Beyond Beijing Committee

Asia, SDG16.1, SDGs
Nepal

About Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC)
BBC is a network of over 150 Women led Civil society organizations all over Nepal. BBC since the onset of SDGs have been working with an approach of awareness, capacity building and Advocacy for nationalization and localization of SDGs in Nepal. BBC translated and widely disseminated SDG booklet to its network members to aware them about SDGs and its targets.

Commitment Summary
BBC is committed to achieving Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Nepal through awareness, capacity building, advocacy and program implementation through networking and partnership. It’s the first women NGO established by women, of women for women and sustainable development in Nepal. As a founder of Nepal SDG Forum of civil societies and convener of ‘Women and girls’ constituency and Gender Justice theme. BBC is committed to raising Awareness, Capacity building and Network building of Women Civil Society Organizations (WCSOs) in mainstreaming Gender equality in SDGs and holding government and other stakeholders accountable to do so.

Full Commitment
BBC is committed to achieving Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Nepal through awareness, capacity building, advocacy and program implementation through networking and partnership. Specifically, BBC works to:

  • Enable at least 100 Women Civil Society organizations to be aware of and advocate for mainstreaming Gender Equality in the implementation of SDGs particularly SDG 5 and 16 by 2023.
  • Enable at least 100 Women leaders to mainstream Gender equality in SDGs and be accountable to work for Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls by 2023.

BBC has been supporting its network members to orient other stakeholders in the community about SDGs and to organize local level and provincial level discussions held during the preparation of the country report-Status of implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal. BBC will continue involving them in this process and work towards capacity building of these organization to monitor the implementation of SDGs (which is aligned to the 14th National Plan of Action of Nepal) in their respective area and be able to hold the government accountable in the effective implementation of SDGs. BBC has been working to build the capacity of Gender Focal person and Planning Officers of various Ministries about SDGs and its nationalization process. BBC also worked with local elected representatives especially the female members ( 41% of local government members are female) of 5 municipalities about SDGs particularly the issue of gender Equality, transparency and accountability. BBC have been advocating with the Government especially National Planning Commission (NPC) to advocate to include and acknowledge the work of civil societies in SDG implementation. BBC has developed additional indicators ( National, Provincial and Local level ) to effectively monitor progress of SDGs and have been advocating NPC to own those indicators. BBC has also been advocating to institutionalize the Major Group and other stakeholder (MGoS) mechanisms at all levels. Nepal has moved to federal state, this is an opportunity for us to work with local governments and BBC’s Network members as women civil society organization through awareness, capacity building and advocacy for the implementation of the 2030 agenda with the spirit of Transforming the world and Leaving no one behind.

BBC will be particularly focused in Empowering Women Civil Societies through various short term and long term interventions related to awareness and capacity building to advocate and hold local government accountable. In parallel with that, BBC will be working with local government , especially the female members to be aware of their roles and responsibilities and level of accountability in ensuring the effective implementation of the 2030 agenda.