Public announcement!: Nigeria launches the first country level private sector advisory group
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the Nigerian Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the 28th of February, 2017. The PSAG’s goals are similar to the United Nations Sustainable Development Fund’s subsidiary group- the Global Private Sector Advisory Group, which was formed as a result of the numerous challenges faced during the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
The PSAG in conjunction with the following groups: Growing Businesses foundation (GBF), Lagos Business School (LBS), Sahara Group Limited, British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN), Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. (PwC), Google, Unilever Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, GT Bank, General Electric (GE), Dangote Group, Coco-Cola, Channels Television, Chamber of Commerce- Lagos/Kano, National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) and NASME.
The partners aim to commit their corporate social responsibility initiatives to achieving the 17 SDGs. Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Co-Founder Sahara Group, who has been a keen advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals said the group would coordinate and liaise with various stakeholders to achieve accelerated and inclusive development across the nation.
We’re looking forward to the results!
See Sdgfunds.org for more details