President Kagame, who is also the Chairman of the board of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Centre for Africa, has arrived in Lusaka where he will join his counterpart President Edgar Lungu of Zambia for the launch of the SDGs Sub-Regional Centre for Southern Africa.
The launch will bring together over 200 government officials, international organizations, development financing institutions and experts to discuss issues concerning implementing SDGs in southern Africa.
The launch follows the signing of a country agreement in September 2018 between the Zambian government and the SDG Center for Africa, Rwanda is home to the SDG Centre for Africa and President Kagame serves as the Chairman of the board of the SDG Center for Africa.
“The SDG Sub-regional Center is an international not-for-profit institution, which, once launched, will provide technical support, neutral advice and expertise to national governments, private sector, civil society and academic institutions in order to accelerate the implementation of the SDG agenda,” said the Zambian Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme in a press release.
The sub-regional center, he said, will assist southern African countries to unlock bottlenecks that hinder the smooth implementation of the SDGs and help achieve the goals.