The Office of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission has organized a two-day’s workshop on project implementation management, localization of sustainable development goals, and guidelines for the conduct review plans.

The workshop was aimed at equipping participants with the needed skills and knowledge on Projects Implementation Management and localization of the SDGs through Voluntary Local Review.

The National Development Planning Commission Act, 1994 (Act 480) and other legislations mandate the Commission to formulate comprehensive national strategies and policies. This framework serves as the basis for the preparation and implementation of development plans by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies; Regional Coordinating Councils, Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies as stipulated in the National Development Planning (System) Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2232). It also serves as a reference document for Development Partners and other non-state actors.

The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) established under section 198 of the Local Governance Act 936 is required to facilitate the preparation, coordination, harmonization, Monitoring and Evaluation of MMDAs development plans. Thus, the RCC through the RPCU is expected to provide information/data to district planning authorities, hence serving as a link between them and the National Development Planning Commission. This has necessitated the need to organize a two days’ workshop on the Project Implementation Management (PIM), Localizing the SDGs, and Guidelines for the Conduct of Voluntary Local Review (VLR).

Participants were drawn from the planning Unit of all the Twenty-Nine (29) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, selected Heads of Departments from the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and Regional Planning Coordinating Unit.

Ms. Patience Ampomah, a facilitator from NDPC stated that Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals is to eradicate poverty and put the world on a sustainable development path with a pledge to “Leave No One Behind”.

She noted that the implementation is primarily through the decentralized planning system and explained the steps on how to develop the Voluntary National Report (VNR) and the preparation of the Voluntary Local Report.


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