HLPF 2018: Gertrude Kenyangi's intervention as Lead Discussant on SGD 15

A policy is only as good as its implementation. It is important to ensure that policies translate into practice. The entire value chain, from the global to the national to the grassroots must be kept in the know of what is happening here today, resources must be allocated at all levels to build capacity of the indigenous people and local communities to enhance buy-in.

Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda and Women’s Major Group member delivered her intervention on SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and half and reverse land degradation and half biodiversity loss, at the 13th meeting: Review of SDGs implementation, during the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on July 13th, 2018.

Download the statement here.

Watch her speech here.