2018-2019 TAP Network Steering Committee
The Asia Development Alliance (ADA) is an international network of national or sub-national multi-sectoral NGO/CSO platforms or umbrellas in Asia engaged in development issues in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ADA was founded in Bangkok in February 2013 as a joint regional platform of the members of the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) and CIVICUS Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA) in Asia for a collaboration of other CSO networks such as the Asian Democracy Network(ADN), Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Good Neighbors International, etc.
ADA is committed to building a just, inclusive, equitable and peaceful community of sustainable societies in Asia and beyond where every citizen and people can enjoy all human rights and democratic freedoms. ADA aims to enhance the effectiveness and impact of civic engagement and advocacy in implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national and international levels.
Focal Point: Mr. Mohammed Zia Ur-Rehman
Human Rights First Rwanda Association has been an active member of the TAP network for two years. During this period H.R.F.R.A. has gladly represented the global south in advancing the standalone goal 16.
H.R.F.R.A was previously appointed as the National focal points Beyond 2015 where it has been at the forefront in the advocacy of the post 2015 Agenda in Rwanda The great lakes region at large. Evident from strategic and collective lobbying, we were part and parcel of the drafting team for the Post 2015 position paper on Governance and further on endorsed ground breaking documents on the developmental agenda with cross cutting themes. One on Transparency Accountability Participation and the latest being on Finance for Development to mention a few.
Media advocacy is a new found strategy employed in advancing the developmental agenda seen from this press statement issued in 2014. http://greatlakesvoice.com/africas-civil-society-push-for-beyond-2015-agenda-to-un-general-assembly/ and in the same tone in line with Goal 16 indicators have promoted press freedoms in Rwanda and the East African Region at large.
That was submitted at the United Nations General Assembly through the Beyond 2015 Africa campaign.
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Focal Point: Mr. Louis Busingye
Putting the law in people’s hands
Billions of people live outside the protection of the law. They can be driven from their land, extorted by officials, and intimidated by violence. Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people. We train and deploy grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice. Together with grassroots groups in ten countries, we have supported more than 65,000 clients to protect community lands, enforce environmental law, and secure basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. Drawing on data from thousands of cases, Namati advocates for improvements to policies and systems that affect millions of people. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network, more than 1000 groups from every region in the world. We learn from one another and work together to bring justice everywhere.
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Focal Point: Ms. Coco Lammers
SDG Kenya Forum is a platform bringing together diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) constituencies seeking to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SDGs). The forum exists to mobilize and coordinate civil society advocacy for the achieve¬ment of SDGs in Kenya through partnerships, citizen engagement, capacity building, policy dialogue, and campaigns, among others.
Driven by the need to:
1. Have a coordinated and structured approach for civil society and citizens to engage the government and other development actors towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SDGs)
2. Have a coordinated and structured approach for civil society and citizens to engage the government and other development actors towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SDGs)
3. Strengthen partnerships and provide technical support to respective government department and development partners that are key to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (SDGs)
The forum has established basic structures and produced technical resources to guide their engagement with government and to initiate the conversation required to ensure that all development actors in Kenya are on board and engaged with a harmonized implementation strategy. One major milestone was the forum contributed to the Voluntary National Review (VNR) Of Progress On SDGs In Kenya, the report outlines CSO’s input, the process as well as the modalities of work leading up to the development and finalization of the voluntary re¬port and some of the key initiatives that CSO’s in Kenya are engaging in to deliver 2030 Agenda.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Focal Point: Ms. Hellen Apila
In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including:
• the creation of international anti-corruption conventions
• the prosecution of corrupt leaders and seizures of their illicitly gained riches
• national elections won and lost on tackling corruption
• companies held accountable for their behaviour both at home and abroad
With more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we work with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption. We are politically non-partisan and place great importance on our independence.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Focal Point: Rukshana Nanayakkara