to plan and collect data in order to intervene in real time and engage in the policy cycle.

    If selected, under the supervision of the United Nations or its entities, the Business Platform will prepare the project plan and the agreed budget resulting from the signature of the performance contract between the parties. The maximum duration of each funded project is 36 months renewable once if objectives are not met.
All other United Nations organizations are encouraged for multi-stakeholder and inclusive participation in the Platform being established, to note additional criteria according to their specific missions and their role in advocacy.

    The activities of the Platform for the Global Development Partnership include:
(A) The design and introduction of new technologies and services relevant to development (demonstration pilots)
(B) Improving energy and water supply/liquid sanitation
    © Improving health care
(D) Job Creation and Patronage
(E) Improving work and social standards
(F) Measures to enhance environmental protection and climate
(G) Disaster Procurement Management
(H) Economically and socially managing responsible value chains

    (I) Humanitarian actions


    Target Groups include:

    Youth Groups – Churches – Trade Unions – Universities – Authorities – Research Institutes – Media – International Development Organizations – NGOs – Private / Multinational Corporations – Parliament – Urban Communities – Rural Communities – Investors – Governments – Donors / Funders – Coalition of Political Parties – Insurers – Local elected officials – Municipalities – Decentralized services – Development projects and programs – Private companies – Refugees – Vulnerable marginalized groups – Organized civil society

    Current progress

    The public-private partnership is a contractual agreement between public and private partners that stipulate results to be achieved to improve the delivery of public services. This agreement establishes a real sharing of responsibilities, investments, risks and benefits in order to provide mutual benefits that promote the achievement of results (achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030).
Through this contract, the companies participating in the platform are associated with the design, implementation, operation and financing of each of the project-solutions to be benefited by the Town Councils of the two regions of Cameroon (Littoral Regions And the Far North).

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: Cameroon

    Detailed location

    -Region of the Littoral covering municipalities / WOURI and other coastal and surrounding districts
    -Extreme Northern Region covering all the municipalities of Maroua

    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Labour; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Social Enterprise; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Business sectors

    Financial Services; Health Care; Insurance; Technology; Utilities


    Central African Republic; Chad; Feb 2012 - Central African Republic: Severe Local Storm; Jan 2011 - Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak; Jul 2014 - Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak; Mar 2011 - Chad: Cholera/Measles/Meningitis Outbreak; May 2015 - Central African Republic: Central African Republic: Floods; Nov 2015 - Cameroon: Cameroon: Measles Outbreak; Oct 2011 - Central African Republic: Floods


    Existing partners

    Existing Partners

    Potential companies and stakeholders to be involved in the operation of the Model / Architecture Platform

    A- Local partnerships

    1. Private Sector (SECA – CHANAS Insurance – KPMG – MTN ZENITHE – AFRIMAR – BETA – NEXTTEL —SGBC – Space Services – Office TECNO MISSI – ECOBANK – CHURCHES – SPX – of Cameroon Breweries Group – HYSACAM – DANGOTE – Les MielleriesAnta Honey – CODIREL – SAD – CAMWATER – DHL – PERENCO – SONARA – ECOBANK

    2 Towns of Douala and Maroua and others

    3 Civil Society Organizations / Networks

    4 Government of Cameroon / State

    5 Advisory Council / Municipalities of Cameroon

    B- International Partnerships

    2. Private Sector
    STOP TB Partnership
    AME Commu.Ltd
    Junior Chamber International

    United Nations Entities
    City Council / Networks

    Stakeholders consulted

    Academia; Civil Society groups; Community leaders; Government; Minority groups; Other; Women; Youth

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Business Association Global; Business Association Local; City; Company; Foundation; Labour Global; Labour Local; Micro Enterprise; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise; UN Entity

    Type of support needed

    Advocacy; Co-product development; Functional expertise; Funding; IT support; Innovation partner; Marketing/Communications; Monitoring and Evaluation; Other; Project implementation; Project management; Research; Seed funding; Volunteer

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.