INTERATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP
Focused Points for ING Meeting Organizers and Participants Consideration and Appropriate ACTION – Part 2
We at NEHAP / ISPE / EAG commend all on UN Member States, UN System including WBG and IMF and MGoS sides working towards Design and Delivery of Global Goals – AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome and Agenda 21; Aligned and Harmonized with National Development Plans, NDPs that can achieve Vision Ambitions by 2030. Giant Strides have been made but much more remains to be done. The starting point is recognition by Governments, Stakeholders and UN Family Organization that What questions have been over-answered and that How questions need to be more Professionally tackled and in ways that bring Whole of World Thinking to Bear towards the Sustainable Solutions to Whole of World problems. To achieve this IGN Meetings need to better address the following Focused Points set out in this 2 Part Supporting Papers Series. In Part 2:-
1. Capacity 2030
Design and Delivery of Revolution 2030 and Solidarity 2030 that will be successful on sustainable basis greatly depends of finding correct answers to How questions, fully implement these answers and effectively monitor and evaluate this implementation greatly depends on Design and Delivery of Capacity 2030 to address Individual Capacity issues of Demand and Supply of Hard Competences: Learning and Skills and Soft Competencies: Character, Courage and Mindset; Institution Capacity Issues and Society Capacity Issues from Village to Global levels.
2. Solidarity 2030
Design and Delivery of Revolution 2030, Solidarity 2030 and Capacity 2030 that will be successful on sustainable basis greatly depends on Design and Delivery of Solidarity 2030; Village to Global Solidarity Mechanism that help bridge Gap between Political Leadership we need and Political Leadership we have from Village to Global levels.
This Part 2 complements points made in Part 1 in this IGN Meetings Supporting Papers Series. If practical answers are to be found to How questions and in ways that help achieve all Goals and Targets in revised AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, ECOSOC Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc aligned and harmonized with National Development Plans, NDPs’ in each UN Member State, Policy Makers and Decision Makers on UN Member States, UN System and MGoS sides need to take ownership of ideas and suggestions harvested from Global Consultations and RUN with them in the Common Interest and Common Future of all Humanity, particularly the over 2 Billion Poor in both Developed and Developed Countries that they are serving.
GSDP Report 2016 – Institutionalizing One Worldwide Approach
We observe that in ongoing preparation of GSDP Report 2016, there is only One How question in Chapter 1 and No How question in remaining Chapters 2 - 5. that all remaining questions in Chapters 1 - 5 are What questions with the exception of a single Which question in Chapter 5.
Our observation is that more than enough has been said on What questions, that NEHAP / ISPE / EAG is the ONLY Institution in our World today not only setting out clear answers to How questions but also has the most Advanced One Worldwide Approach that meet minimum standard to DELIVER on the One Worldwide Approach Recommendation of SG Synthesis Report released 4 December 2014 and that for as long as clear, sound and practical answers are not found to How questions the GSDR Report 2016 will like its predecessors contribute little of nothing towards to sustainable solutions to real and complex National and International Development Cooperation problems on the ground in each of the 193 UN Member States.
GSDP Report 2016 could make more significant contribution towards supporting UN Member States, UN System and MGoS Policy Makers, Decision Makers and their Village to Global Partners to achieve increasing convergence between Global Goals Vision Intention and Reality in each Community in each UN Member State, if the Report help Institutionalize One Worldwide Approach Recommendation of SG Synthesis Report 2014.
HLPF Retreat 23 – 24 February 2016 Consultation
We urge the Organizers and Participants in the 23 – 24 February Retreat preparatory to the UN April Retreat and all other IGN Meetings Organizers and Participants, Organizing and Participating in IGN Meetings between now and the UN April Retreat to please recognize that there can be No Development without Peace; No Peace without Justice and No Justice without Corruption Free Society.
In view of the above, we urge the six GA Committees, UNGA, UN Security Council, UNCEB, OPGA, EOSG, ECOSOC, HLPF, UNDESA, FfD Office, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNEP, UNFPA, FAO, WHO to rework their respective Agenda to ensure each UN Entity record better deliver on the How within its Vision, Mission and Mandate. This will certainly encourage UN Member States and MGoS Entities to do the same.
Please find extracts of Book on How to Lobby by Felxi Dodds and Michael Struss
"Business as usual, government as usual, and perhaps even protest as usual are not giving us the progress needed to achieve sustainable development. Lets see if we can't work together to find better paths forward."
Former Strategic Director for Greenpeace
It will be recalled that this is Business Unusual Approach that is Integral Part of One Worldwide Approach is Major Recommendation of SG Synthesis Report December 2014. Had this and remaining Recommendations in this important SG Report been fully implemented in 2015, would AAAA July 2015, SDG September 2015 and COP21 Outcome Document December 2015 not have been Vision and Words with ACTION?
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!"
Joel Arthur Barker
President of Infinity Limited
There should be no more delay converting AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21 that is Vision and Words without Action into revised AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21 etc aligned and harmonized with NDPs that is Vision and Words with Action.
Hard Law and Soft Law
..... perhaps it would be useful to understand that the difference in general is between soft law (e.g. Declarations and Plans of Action) and hard law (e.g. Conventions). Hard law means that a government can potentially be held accountable for the [in]action while soft law is aspirational.
The current free wheel approach to Global Goals is unhelpful. There should be clear distinction between Hard Laws and Soft Laws and there should be clear mechanism for promulgation and enforcement of these Laws and in ways that effectively cover all Action Agenda Items in revised AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, Agenda 21 etc aligned and harmonized to NDPs in each of the 193 (over 300) UN Member States.
One Nationwide / Worldwide Approach
Answers to UNSDS 2015 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, Data Revolution, Synthesis Report where questions (including what and why questions) and How questions at Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global levels need to be found through:-
1. Orientation Workshops
2. Management Surveys
3. Financial Surveys
4. Engineering Surveys
5. Desk Analysis of Reports – Conference and Study
for Headquarters Management and each Strategic Business Unit in each UN Member State, UN System including WBG and IMF and MGoS Entity, processed into Community, Country, Regional and Global Master Plans with ACTION setting out Priorities, Direction, Sequence and Pace of Action Agenda Items in revised AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, ECOSOC Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc aligned and harmonized with NDPs’ required to achieve National and Global Goals and Targets in all its ramifications as specific to each Constituency at Local, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global levels:-
1. Planning Side – Research, Planning and Data
2. Implementation Side – Implementation
3. Evaluation Side – Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment
4. Learning Side – Learning and Results
5. Accountability Side – Transparency, Accountability and Citizen and Stakeholder Participation.
within One Nationwide / Worldwide Approach to Sustainable National and International Development Cooperation.
Front End / Back End
Where the above Workshops and Surveys present Front End of Reforms, the following Initiatives will be the Back End and where these Initiatives present Front End the Workshops and Surveys will be Back End:-
1. One Nationwide / Worldwide Approach with Local Context
2. Consultative Research Management
3. Development Research Management
4. Correct Diagnosis, Prescription, Surgery and Recovery Management
5. Policy, Program, Project Intervention and Policy, Program, Project Intervention Training as One
6. Re-establish existing Institutions / Ventures
7. Establish new Institutions / Ventures
8. Communication for UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome, SDG, AAAA, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, Synthesis Report etc Management
9. Country Led Evaluation System Management
10. Standards Management
11. Sanctions Management
12. Celebration Management
1. NEHAP/ ISPE / EAG have no power or intention to force any individual, institution or government to accept its international development cooperation solutions.
2. No one individual, institution or government anywhere in our world today has all the answers to all of UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, etc How questions
3. Correct answer to UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, HLPF Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc How questions cannot be found in Desk Work - conferences, consultations and research driven by talking and thinking.
4. Correct answer to UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc How questions can only be found in Desk Work - conferences, consultations and research and Field Work – theory, practice and partnership driven by action and accomplishment that is inclusive and effectively connect each community in each of 193 Member States to UN Headquarters New York.
5. Current AAAA, SDG, COP21 processes each has flaws and failures arising from technical errors and mistaken priorities from village to global levels that need to be immediately corrected.
6. Current Attitude and Behaviour of most Village to Global Stakeholders on both State Actors and Non State Actors fall below minimum certain levels required to find correct answer to UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc How questions, full implement these answers with effective monitoring and evaluation of this implementation in ways that achieve Global Goals by 2030 target date.
7. Current effort at answering UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc How questions is at least one year behind. Renewed effort is required if lost ground is to be covered and if each community in each of 193 Member States is to accelerate on path to achieving Global Goals by 2030 Target date.
8. Each day Decision Makers in each UN Family Organization Entity, 193 Member States and concerned Non State Actors sides delay or deny adopting or adapting existing sound answers to UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome, Agenda 21, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc How questions is one day too long. Allowed to continue, the ultimate consequences for our fragile planet could be catastrophic.
Acid Test of Credibility
The implication of holding UNSDS 2015 after adoption of SDG on 25 September 2015, is that what World Leaders have adopted is SDG that is Vision and Words without Action and what UNSDS 2015 seek to achieve is ways and means of converting current AAAA and SDG into new AAAA and SDG that is Vision and Words with Action.
The outcome of UNSDS 2015, is that in failing to answer SDG How questions, the SDG remain Vision and Words without Action. If the conversion of the SDG to Vision and Words with Action is not achieved without delay, it will be an uphill task for World Leaders to deliver on their promise to achieve SDG by 2030. Failure to deliver on this promise, the ultimate consequences for stakeholders in our fragile Planet could be catastrophic.
The acid test of credibility of SDG, AAAA, Agenda 21, COP21 etc is how each delivers:-
1. Better Domestic and International Trade in each of 193 Member States.
2. Better Financing – Equity, Loan and Grant for all particularly the Poor
3. Better War on Corruption and Terrorism and
4. Better Environmental Sustainability.
New Thinking, New Ideas, New Ways of Doing Things etc
The only way World Leaders can deliver on their promise during the adoption of SDG is to improve Cohesion, Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation, Solidarity and Accountability in the design and delivery of mutual support mechanism that help each of the 193 Member States to pass this acid test of credibility of the SDGs.
To achieve this, the 193 (over 300) Member States jointly and severally must demonstrate and be seen to demonstrate:-
1. Willingness to accept new ideas, new thinking, new ways of doing things
2. Willingness to establish new coordination, new collaboration, new cooperation, new solidarity, new accountability and new partnership
3. Readiness to accept past flaws, past failures, past drawbacks, past shortcomings and past hindrances
4. Readiness to build bridge between lessons learning and lessons forgetting, create learning organization and create learning society
5. Readiness to create Demand for Planning – Research, Planning, Data as basis for creating Supply for Planning – Research, Planning, Data
6. Readiness to create Demand for Implementation as basis for creating supply for Implementation
7. Readiness to create Demand for Evaluation – Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment as basis for creating Supply for Evaluation – Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment
8. Readiness to create Demand for Accountability – Transparency, Accountability, Citizen / Stakeholder Participation as basis for creating Supply for Accountability – Transparency, Accountability, Citizen / Stakeholder Participation
9. Readiness to create Demand for Learning – Learning and Result as basis for creating Supply for Learning – Learning and Result
10. Readiness to accept One Nationwide / Region wide / Worldwide 3PCM – Policy, Program, Project Cycle Management Approach and Methodology to Sustainable Benefits focused National and International Development Cooperation Policy, Program, Project Intervention, 3PI and 3PI Training as One in each Action Agenda Item in each of the 17 SDGs applicable to specific context – Village to Global in each of the 193 (over 300) Member States
Revised AAAA and SDG etc Village to Global Capacity Building
The above fundamental issues of Willingness and Readiness need to be complemented by fundamental issues of Ability – Capacity Building; Ability – Resources and Invitation – Mandate within National and Global Platform. Resources include: Influence, Science, Technology, Innovation, Fund, Manpower, Spiritual, Land and Water. There are more than enough Resources to achieve all 17 SDGs in each of the 193 Member States if World Leaders can get Capacity Building Right in each of the 193 Member States.
Capacity Building should be on three levels:-
1. Individual – Hard Competences: Learning and Skills and Soft Competences: Character, Courage and Mindset
2. Institution / Government – Processes, Procedures, Systems, Operations that empower Individuals to operationalize in practice Competences they acquire through formal and informal education and training to help achieve increasing convergence between Institution / Government Vision, Mission and Mandate Intention and Reality.
3. Society – Political and Cultural; Economic and Financial; Social and Environmental; Peace and Security; Religious and Moral Space that empower Individuals and Institutions to Thrive in the work towards achieving Institution / Government Vision, Mission, Mandate Intention and Reality with or without chaos.
Working Together To Benefit Together
To help ensure World Leaders deliver on promise to achieve SDGs’ by 2030, we suggest relevant UN and Non UN authorities undertake critical review of this and earlier Papers, Policy Briefings and Articles. Should its assessment confirm that indeed the Papers, Policy Briefings and articles have many good ideas and pertinent suggestions, which adopted by UNGA, HLPF, ECOSOC, UN Security Council, 193 Member States Governments and Partners – Village to Global can help achieve increasing convergence between AAAA and SDG Vision and Words with Action Intention and Reality in each Community in each Local Government in each of 193 Member States, we suggest these UN and Non UN authorities consider taking the following specific action steps:-
1. Endorse the Papers, Policy Briefings and Articles and request UNDESA or UNNGLS to circulate the endorsed Papers, Policy Briefings and articles to all World Leaders, 193 (over 300) Member States and other AAAA and SDG Stakeholders.
2. Underline need for Integrated Sustainable Solutions – Political Solutions, Cultural Solutions, Economic Solutions, Financial Solutions, Social Solutions, Environment Solutions, Peace Solutions, Security Solutions, Religious Solutions and Moral Solutions; to Design and Delivery of each Action Agenda Item in AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, HLPF Retreat Outcome etc applicable to specific Village to Global location context.
3. Urge all World Leaders, 193 (over 300) member States and other AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document etc Stakeholders to recognize that Political Solutions is Master Key to unlocking remaining 9 Integrated Sustainable Solutions.
4. Urge UNGA, HLPF, ECOSOC, UN Security Council to each pass resolution calling on each of the 193 (over 300) Member States to adopt recommendations in the Papers, Policy Briefings and Articles and go further to establish immediately National Integrated Economic Reform Program, NIEReP for the implementation and evaluation of domesticated AAAA, SDG and COP21 Outcome Document etc Vision and Words with Action, aligned with National Development Plan through National Reform Bureau working with Reform Implementation Unit in each Ministry, Department and Agency in each of the 193 (over 300) Member States, whose activities are coordinated by Steering Committee on Reform and National Council on Reform within complimentary Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global Master Multi Stakeholder Partnership Platforms.
If SDG, AAAA, COP21 Outcome Document, HLPF Retreat Outcome Document etc Vision Ambitions are to be achieved and on schedule date, Village to Global Stakeholders need to Work Together to Benefit Together.
Do World Leaders, UNDESA, EOSG, UNGA, ECOSOC, HLPF and Partners recognize that correct answer to all AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, ECOSOC Retreat Outcome, HLPF Retreat Outcome Document, Agenda 21, FAO Conference on Hunger and Poverty Action Plan etc How questions lie in the DOING? That without immediately:-
1. Appointing Reform Adviser and Global Coordinating Consultant on AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, HLPF Retreat Outcome Document etc Policy Coherence, Coordination, Collaboration and Cooperation for Sustainable Development, P4CSD to UNGA, ECOSOC, UN Security Council and HLPF and Partners
2. Selecting One Worldwide Approach
3. Establishing Mater Multi Stakeholder Platform, MSP and MSPs for each Action Agenda item Village to Global, VtG
4. Establishing Multidisciplinary Professionals Community of Practice on Poverty Elimination and Environmental Sustainability as VtG Platform for all relevant existing and new Disciplines
5. Addressing issues of Trust, Silos, Honesty, Thinking, Solidarity, Attitude, Behaviour, Communication etc VtG
6. Connecting each Community in each Local Government in each of the 193 (over 300) Member States to UN Headquarters New York
7. Establishing VtG Mechanism for Correct Diagnosis, Prescription, Surgery and Recovery Management
8. Establishing VtG Policy, Program, Project Interventions, 3PIs and 3PIs Training as One
9. Establishing VtG Mechanism for Ownership, Harmony, Alignment, Accountability, Transparency, Transformation, Leadership, Learning, Results and Participation (Citizens and Stakeholders), OH2A2T2LRP
10. Establishing VtG Mechanism for Policy Coherence, Coordination, Collaboration and Cooperation for Sustainable Development, P4CSD
11. Establishing VtG Mechanism for Master Collaborative Research Support Program, CRSP for each Action Agenda Item
It will be uphill task achieving increasing convergence between UNSDS 2015 Outcome, ECOSOC Retreat 2 Outcome, AAAA, SDG, COP21 Outcome Document, HLPF Retreat Outcome Document, Agenda 21, FAO Conference on Hunger and Poverty etc Vision Intention and Reality. If these Visions are not achieved by 2030 Target date, the ultimate consequences for our Fragile Planet could be catastrophic.
About ISPE / EAG
Lanre and colleagues have for over twenty years made great sacrifices, demonstrated uncommon zeal and exceptional patriotism in continuing constructive engagement of relevant sub-national, national and international stakeholders, to jointly focus on comprehensive systemic solutions to our real and complex national political, economic, social, security, cultural and religious problems on the ground.
International Society for Poverty Elimination, ISPE, Volunteer Organization, is a Member of Economic Alliance Group, EAG. Some other EAG Members include:-
1. AR & Associates Limited, Strategy and Development Cooperation Consulting Firm – Research, Planning, Statistics, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment, Learning, Results, Advocacy.
2. EAG - CLEAR, Centre for Learning in Evaluation and Results, Evaluation Organization
3. EAG - CDPM, Centre for Development Policy Management, Research Organization
4. EAG – FTS / FFS, Farmers Training School / Farmer Field School, Food and Agriculture Organization
5. EAG – ETS / EFS, Enterprise Training School / Enterprise Field School, Entrepreneurship Development Organization
6. EAG – PSA / PSE – Public Service Academy / Public Service Exchange, Public Administration Organization
EAG is neutral in promoting and protecting Sub-national, National and International Development Cooperation. EAG work towards supporting Developed Countries Governments; Developing Countries Governments; International Institutions / International Foundations / Donors; Organized Communities – Neighbourhood to Global; Media – National and International to JOINTLY Build National and Global Collective ACTION for achieving Increasing Convergence between National and Global Development Cooperation Goals and Targets Intention and Reality and on schedule dates.
The core business of the Group is the provision of Services for Strategic Management of Complex National or International or both National and International Development Change Processes under Blended Volunteer Services and Commercial Services Arrangement.
AR has been in business since 1993 but registered in Nigeria in 1995. ISPE has been in business operating as Economic Alliance International (EAI) since 2002 but registered in Nigeria in 2007. EAG – CLEAR; EAG – CDPM; EAG – FTS; EAG – ETS; EAG – PSA are for now domiciled in AR.
EAG has in the past 25 years spent over US$3 Million (N1.2 Billion) to Develop the 3PCM Approach as well as its National and Global Development Cooperation Practical Solutions under Blended Volunteer Services and Commercial Services Arrangement within which we provided the Nigeria Federal Government alone Consultancy Services worth over UK Pounds 10 Million (N6 Billion) Free of Charge. This is Evidence that we do not have purely Commercial Interest but are Motivated by Service to Humanity as the Best Work of Life, hence two of our Slogans – Let Us Work Together to Benefit Together and …Building a Brighter Future as we Configure our World.
In this Paper and earlier Papers we have raised serious issues of serious business that deserve the serious attention of World Leaders, 193 Member States, UN Family Organization and Partners from Village to Global levels. Each day delay in addressing these fundamental issues is one day too long.
Our World has enough Resources to meet the needs of its over 7 Billion People. Our World does not have enough Resources to meet the GREED of over 7 Billion People. However, these Resources remain unlocked potential if there is no new thinking, new ideas and new ways of doing things and if Policy Makers and Decision Makers on UN Member States, UN Family Organization and MGoS sides do not individually and collectively accept Village to Global Solidarity is essentially for finding sustainable solutions to real and complex World problems on the ground from Village to Global levels.
We strongly urge concerned authorities in the UN System, 193 (over 300) Member States, UN System including WBG and IMF and MGoS sides to individually and jointly recognize that without facing new direction and adopting new priorities; without adopting Business Unusual doing new things in new ways, the expected new Results will remain Mirage.
We urge World Leaders, UN Family Organization Executives and MGoS Executives to consider stopping ongoing searching for Sustainable Solutions exist.
1. How To Lobby by Felix Dodds and Michael Struss 2003
2. Select ISPE/EAG Working Papers
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