About the CSO Platform on SDGs
The Ghana Civil Society (CSO) Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was established in October 2015 to ensure more coordinated civil society efforts in achieving the SDGs in Ghana.
The CSOs platform was institutionalised in May 2016 and includes more than 150 member organisations, consisting of coalitions, associations, unions, community-based organisations, local, national and international non-governmental organisations, and religious groups.
Membership cuts across the 216 districts of Ghana and is divided into 17 SDG sub-platforms, one for each of the 17 goals. Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) is a member of the platform and the co-convener for the SDG 5 platform.
Vision and Mission of the Platform
The vision of the CSOs platform is to be the coordinating platform for CSOs in Ghana in pursuit of achieving the SDGs by 2030. The CSOs platform’s mission is to bring civil society organisations across Ghana together to foster joint efforts, partnerships with key stakeholders and effective advocacy for achieving the SDGs at the national, regional and international levels.
The governing body of the CSOs platform is a 34-member National Steering Committee(SC) made up of a convener and one appointed co-convener from each of the 17sub-platforms – HFFG is the co-convenor of the SDG 5 platform. HFFG and its co-convenor are therefore responsible for coordinating activities and joint efforts of the sub-platforms, and also represent the sub-platforms.
All conveners are national CSOs; co-conveners and members are a combination of international, national and local non-governmental organisations. All conveners, co-conveners and members are organisations with a proven track record of implementing projects and activities related to the SDGs.
The daily activities of the CSOs platform are coordinated by a coordinator with support from co-chairpersons.
The platform is contributing to achieving the SDGs by:
- Building Partnerships and Strong Collaboration
- Public Awareness/Information Sharing on the SDGs
- SDG Data Advocacy
- Localising the SDGs