After two years of building momentum, mobilizing partners, and an elaborate design process, the Government of Kenya announced in 2017 at the UN General Assembly the establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform (SDGPP).
The Platform brings together leadership from Government, development partners, private sector, philanthropy, civil society, and academia to create diverse SDG accelerator windows to catalyze and unlock carefully selected private sector and philanthropic investments, partnerships and innovations to drive impacts in alignment with Government development priorities.
Primary Healthcare (PHC) has been the first window established to be a critical driver working with key stakeholders towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in line with the SDG3 framework, Kenya’s Big Four Agenda, and UHC roadmap.
In 2018, and under the leadership of the SDGPP co-chairs, Hon. Sicily Kariuki, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Health (MOH) in Kenya, H.E Kuti, Chair of the Council of Governors (COG) Health Committee and Governor of Isiolo County, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, the SDGPP Governance and Coordination structures have been enhanced, implementation accelerated, and resource and partnership base expanded.
The SDGPP has become a flagship programme under Kenya’s UNDAF 2018-20226 and the SDGPP Secretariat has finalized, in consultation with of all partners, a draft PHC window Programme Document including Theory of Change, M&E framework, and 5-Year Strategic Plan and Budget.
In line with the SDGPP PHC Window strategic plan, key milestones have been reached in 2018 towards the following three sub-outcomes:
- Enhanced institutional, organizational, and staff capacities at national and county government to advance public-private collaboration and innovation for PHC.
- Innovative financing mechanisms advanced in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for Health.
- Innovative solutions and partnerships catalyzed to strengthen PHC delivery
Since its establishment, the SDGPP has mobilized $5,800,000 financial and in-kind catalytic support from a range of multi-lateral, bilateral, philanthropic and private sector partners. 45% of this invaluable support is financing and 55% in-kind. $1,500,000, or 58% of this financing, is pooled and disbursed through its Multi-Partner-Trust-Fund (MPTF).
As a result of all, the Platform has received global recognition from UNDCO and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation as a best practice to accelerate SDG financing.
During 2019, the Platform will continue its work in supporting the implementation of the Primary Healthcare Window as well as in expanding its work into the subsequent windows aligning with the UNDAF 2018-2022 and the Government’s Big Four Agenda.
For more information, please see the full report attached below.
The content was originally posted on kenya.un.org
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The views expressed in the blog and the report attached are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. It is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.