Zimbabwe will host the 6th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD). The forum will be held in the tourist town of Victoria Falls from February 24-27, 2020.
The Forum provides a platform for peer learning and exchange, especially regarding Regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda on the African continent.
ARFSD is very important as it helps to take stock of where the continent is in terms of implementing the SDGs.
The Forum is a great opportunity for the country to showcase its transition stabilization program, whose main focus is re-engagement after years of isolation.
The 2020 ARFSD aims to be action-oriented, so that stakeholders explore, gain information, share and come up with a concrete and viable set of actions that will enable African countries to achieve goals set within an estimated timeframe.
The ARFSD is an annual multi-stakeholder platform which brings together ministers, senior officials, experts and practitioners from UN member States, private sector, civil society, academia and UN organisations to advance an integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals set out in Africa’s Agenda 2063.
The overall objective of the sixth session of the ARFSD is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made, facilitate peer learning and advance transformative solutions and actions to accelerate implementation of the two agendas.