The SDGChoupal is a collective community initiative of NITI Aayog, Dr Ambedkar International Centre, Ministry of Social Justice Govt. of India, MSME Govt. of India, NSIC, RIS, TERI, Nagrik Foundation (Philanthropy Arm of Dainik Bhaskar), UNHabitat, FICCI-ARISE India, CII India@75, WHO, UNESCAP, ONGC, GCNI in collaboration with other stake holders.
It is dedicated to support the national and state Governments, and institutions on advocacy and community engagement for SDG implementation in India. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that all 193 UN Member States, including India have committed to achieve between 2016 and 2030.
Based on the basic principle of engaging people with policy makers, the initiative endeavours to create awareness about the SDG Agenda, empower and inspire people across the communities to enable achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while generating political will, and help make the Goals attainable by 2030.
In our continuing mission to educate people about their role and responsibilities, and to make SDG Agenda a reality in India, NITI Ayog has been our inspiring partner since many years. The SDGChoupal is envisioned as 10-year continual programme and is launched at a time where critical SDG milestones are being evaluated at the international level. In September 2019, world leaders will be reviewing progress on the goals at the High-Level Political Forum and a number of key indicators will need to be met by 2020. As the global community approaches the ’10 years to go milestone’, now is the time for actors at every level to renew their commitments towards achieving the goals together.
With the proven policy tools, expertise and experience, NITI Aayog has been working on the Goals to ensure reaching the targets set out in the SDGs by 2030 through its national interventions. As the same cannot not be addressed alone, achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike. This initiative envisages to bring all stakeholders, Policy makers to Community members, at one platform for creating a positive understanding about the goals.
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Centre of Excellence Dr. Ambedkar International Centre for study, research, analysis and Policy making in the field of Socio-Economic Transformation. The main focus of the Centre will be to reduce Socio-political and economic inequalities by conducting rigorous and authoritative research is a lead ministry supporting the initiative.