The Nexus of Resident’s Participation and Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia

Abd Rahman, Dr. Farah Adilla and Mohd Yusof, Mohd Idham (2020) The Nexus of Resident’s Participation and Localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia. In: ICSSED 2020, 4-5 August 2020, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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The Local Agenda 21 (LA21), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been the focus of Malaysia’s sustainable development initiatives. Its success, particularly in the case of local government as the third level of governance, depended on the active and meaningful participation of its wide range of stakeholders. With the abundance of planning and programs underway, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) has called for the localization of SDGs in the country. It requires political and non-political commitments with its nexus on community participation, especially from the residents at the local level. By referring to the United Nations’ (UN) official reports on SDGs progress and Voluntary National Review (VNR), this paper aimed to identify the Malaysian government strategies and efforts towards localization of SDGs and its current progress. Additionally, through qualitative findings, this paper also attempts to discover the residents’ participation in supporting the LA21 and SDGs related program implementation at three local governments in Malaysia. The findings showed that the Malaysian government is on the right path in intensifying the SDGs localization, and there are SDGs related programs implemented at the local level. However, further studies need to be conducted to explore its current progress and underlying challenges that hampered an active SDGs localization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable development goals localization residents’ participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 09:53

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