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KAS and CSD Launch Training Manual on SDGs for NGOs

The manual aims at capacity building of NGOs working at the grassroots level and facilitating them in achieving SDGs at the local level
March 31, 2022
Manual on SDGs for NGOs

The Indian office of the non-profit German political foundation and global think-tank Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) has partnered with Council for Social Development (CSD) to develop a training manual on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The objective of the manual is to build the capacity of various regional NGOs that are working at the grassroots level and facilitate them in achieving SDGs at the local level across India.

The manual will help develop the understanding of NGOs on various SDGs and their targets in an easy manner, and convert the targets into workable tasks for them; demonstrate how they can work with various stakeholders/target groups such as common people, local authorities, educational institutions, bank and industries, and grassroots organisations; provide space for cross-learning and exchanging experiences and good practices to increase the level of awareness and advocacy, and discuss the scope of replicating those practices in other regions.

In addition to capacity building and training of the NGOs, the manual will help in awareness building, advocacy, monitoring or tracking SDGs, and focus on behavioural insights to nudge people away from their desired behaviour.

The manual was launched in Delhi on March 30, 2022, in presence of retired foreign secretary Muchkund Dubey, German Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Stephan Grabherr, former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur, former Assistant Secretary-General, UN and DED, UNWOMEN Ambassador Lakshmi Puri, chairperson for Standing Committee on Finance Jayant Sinha, and KAS Resident Representative to India, Peter Rimmele.

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, Observer Research Foundation President Samir Saran and KAS Deputy Secretary General Dr Gerhard Wahlers addressed the event electronically.

The evening affair was also a farewell for Peter Rimmele, whose stint as KAS Resident Representative to India ends on March 31, 2022.