First meeting of Provincial Advisory Committee on SDGs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was convened under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan.
All Administrative Secretaries of the province, Chief SDGs-Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives and representatives of UNDP attended the meeting. The chair briefed the meeting about the aim and objectives of the meeting and the Advisory Committee. Director General-Sustainable Development Unit, P&D Department presented brief overview of the Advisory Committee. The proceedings of the meeting revolved around four (4) agenda items i.e. Approval of Provincial SDGs Framework, Approval of Supplementary Annexure for PC-I, Approval of recommendations of SDGs Unit with regard to simplifying Government’s approval processes to improve project management and Approval of District SDGs Scorecard.
The SDG Support Unit made detailed presentation on the agenda items. The Committee appreciated the efforts of the Unit in making the SDGs localization process more viable and visible in the province. After detailed deliberation the forum approved all agenda items and decided that Provincial SDGs Framework shall be presented to the Provincial Cabinet for approval; PC-1 Checklist shall be made Supplementary Annexure with PC-1 and the checklist shall be shared with Resource Center and uploaded on PFMS; Planning Cells shall be capacitated and engaged to integrate SDGs in planning process; all departments shall prepare their sectorial polices in line with SDGs targets set out in the framework; District SDGs Scorecard shall be published in form of a catalogue and its spectrum shall be broadened and that all departments shall use the catalogue as base for future planning and resource allocation.