In a bid to facilitate public-private efforts to achieve measureable outcomes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) have launched the Ghana Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable (GYER) on SDG’s.
This is aimed at ensuring that national achievement of the SDG’s are aligned with the global development strides.
Speaking at the launch of the GYER in Akosombo on Wednesday, the regional chair of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Volta and Eastern Region, Dela Gadzanku noted that the Roundtable Group would build a coalition of young business leaders to spearhead regional integration of SDGs into private sector growth strategies.
Part of the objectives of the Roundtable Group will be to heighten the public’s awareness of the relevance of inducing government’s sensitivity to SDG as well as to beef up the national drive toward sustained growth across major sectors of the economy.
“GYER will be Leveraging on the image and support of leading businesses, agencies and personalities to spearhead hubs of community-based activities as incremental steps toward addressing key aspects of the SDGs,” He said.
The Roundtable Group is managed by a multi-talented pool of successful and internationally recognized entrepreneurial young men and women who already contributing measurable quotas to the SDGs across different business sectors.
Gadzanku further stated that the Roundtable Group will exploit the talents of young steamrollers to serve as torchbearers who would “sound the bell”, increase public awareness and scan across the private sector to stir up enthusiasm to strategically place the country on a fast track toward achieving its set goals on SDGs.
“They will closely collaborate with the Government’s Advisory office on SDGs and other big players to increase the voice on tracking the unsung contributions of industry to attaining success points on SDGs,” he said.