SDGA - SDGs Advocacy
In the wake of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN SDGs); ANPRAS established the ESDP unit on a pilot basis on 5th December 2015 as a strong civil society commitment on the occasion of the International Volunteers Day. Initially, the focus had been on using ‘education’ as a driving agent for change. Later, on recognizing the need for food security, especially in the context of growing climatic adversities, ANPRAS initiated discussions with the FAO's Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA). On 14th December 2015, ANPRAS-ESDP was conferred membership status at GACSA. ESDP was officially launched on 19th March 2016 at Pointe Canon, Mahebourg. During the same year; ESDP was appointed as focal-point for the NAYD (Network of African Youth for Development) in Mauritius. After the 2016-2018 gestation phase, there was a call to re-engineer ESDP and empower it to play a more meaningful role on the regional and international landscape. On 18th January 2019, ESDP took a new start as a revamped entity under the new appellation SDGA; with a mission statement to promote sustainable living and sustainability at grassroots.
SDGA has as main objective to popularise the UN SDGs locally. It further acts as the focal point for the Network of African Youth For Development (NAYD) in Mauritius.
Popularize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Advocate for the implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda
Promote gender parity and women leadership under EWLC
Collaborate with UN entities, namely, UNDESA , UNDP (Mauritius) and other relevant stakeholders in the quest creating a sustainable future