Bright Light Projects in its effort to implement sustainable development strategies across the globe said it will be hosting a High-Level Political Forum side-event in July.
The event which is billed for July 5, 2022, puts BLP at the forefront of the implementation of SDGs alongside other civil society organizations after the devastating effect of the Corona Virus pandemic.
“Bright Light projects was selected as one of the official hosts of the United Nations 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side events alongside other civil society organizations on the theme: Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
“The HLPF in 2022 will conduct an in-depth review of Sustainable Development Goals 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equality, 14 on life below water, 15 on life on land, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. The forum will take into account the different and particular impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across all SDGs and the integrated, indivisible, and interlinked nature of the Goals.” Franco Bonghan, the founder of Bright Light Project said in a press release ahead of the event.
Mr. Bonghan further stated that the Covid-19 pandemic inflicted unprecedented human suffering which has had a great social, economic, and health impact more than any other global crisis in recent history.
He said that the High-level Political Forum – Sustainable Development Goals will take stock of the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“BLP’s virtual side-event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, under the theme: Building Back Better from Corona Virus Pandemic – Localizing the SDGS”
“This side event will provide an opportunity to discuss recovery efforts effort and the need for recovery to be people centered and inclusive of all sectors, especially for rural women and children. Government and private sector stakeholders should make concerted efforts to create business opportunities to foster innovation, support employment and improve economic drivers for sustained growth”
“Government at the National and local levels can develop ‘job creation hubs” to act as incubators for local ecosystem builders and entrepreneurs as key drivers as we try to Build Back Better from the effects of the pandemic.” Mr. Bonghan Added.
Panelists at the virtual event include Doris Ngum, Gorretti Etchu-Egbe, Jennifer Okoro, Peter Ngu Tayong, Collins Ugochukwu, Thecia Jenkins, and Chuck Derry, while the event is in partnership with The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation.
The event will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, on Zoom with live broadcasts on Facebook and Youtube,