Saiba has teamed up with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to present a series of capacity building activities aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
A virtual meeting for SMEs will take place on the 12th and 13th July 2021. A statement issued this week by UNCTAD says the meeting will be attended by all key institutions engaged in the implementation of the SDGs, as well as those institutions involved in financial and non-financial reporting at the national level.
“During the 37th session of ISAR, UNCTAD launched its “Guidance on core indicators for entity reporting on contribution towards implementation of Sustainability Development Goals” (GCI) that has been playing an important role as a useful tool to facilitate the convergence of sustainability reporting frameworks by providing an initial and simple common set of universal indicators for entities’ baseline reporting on sustainability issues in alignment with the 2030 Agenda. It also noted the usefulness of capacity-building efforts provided by the UNCTAD secretariat to facilitate wider use of the GCI, raising awareness and dissemination thereof, including for SMEs, and encouraged further activities in this area with a view to facilitating further convergence and alignment of reporting frameworks and practices.
“Against this background, UNCTAD is organizing a webinar for the key experts and stakeholders as well as the private sector entities in the area of sustainability/SDG and reporting in South Africa with a view to present the GCI, inform on the findings of the conducted case studies in South Africa and other countries as well as share an update on the international trends and developments in this area.
“As a key stakeholder of the project, we sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in the activity and contribute to the discussions. In this regard, we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance by Friday 9th July 2021. The meeting details will be shared with you shortly. For further communication, please contact Ms. Maggie Mofokeng (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Elena Botvina (email@example.com), who support coordination of the project.