The application of the localization concept of localization in Egypt
Revisiting the concept of localization in sustainable development. This is a research paper on the application of the concept of localization in Egypt, the paper should be on the field of development and the theories of localization and how the international non-governmental organizations – like the UN agencies- were trapped during covid and this put more pressure on the local powers.
The paper should be applied to the case of Egypt and their vision for the country in 2030, how the local powers were able to take many steps to maintain the development during the lockdown times and what are some of the challenges the local NGOs are facing and the proposed solutions to it.
To accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and sustain it beyond 2030, strong vertical dialogue and collaboration to localize and align the SDGs is required. Localization can be a key driver in tackling the critical challenges faced by countries and communities in Asia and Pacific, which include
rapid urbanization, growing inequalities, and the impact of climate change and disasters.
The VNRs illustrate that some efforts to localize the SDGs, specifically in regard to SDG 11, have taken place in the Asia and Pacific region since the SDGs were launched in 2015. However, a holistic approach to localization is often absent in the SDG planning, coordination, and implementation
processes of national governments in the region.
A stronger push for promoting policy coherence, multilevel governance, and the concept of localizing the SDGs is required to make progress on achieving the SDGs. Building on the lessons learned from implementing the MDGs. The 2030 Agenda is inclusive and transformative, requiring structures
and enabling environments that fully embrace subnational and local contributions. Installing a public management approach that promotes a whole-of-government approach and emphasizes vertical and intersectoral integration can help facilitate SDG localization.
For this purpose, mechanisms that support the alignment of national and local sustainable development agendas must be in place. The institutional mechanisms must have a coordinating, integrating, and monitoring and evaluation function that includes LRGs and strengthens SDG ownership at the local level. At the national level, this requires commitment, advocacy, and continuous support for local governance as well as national policy and legal frameworks that integrate local SDG plans.
At the local level, effective localization requires, first and foremost, awareness of the SDGs. Awareness raising can facilitate a clear understanding of the link between local and global goals and vice versa. Translating the SDGs into local contexts is needed to define where LRGs and local stakeholders can contribute to—and how communities can benefit from—achieving the SDGs.
LRGs can prepare to implement the SDGs in their communities by, for example, conducting needs assessments, aligning local plans with the A number of networks have emerged that provide support and guidance to SDG localization based on the partnership approach.