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Towards the sdgs

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.

Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed at her address to the UN General Assembly in September 2017 as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

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.

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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.

We must reject the notion that there Is a trade-off between the health of people and the health of the economy...We need to work together to build a better future, to protect workers and small businesses, to promote gender equality and create opportunities for youth; we need to share development gains more equitably, ensure that all people have an opportunity to fulfil their potential and that economies thrive.
Antonio Guterres
Secretary General
Success will require a bolder approach to financing and partnerships. Nothing will be achieved without engaging all actors...We must innovate and revamp our approach to partnership and financing, with a focus on the long haul. We must empower youth to participate in and shape the political and economic lives of their countries and communities; to be the agents of peace and development.
Amina Mohammed
Deputy Secretary General
The Government of Kenya recognises the important role of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in complementing government initiatives in health service delivery, which has catalysed progress towards the attainment of the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage....Since the launch of the SDG Platform, we have witnessed a multiplicity of development partnerships, from the global level down to local communities.
Sicily Kariuki
Former Cabinet Secretary for Health
The partnerships signed today will harness the ongoing initiatives in our tech community to accelerate the actualisation of our National Development goals. We are thankful for our partnerships with the UN SDG Partnership Platform, UNDP Accelerator Labs Network, Berkely University CEGA and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Joe Mucheru
Cabinet Secretary for ICT
New models of blended financing and impact investing need to take up the slack to address the scarce resources, which must also be used more efficiently and effectively.
Siddharth Chatterjee
Former UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya
While there is still a long way to go in the fight against COVID-19, many countries have been able to contain the spread of the virus. That was made possible in part because of the cooperation of governments, businesses, trade unions and many others. The pandemic has reminded us of both the power and imperative of global cooperation.
Antonio Guterres
Secretary General
As a government, we recognise that innovation and technology will be at the heart of job creation, the manufacturing industry, guaranteeing food security for the country and ensuring universal healthcare...
Joe Mucheru
Cabinet Secretary for ICT

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About SDG Partnership Platform

The SDG Partnership Platform was launched by the Government of Kenya at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017. 

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