The session is organised by the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM). Earlier this year, APRCEM invited the Coalition for Sustainable Development of Russia to take an active part in the work of the platform and share the experience of Russian CSOs in the field of SDGs implementation.
The aim of the CSO session is:
- Making an NEA CSO position paper for the 2020 NEA Forum taking place from October 28-29, 2021 virtually, and the 2022 APFSD and APPFSD being organized in 2022 March;
- Sharing civil society’s issues and field experiences in the thematic areas of stakeholder engagement governance, education, gender equality, and biodiversity preservation under the ocean and on land; and
- Discussing how to cooperate with NEA CSOs including other stakeholders who sharing public value.
Nelya Rakhimova, Coordinator of the Coalition, will speak at the event "Review of the CSO engagement mechanism at sub-national, national and sub-regional level" and provide an insight into the experience of Russian CSOs in the field of SDGs implementation. Two other experts of the Coalition, Julia Ostrovskaya (Center for Social and Labour Rights) and Anatoly Lebedev (BROC), will participate in the discussions dedicated to education (SDG 4) and gender equality (SDG 5), and protection of life below water (SDG 14) and on land (SDG 15) .
We encourage representatives of civil society living in the Asian part of Russia to join the session and learn more about APRCEM, as well as the regional experience of CSOs working to advance SDGs.