The 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum was held on February 2, 2022 with the theme Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Forum brought together an array of different stakeholders to debate solutions and policies to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Transformative Partnerships 2030 was well represented at the ECOSOC Partnership Forum, with most of the team observing and participating through the online platform. The project was also included in a presentation at one of the official Forum sessions.
In the Partnership Exchange session "Experiences from partnering during the COVID-19 pandemic", Drs. Emily Clough and Graham Long of Newcastle University presented the results of a survey they conducted to help understand how voluntary initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) are supporting the implementation of the SDGs, the challenges they face, and the kinds of support that would prove most effective. The survey included questions submitted by the Transformative Partnerships 2030 team, whose project was introduced in the scholars' presentation.
The survey findings presented at the session revealed several interesting trends with important consequences for research on MSPs for sustainable development. Key findings include the following (results from the Transformative Partnerships 2030 team's questions are in bold):