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SDG network expresses disappointment

The Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Network, Liberia, Mr. BlamoNimle, has expressed serious disappointment in officials of the Liberian Government for abandoning the Social Good Summit program.

Mr. Blamo claimed that the summit was intended for officials of the government to discuss on how technology could foster creative connections and new ideas to improve life for Liberian youths and students.
He spoke at the program marking a one-day event on the Social Good Summit held at the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) on Monday in Monrovia. He said they were not deterred by the absence of such officials from the summit, but follow-ups with such officials will be made on how more US$4m was spend on technology in Liberia and yet Liberians were not benefiting.

He emphasized that in order for Liberia to successfully implement the SDGs, there must be dialogue between government officials and civil society organizations. According to him, Goal 17 targets 8 of the Sustainable development Goals, calling for the operationalization of the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhancing the use of enabling technology and in particular, information and communication technology.

Meanwhile, a group of young adults will be trained in using both GIS tools through their SDG YAM application and paper based on the version of the SDG opportunity forms where necessary to gather SDG opportunities wherein people can volunteer to take action in their communities at NGO, CO, community and youth groups.

By Ethel A Tweh

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