About Civil Society Advance Forum on Sustainable Development (CAS2030)
Our mission is to harness the positive energy created through civil society initiatives and build a strong and inclusive platform to connect and support civil society activities on sustainable development at all levels (local, national, regional and global). So far, there has been much interest in our space for sharing information on the sustainable development agenda across issues and across the country. CAS2030 would provide a space to share resources and strategies for advocacy, policy, programmes and mobilisation and facilitate collaboration amongst civil society actors and other development partners.
The Civil Society Advance Forum on Sustainable Development (CAS2030), Nigeria commits to implement SDG Goal 16 and all its targets and Indicators to promote accountability for the 2030 Agenda. CAS2030 aims to engage with the sustainable development agenda and commits to collectively empower the marginalized and vulnerable persons to campaign against hunger, inequality and injustice. Knowing that Goals 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, and SDGs 17 “Partnerships for the Goals” are both central to Agenda 2030 and are enablers for progress in achieving all other goals, we commit to partner with TAP Network to use the SDGs Accountability handbook.
The Civil Society Advance Forum on Sustainable Development (CAS2030) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, national platform and alliance of Civil Society organizations working to promote the achievement of the SDGs and the agenda 2030 in Nigeria. The High Level Political Forum on SDGs held in New York, July 2017 revealed the need for a more engaging and inclusive platform for CSOs in Nigeria to engage the sustainable development agenda. During the course of the HLPF 2015, CSOs committed themselves to undertaking actions that have the potential to shape the future of people through the implementation of the SDGs. While there are mixed views in civil society about whether the 2030 development agenda can deliver on ending poverty, ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being, promoting gender equality, ensuring environmental sustainability among other things, it was unanimously resolved that civil society needs to play an active role in keeping the spotlight on these commitments, working on implementation, and holding the leaders accountable for the actualization of the goals. While our process of mobilization has revealed widespread enthusiasm, It was felt that a new national platform is critical to achieving added value to civil society initiatives on sustainable development. The alliance has membership strength of over 200 NGOs across the 36 states in Nigeria.
CAS2030 aims to engage with the sustainable development agenda and commits to collectively empower the marginalized and vulnerable persons to campaign against hunger, inequality and injustice.
OBJECTIVES 1. To contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research, advocacy and education for all. 2. To develop and provide new knowledge and promote the uptake of development policies that will address the issues of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 3. To advocate, evaluate and facilitate responses for the Sustainable Development Goals, to meet the need of all sectors of society, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized. 4. To promote and strengthen the underlying principles of the Global Goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through collaborative efforts of civil societies at National, Regional and International levels 5. To create a sense of corporation, mutual harmony and affection amongst the members of the forum ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE CAS2030 has a Board of Trustees, Coordinating Council as well as Zonal and State Coordinators to steer the affairs of the alliance at various levels. Membership is open to organizations all over Nigeria