ACCELERATE RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 & FULLY IMPLEMENT THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SDGs (GENDER EQUALITY)
Globally, the 2019 COVID pandemic is one major setback most countries were saddled with, leaving a trail of lasting damage the world over. The impact of COVID-19 was felt in all sectors of the economy ranging from education, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, tourism, and the list goes on. Whilst people got infected, some died due to complications and other medical challenges, others recovered from the disease. Generally, countries are still on the verge of total economic recovery; I would not say the same for the countries that make up the African Continent. The impact of COVID 19 as anticipated for African continents was devastating and this was based on the inclinations of poor medical facilities, equipment, research, infrastructure, governance, and personnel but in reality, this continent suffered less from the pandemic; the pandemic only amplified existing issues. Notwithstanding, productivity dropped due to the inability and halt on man hours and the high cost of doing business for an organization that applied the work-from-home scheme using technology. The aftermath of the pandemic for other continents has been Africa’s pre-COVID-19 concerns. These concerns such as high rates of poverty, huge debts, inequality, bad government, graduate unemployability, poor data analytics on climate change and global warming, and more. These issues were part of the 2015 millennial development goals which were not fully implemented. The acceleration for recovery via the 2030 agenda for sustainable development has become the focus for all concerned and the desire for every continent is to fully implement and actualize these goals.
This paper will discuss and recommend one policy to enhance partnerships and stakeholder engagement to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. it will be ensuring full implementation and compliance of the agenda for sustainable development universally; accelerating the needed recovery from the pandemic as a globe.