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Theninth regional Consultation on Adaptation and Localization of the 2030 Development Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ukraine was held on 23 September 2016 in the City of Chernivtsy, organized by the United Nations in Ukraine, WHO Office in Ukraine in cooperation with the Chernivtsy Oblast State Administration.

23 September 2016. City of Chernivtsy

Introduction

The ninth regional Consultation on Adaptation and Localization of the 2030 Development Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ukraine was held on 23 September 2016 in the City of Chernivtsy, organized by the United Nations in Ukraine, WHO Office in Ukraine in cooperation with the Chernivtsy Oblast State Administration.

Valentyn Dunaevsky, Deputy Director, Economic Development Department, Chernivtsy Oblast State Administration: “SDGs are a set of strategic objectives for our oblast, the achievement of which is necessary for economic growth, proper social protection, sustainable consumption of natural resources, comfortable and safe life of the community."

Bilokur Martha, member of the Student Government of Chernivtsy National Trade and Economic Institute: "Having Sustainable Development Goals we have a clear picture of the country where we can live with dignity."

Batrakova Natalia, NGO "Association of female members of local councils in Chernivtsy Oblast": "SDGs are an opportunity for the oblast to participate in the development of prioritised sectors with effective and efficient use of finance and resources. Implemented programmes will be aimed at energy recovery, responsible consumption, innovations and investments. SDGs could ensure gender equality and non-discrimination for everyone living in the oblast."

“SDGs could become a platform to develop national strategies for the next 15 years”. Ms Maryna Kytayeva: Deputy Head of the Financial Markets directorate, department of economic policy and macroeconomic forecasting

The consultation was aimed at raising awareness of public officials, local authorities, scientists and civil society organizations about the goals of Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, and ensuring their participation in the nationalization of the SDGs and forming a common understanding of the priority goals and their relevance for sustainable development of the country and the region.

45 representatives of local authorities, universities and civil society organizations participated in the regional consultation held in the format of "World Café" (forming 8 groups). They identified the most relevant and crucial Goals for sustainable development of Ukraine and Chernivtsy Oblast and proposed projects/programmes necessary to implement the SDGs.

The top priority Sustainable Development Goals for Ukraine,
selected by the regional consultations in Chernivtsy Oblast

The top priority Goal was selected by seven groups, and is the following:

  1. Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The following two Goals were selected as a top priority in five groups:

  1. Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  2. Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The following Goals were prioritized by two groups: SDG 4 Quality education and SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy.

Goal 1 No poverty, Goal 9 Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities and Goal 15 Life on land were chosen as a priority only in one group each.

The top priority Sustainable Development Goals for Chernivtsy Oblast,
selected by the regional consultations in Chernivtsy Oblast

The participants in four groups chose the following three top priority Goals:

  1. Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  2. Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  3. Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

The following two Goals were selected as the most important in three groups: Goal 9 Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities. Goal 2 No hunger was chosen in two groups.

The following Goals were selected as a priority only in one group each: Goal 5 Gender equality, Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation, Goal 16 Peace and justice and Goal 17 Partnership for the goals.

RESULTS OF THE GROUP WORK IN CHERNIVTSY:
Programmes and Project to Implement Prioritized SDGs in the Oblast

Prioritized SDGs and Targets

Programmes and Project
to Implement the SDG
Who are the stakeholders? Who can be the lead for SDGs in this oblast?

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

3.2. By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births

3.3. By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

3.5. Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

3.8. Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

Local action plans on updating and technical support to medical institutions

Programmme of subsides for medical services and medicines for vulnerable groups

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Civil society organizations

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Civil society organizations

Regional programmes to prevent and cure such diseases as AIDs, tuberculosis etc.

Increase funds allocation for public health

Programmes to improve quality of education and training of health care system personnel

Oblast strategy of health system development in order to ensure access to quality health services

Introduction of health insurance

Programme of health services development for vulnerable groups to cure such diseases as AIDs, tuberculosis, etc.

Construction of the hospices (for vulnerable groups) and hospitals for patients with AIDs, tuberculosis, etc.

Programme to improve control on using of chemicals and pesticides in agriculture

Construction of resorts (with special attention to the needs of vulnerable groups, including children and the elderly, people with disabilities)

Construction of sports facilities for pair Olympians

Programme to improve the water quality and water quality control

Development of infrastructure to ensure access for persons with disabilities to services, including health care services

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

8.2. Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors

8.3. Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

8.4. Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

8.6. By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

8.9. By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Development and/or construction of enterprises on processing agricultural production, produced in the oblast

Providing benefits to agriculture for the development of this sector in the oblast

Repair road in rural areas for agriculture development

Small Business Development Programme for IDPs and persons with disabilities

Development of tourism in the oblast

Decent Employment Programme for Youth

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Local councils

Scientific and research institutions

Civil society organizations

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Local councils

Scientific and research institutions

Civil society organizations

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (with funds allocation for these programmes):

- Creation of business centers and business incubators

- Creation of entrepreneurship centers for young people and women

- Creation of training centers for entrepreneurs

- Tax breaks for newly created businesses

Youth Employment Programme:

- First Job Place Programme

- Payment at the expense of oblast budget of training practice at the enterprise of the graduates

- Analysis of the demand and supply of labour market and programmes to mach them

- Creating of the bureau of career development for students at universities

- Creating intellectual centers for young people with master classes

Youth employment programme:

- Programme of benefits to employers who hire young people

- Establishing cooperation between enterprises/businesses and educational institutions

- Programmes for students of training abroad

Programme of technical modernization of work places

Creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities (modernization of work places)

Development of green tourism

Tax breaks for small businesses for vulnerable groups

Programme on combating discrimination in the workplace

Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

15.1. By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

15.2. By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

15.4. By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development

Construction of the waste recycling plant

Programme for reforestation in the oblast

Programme to control deforestation

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Local councils

Communities

Civil society organizations

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Local councils

Communities

Civil society organizations

Programme for forest conservation and preventing illegal logging of forests

Programme of saving mountain ecosystems

Educational and recreational centres for children and teenagers to study for Environment and Nature Protection

Programme of conservation and reforestation

Programme of planting trees taking into account the climate of the oblast

Programme for development of mountain tourism

Programme of infrastructure development to provide access to people with disabilities to tourist facilities

Programme of business support for pensioners

Programme of protection against harmful effects of water networks (Rivers of Prut, Dniester, etc.)

Cross-border cooperation on protection of river banks

Mobilizing resources for effective forest management

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

9.1. Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all

9.2. Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries

9.3. Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets

9.4. By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

9.5. Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

Increase allocation of funding for scientific and research works

Investment programmes for priority sectors of the oblast:

- Innovative technologies

- Infrastructure development

Local authorities

Local counsels

Civil society organizations

Communities

Scientific and research institutions

Local authorities

Local counsels

Civil society organizations

Communities

Scientific and research institutions

Local plans of urban development:

- Construction of housing

- Development of transport systems

- Preservation of cultural heritage

- Programmes to prevent chaotic building

Promotion of innovation by the decision of the community

Development of industrial clusters within communities and between communities

Programmes to build micro-housing

Trans-border cooperation programmes of credits for industrial enterprises

Programme to attract banks, grants and funds for innovation and research for the development of local industry

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

11.1. By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

11.2. By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

11.3. By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

11.4.Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

11.6. By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

11.7. By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

Development of cross-border infrastructure for employment in foreign markets

Increase of technological capacity for investment and scientific development

Cheap Loans Programmes

Repair and improvement of roads

Adjustment of infrastructure and transport for people with disabilities

SMEs development (self-employment and job creation)

Support of small business for women

Oblast administration

Rayon and local authorities

Communities

Oblast administration

Rayon and local authorities

Communities

Development and implementation of urban development plans of towns and settlements with public participation in the discussion and implementation

Protection of historical heritage and creation of objects of historical, architectural and cultural heritage (including the creation of objects of Bukovina local cuisine)

Environmentally-friendly transport programme

Micro-housing Programme

Building housing for new families and single mothers

Youth lending programme (new home loans for youth)

Preferential custom clearance for environmental protection and environmental-friendly equipment

Preservation of natural and cultural heritage

Involvement of women in decision-making at oblast and rayon levels

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

2.3. By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

2.4. By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

2.5. By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

Preferential loans for farmers and private households producing agricultural products

Support farmers and private households with agriculture machinery, equipment, technologies and plant protection chemicals

Programmes to enter foreign markets with new technologies and start-ups

Support development SMEs of farmers (tax breaks, postponing of taxes payment, etc.)

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Community

Oblast administration

Rayon administrations

Community

Support enterprises processing of agricultural products

Create associations of farmers to protect the rights of agricultural producers

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Programme of socio-economic development of the region by 2020

Providing various sources of funding for regional development programmes

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.2. Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.5. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

5.6. Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences

Development and implementation of the regional programme of gender equality and non-discrimination

Programme on combating domestic violence

Creation of a Center for Maternity and Family

"Healthy woman - healthy society" Programme

Centers for psychological assistance for men

Local authorities

Local councils

Civil society organizations

Local authorities

Local councils

Civil society organizations

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

6.1. By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

6.2. By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations

6.6. By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

Water ecosystems protection programmes

Water supply development programme

Creating mobile laboratories for water quality control

Oblast administration

Sanitary and Epidemiological Station

Oblast administration

Sanitary and Epidemiological Station

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries

Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology

Improve infrastructure

Expanding the use of modern technologies and communications

Information campaigns and education programmes for civil society

Cabinet of Ministers

Oblast administration

Civil society organizations

Cabinet of Ministers

Oblast administration

Civil society organizations

Venue: Chernivtsy city, 28, Shevchenko Str. Business Centre

AGENDA

9:30-10:00

Registration of participants

10:00-10:15

Opening remarks:

Mr Vitaly Melnychuk, Deputy Head of Chernivtsy Oblast Council

Mr Valentyn Dunaevsky, Deputy Director, Economic Development Department, Chernivtsy Oblast State Administration

Ms Valeriya Voytenko, Deputy Director, Department of economic policy and macroeconomic forecasting, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Ms. Van Nguyen, Director of the UN Resident Coordinator Office

10:15-10:30

Presentation on MDGs unfinished agenda.
Overview of a general SDG roadmap/process

Speaker: Ms. Natalia Korol, national expert of the World Health Organization in Ukraine

10:30-13:00

Group work (facilitated in a format of World Café):

- Which SDGs are the most relevant/crucial for Ukraine

- Which SDGs are key priorities for this particular oblast (SDGs are discussed at the target level)? How feasible is their achievement?

- What actions should be taken to reach the top priority SDG targets in this region?

- How to ensure considerations of needs of the most vulnerable and promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment during implementation of priority SDGs?

- Who are the stakeholders? Who can be the lead for SDGs in this oblast?

Moderator: Galyna Meshcheryakova, UN Women National Consultant on Gender Equality

13:00-13:30

Presentation of group work

13:30 Coffee break, informal talks

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