SDGs – Philippines

Stakeholder’s Chamber

The Stakeholder’s Chamber is a venue to promote understanding, develop ownership, and facilitate the emergence of well-aligned partnerships for the achievement of the SDGs. This serves as a platform of engagement between government and non-government actors for better resource management and coordination of the SDG targets and goals.

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STAKEHOLDERS CHAMBER
ON THE SDGs!

Call for applications will be announced yearly. To know more about the guidelines for application, click the button below:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will we know that we are accepted as members of the Chamber?

All accepted members will:

  • receive an official acceptance letter:
  • attend briefing session:
  • sign and attend pledging session: and
  • receive a certificate of membership.
How many members does the Stakeholder’s Chamber have?

Currently, the chamber has 42 members, comprised of ten (10) member organizations for each Thematic Working Group (TWG); and two media partners.

How many representatives per organization?

We require one (1) permanent representative and two (2) alternate representatives.

Who is authorized as permanent representative?

The permanent representative should be:

  • assigned or recognized by Executives; and
  • have decision-making capacity to represent the organization’s position on sustainability issues that will be discussed at the Chamber meetings.

How long is the validity of each membership?

One year subject to annual assessment.

What is the basis for renewal?

Renewal is subject to performance evaluation at the end of the year based on:

  • attendance at organizational and/or TWG meetings; and
  • contributions to the Chambers’ agenda.
What are the Technical Working Groups?

The member organizations will be divided into four Thematic Working Groups:

  • Social
  • Environmental
  • Economic; and
  • Peace Security & Governance

The members are pre-assigned for the first year based on selection panel’s assessment of documents submitted and can be re-assigned upon renewal of membership.

What is the minimum output for the TWG?

One policy recommendation per TWG.

Can the Stakeholders’ Chamber members contribute to other Working Groups?

The members shall establish communities of practice and sharing of knowledge. Inputs to your TWG are a priority and participation on other TWGs is encouraged to foster camaraderie as we work toward our common goal of sustainable development.

How can we assist the TWG or the sector with which we are contributing?

The SDGs are interconnected and cross-cutting in nature, even if you are assigned to another TWG, you may still have an impact on other targets and indicators in each goal.

For non-members

Will the non-members be able to contribute as well?

Non-members of the Chamber can still contribute to the VNR by: i) providing comments to the draft VNR, to be posted in the NEDA SDG website; and ii) submitting their SDG best practices.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Facilitate partnership projects between non-government stakeholders and the government (through the Sub-committee on SDGs)
  2. Map and analyze stakeholders of SDGsand encourage organizations to identify “how they are helping” and “how they can help” in the achievement of the SDGs. 
  3. Assist in funneling non-government actions towards SDG-relevant initiatives through pledging sessions by non-government actors. By holding pledging sessions, members can articulate how they can contribute to Agenda 2030 achievement. 
  4. Setting and communicating clear engagement objectives, and creating an engagement design and plan;
  5. Hold quarterly meetings to discuss the current progress of stakeholder engagement and their implementation of SDGs, respond to feedback and, review and refine the design as well as implementation strategies. While it is recommended to hold a quarterly meeting, special meetings may be called when necessary. 
  6. Provide a forum for an exchange of experiences and best practices on the implementation of the SDGs across sectors and at local, regional, and national level. 
  7.  Consolidate inputs and feedback from different stakeholders through reports, program, and partnership recommendations and position statements for the consideration of the Sub-Committee on the SDGs.
  8. Support the government not only through SDG implementation but by
    1. creating public awareness and ownership of the SDGs, 
    2. holding learning sessions to government and non-government actors and; 
    3. recommending policies and plans on sustainable development. 

 

Activities & Events

Stakeholders' Briefing Session

Held on March 22 2022, the Briefing Session welcomed the newly accepted members of the Stakeholders' Chamber and introduced its roles and functions, as well as discussed upcoming updates and activities of the chamber.

Pledge of Commitment Ceremony

Stakeholders officially expressed their cooperation when they recited the Pledge of Stakeholders on the ceremony held on April 7, 2022. Members were inaugurated formally on this hybrid event and had the chance to meet their co-members.