Capacity building workshop on SDG held in Wokha
Dimapur, Sep. 13 (EMN): Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Orenthung Lotha on Monday urged all stakeholders to make concerted efforts towards sustainable development in the district.
He was speaking at a district-level workshop on ‘Building Capacities for Taking Forward the SDGs’ at DC Conference Hall.
The DC said that climate change was a global phenomenon involving loss of human lives and property and the root cause was due to human induced greenhouse emission, insufficient disaster risk management and under-valuing environmental cause and benefit in decision making.
He also highlighted the effects of climate change across the globe and in Wokha district, a DIPR update informed.
He gave the example of the drought-like situation in the district wherein many farmers were suffering due to human-induced activities that have caused climate change. The DC also stated that Sustainable Development Goals has been adopted by all United Nation member states in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
He stated that the SDGs were a collection of 17 global goals and associated 169 targets designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
He mentioned that existing programmes such as Poshan Maah, which is being celebrated this month will help reduce malnutrition and anaemia among children. Even slogans of departments such as Water Resource– ‘Catch the rains where it falls’ — were efforts under the SDGs.
He concluded by urging all departments to ensure that all policies and actions undertaken were carried out to protect the environment and to achieve the targets of the SDGs for inclusive development.
As part of this workshop, the first technical session was held by SDG officer, SDG coordination centre, Planning and Coordination department, Abilo Humtsoe on SDG localisation and integration with a focus on Wokha district.
She shared about the national, state and district-level institutional mechanism and strategy for SDG implementation, district indicator framework for monitoring the SDGs and the way forward. She also highlighted those indicators (as part of the North East Region SDG Index – Baseline Report 2021-22) which required improvement in Wokha district.
An interactive session was taken over by SDG Officer, SDG Coordination Centre, Planning and Coordination department, Phyobemo Lotha. This session consisted of interactive exercises for identifying the priority areas and viable local level solutions for Wokha district for all relevant departments.
Similar district-level workshops have been held in Kiphire, Noklak, Tuensang, Longleng, Mokokchung and Zunheboto districts for taking forward the SDGs, it added.