The Theme capacity will be holding 11 ordinary sessions during the 8th Forum week. The Theme is also going to be discussed in six Ministerial Thematic Roundtables, and in a number of Special Sessions, High Level Panels and sessions from other Forum processes. Those sessions focus specially on 1) enhancing education, capacity building and awareness raising, (2) reinforcing the science-policy interface, (3) improving monitoring tools, and (4) encouraging effective international cooperation.
The theme also highlights the importance of building capacity for setting up integrated smart monitoring systems, including systems adapted to monitoring indicators for SDG targets. Therefore, efficient international cooperation is crucial for sharing knowledge on innovative technologies in the water and sanitation sector. This can increase capacity especially for less developed countries, and combined to the other actions, for implementing the ‘water target’ SDG-6.a (international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries), linked to SDG-4 (education) and SDG-17 (means of implementation).
The Thematic Closing Session will bring the highlights of the debates together and come up with a list of recommendations for action to be implemented in the short and long term, as well as potential actors to be involved, and this way contribute to the
Thematic outcomes, with the following content:
a. Key political messages
b. Specific linkages to international frameworks and how these messages should be taken into account
c. Current state of affairs of the theme
d. Short-term Goals (where do we need to be in 2021 and 2024?)
e. Long-term Goals (where do we need to be in 2030?)
f. How do we get there? (plan for scaling up, including some focus on good practices)
The final purpose of the Capacity Closing Session is to contribute to the outcomes of the 8th Forum in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda /SDG’s, and to ensure continuity towards the Forums to come.
Flávia Carneiro da Cunha Oliveira
Vanessa Guedes de Oliveira
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