GWP-CAf Supporting Six Countries in the SDG 6.5.1 Monitoring Process

Mindful of the SDG 6.5.1 reporting deadline of July 31st, GWP-CAf and its five CWPs have been fully engaged with country focal points to ensure that the ongoing monitoring and reporting process is conducted as per the UNEP guidelines.

To this effect, GWP-CAf held meetings with the focal point and some members of task force for SDG 6 .5.1 in Cameroon, Republic of Congo,Gabon, Central Africa Republic, and Sao Tome and Principe during which the process and key deliverables of the SDG 6.5.1 monitoring process were discussed to ensure common understanding by the teams.

SDG 6.5.1 report validation workshop planning meeting with the Gabon Team

Key constraints of the process as well as restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic were also discussed and measures put in place to address these concerns to ensure timely delivery of the national reports.

GWP-CAf and GWP-Cmr meeting with the Focal Point of SDG 6.5.1 in Cameroon

Subsequently, GWP Congo facilitated the second SDG 6.5.1 task force meeting for the Republic of Congo, while GWP-Cmr supported the focal point in hosting the first task force meeting for the country to brainstorm and agree on the strategy to be adopted in responding to the SDG 6.5.1 questionnaire.

SDG 6.5.1 taskforce meeting facilitated by GWP Congo

During the meeting, it was decided that the task force be divided into groups to respond to different sections of the questionnaire so that the process is faster in order for the country to meet up with the deadline.

SDG 6.5.1 task force meeting facilited by GWP-Cmr

So far, all six countries(Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, and Sao Tome and Principe) within the GWP-CAf network are on track to hosting consultation meetings in July with multi-stakeholders to validate the national SDG 6.5.1 reports, and meet the 31st July deadline for submission of reports to UNEP.