Three major projects relating to the sustainable development goals are expected to commence in the first half of 2022. They include:

 

  1. MAPS- MAPS stands for Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support. MAPS was adopted by the UNDG in October 2015 as a common approach to its support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the country level. The MAPS approach captures the core components of the UNDG’s upstream support to the SDGs:

 

  • Mainstreaming work to raise public awareness on the 2030 Agenda and ensure that the principles and goals of sustainable development found in the 2030 Agenda are fully integrated into national and sub-national policy formulation, planning and budgetary processes;

 

  • Analytical work that informs policy makers of the drivers and bottlenecks to sustainable development at the country level, and that contributes to the design of policy interventions that can accelerate progress towards achieving national SDGs by 2030; and

 

  • Policy Support, in terms of joined-up approaches that will enable the UN to deploy its technical expertise and advice to Member States in support of SDG implementation in a coherent and integrated way.

 

  1. Advancing Innovative Financing Solutions in the Eastern Caribbean-Under the United Nations’ Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund has launched a Call for Proposals entitled: ‘Building Resilience and Ending Vulnerability in Small Island Developing States where Antigua and Barbuda is one of two countries in the region slated to participate;

 

  1. Under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is set to be among pilot countries of the region for participation in the recovery planning and policy coherence project.
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