Description

The annual Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Thematic Report by ESCAP, ADB and UNDP informs implementation of the 2030 agenda and supports regional dialogue at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), in preparation for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The 2022 report "Building Forward Together - Towards an inclusive and resilient Asia and the Pacific” considers pandemic impacts on prospects for achieving the SDGs, and how countries have been responding to this complex and still evolving crisis. Efforts to cope with and contain the pandemic have exposed—and magnified—deeply rooted vulnerabilities and inequalities in the region’s economies and societies. Across the region there already are signs of a ‘K-shaped’ recovery marked by increasing divergence in economic and social outcomes within and between countries. When environmental degradation, increasing natural hazards and accelerating climate change are added to the mix, the risks to developing countries and poor and vulnerable populations are even greater. The report analyzes key factors that are shaping recovery prospects, including vaccination and access to diagnostics and therapeutics; social protection; digitalization; economic structure; environmental risks; and fiscal space. The region faces two intertwined challenges: making the recovery green, inclusive and just, while charting a new and transformative path toward building sustainable and resilient economies and societies that leaves no one behind.

A wealth of good practice has emerged to promote inclusive, empowering and environmentally sustainable recovery, but we must raise the ambition of these efforts without delay. This launch event will bring a diverse panel of leaders from civil society, business, government and our three organizations to reflect on the insights and opportunities featured in the 2022 ESCAP ADB UNDP Asia Pacific SDG partnership report.

Objectives

The event will launch our 2022 SDG report on prospects for achieving the SDGs and building back better together, engaging a business and civil society stakeholders to exchange views on recovery for the SDGs.

Target participants

Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; private sector investors; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.

Resource speakers

Report presentation

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary
ESCAP

Shixin Chen

Shixin Chen
Vice President South Asia and Central West Asia Operations
Asian Development Bank

Kanni Wignaraja

Kanni Wignaraja
Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
UNDP

Interactive panel discussion

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo
CEO and Founder of Bubu.com

Aisha Khan

Aisha Khan
Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change & Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization

Maude Savary-Mornet

Maude Savary-Mornet
South-East Asia Advisor
Global Impact Investor Network

Moderator

Mitchell Hseih

Mitchell Hseih
Communications Director
ESCAP

How to register

No registration needed. Event livestreamed on YouTube Live.

Costs

Free event

Event organizers / partners

ADB, ESCAP, and UNDP

Event Contact

  • Pamela ELMIDO (Ms) Results Management Assistant Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division, Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department Asian Development Bank E-mail contact form
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