The EU, UNDP and IDFI support the joint meeting of the Advisory Group at Open Governance Permanent Parliamentary Council in Likani.
The second day of the 3-day meetings was dedicated to the main directions of the action plan of the Parliamentary strategy, commitments and tasks introduced by the Sustainable Development Goals consultant, representative of the UN Resident Representative Office, Rusudan Tushuri.
She spoke about the role of the Parliament in sustainable development noting that application of the legislative and oversight function will facilitate to sustainable development goals. “The Parliament holds the mechanisms to be actively engaged in sustainable development goals and progress assessment. It concerns development of the policy and adoption of the laws, as well as the Parliamentary oversight. The authority of the Parliament is particularly noteworthy in the budget process as no sustainable development goals can be achieved without due financial resources”.
The consultant introduced the SDG facilitation and monitoring 4 strategic goals and 11 tasks.
The Secretary General, Givi Mikanadze emphasized engagement of the Staff and outlined civic engagement aspects.
The Staff is provided with the trainings and requalification courses for the Single Mandate MPs’ Bureaus allowing us equipping up to 350 employees of the Bureaus with respective knowledge and skills. “This process is crucial for provision of the regions with the information about the sustainable development goals instead of concentrating the information in the Capital”.
The participants have been grouped into 4 thematic clusters to develop the presentations.
The Chair of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee, Kakha Kuchava estimated the second day. The process was productive, he noted.
K. Kuchava touched upon the SDG enforcement noting that in OGP terms and SDG regards, the country achieved certain progress and it shall be shared with the partner countries.