Finding new ways to close the gap
Innovative approaches to closing the gap to pursue the Big Four Agenda in Kenya through strengthening partnerships.
Together with the United Nations we have established the SDG Partnership Platform to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs in Kenya.
The SDG Partnership Platform is a UN Kenya flagship initiative which convenes and connects leadership from Government, UN family, development partners, private sector, philanthropy, civil society, and academia to catalyze SDG partnerships, financing and innovations in alignment with Government’s Big Four development agenda.
The SDGPP works on a number of thematic areas in collaboration with National and county government, the private sector, the UN family, donors, civil society and academia. In addition to innovation and impact investment, the SDGPP will establish four windows along the themes of the Big Four Agenda - Universal Healthcare, Food and Nutrition Security, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing and Skills Training. Universal Healthcare was the first window to launch in 2017 with the official launch of the Platform, while Food and Nutrition Security launched in February 2020. Further windows will open in 2021.
The PHC Window overall goal aims at contributing to the Government of Kenya’s efforts to attain the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships encouraged and promoted in Kenya.
The SDG Partnership Platform, in collaboration with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing, has spearheaded the process to formally establish a Kenya National Advisory Board for Impact Investing in Kenya (NAB) which will review and recommend policy improvements to enhance the enabling environment that helps SDG impact financing partnerships to thrive, as well as refine mechanisms to match SDG impact financing demand with supply.
SDGPP Window 2 places itself as a key driver in transforming the national food and nutrition systems through its role of convening, connecting and catalyzing the right partnerships and financing opportunities both at national and county levels.
The SDG Accelerator Lab has the vision to position Kenya as a global sustainable innovation hub, with the mission to leapfrog Kenya’s economy by harnessing technology and innovation to address the Big 4 Agenda and youth unemployment.
The SDGPP has served as a case study for numerous organisations intent on discovering innovative approaches to bridging the gap and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These case studies serve to illustrate the successes and lessons learned along the journey to improve the quality of life for Kenyans through harnessing innovative partnerships and financing instruments to deliver universal healthcare, food and nutrition security, affordable housing and manufacturing and skills training across the country.
The SDGPP aims at contributing to the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnershipsencouraged and promoted in Kenya. To this end, the SDGPP works with National and County government, the private sector, donor partners, civil society and academia to drive the Big Four Agenda in Kenya.