Brazilian Foundations Team Up to Lead SDG Implementation Efforts

Content Manager • 26 October 2017

Brazil was the eighth country to launch the Platform, which aims to deepen partnerships and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The meeting, held this month at Comunitas, a civil society organization, was a space for the Platform’s steering committee in Brazil to develop and expand sustainable development initiatives.

The meeting was attended by important organizations and local partners of the Platform; Roberto Marinho Foundation, TV Globo, GIFE, IDS, Instituto C & A, WINGS, Fundação Banco do Brasil, Fundação Itaú Social, and the Sabin Institute. Heather Grady, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and lead Advisor to the Platform was also present.

Throughout the meeting, participants had the opportunity to build integration and alignment strategies, and discuss the next steps to strengthen partner collaboration and analysis of co-investment opportunities. In addition, the activities carried out at the meeting seek to identify, through a systemic mapping, the most important challenges to reach the Agenda 2030 in Brazil and the leverage points for achieving the SDGs.

Led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), the Platform connects philanthropic foundations to data, knowledge, and networking to enable collaboration, leverage resources, and sustain impact generated by these organizations for sustainable development. The event was also supported by Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, the Brach Family Charitable Foundation and the UN Foundation.


Special thanks to Comunitas for providing multimedia content for this note. Originally published  here.