The Triple Helix Summit

Kenya was among the 189 United Nations Member States and International Organizations that endorsed the Millennium Declaration of the Year 2000 in New York. The Declaration led to the adoption of the eight time-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. Globally, they helped to steer development cooperation, increased mutual accountability and mobilized support from all development actors and practitioners.

Kenya’s progress towards the attainment of the MDGs targets realized mixed results. The country managed to reduce the population living below the poverty line from 52.3 per cent in 2000 to 45.2 per cent in 2009. On universal primary education, the net enrolment rates improved to 95.9 per cent in 2013. The number of pupils completing the primary course rose to 83.2 per cent as compared to 57.7 in 2000. Although the proportion of under one year olds immunized rose to 85 per cent, the country continues to lose 74 infant for every 1,000 live births. The rate of maternal mortality was 488 for every 100,000 live births higher that the continental average

Many concluded that Global and Kenya in particular implementation of the MDGs could have been improved. Some of the main reasons for this were that there was insufficient leadership and coordination of the various sectors working in silos, late acceleration of the attainment of MDGs, and insufficient multi sectorial approach in their delivery among others. This includes national and county governments, civil society actors, and international development actors including the UN bodies, bilateral and multilateral government development partners and large and small international development NGOs. These lessons informed the approach and the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Triple Helix Summit will seek to catalyze the overall attainment of the SDGs. The scale and ambition of the SDGs requires a paradigm shift in Global Partnership to ensure their achievement. The Summit proposes the use of a Quadra Helix approach that incorporates the Governments, the private sector, Civil Society and the Academia in exploring the use of ICT and Data in accelerating the attainment of SDGs

Summit Outcome

Developed and launched a Quadra Helix SDGs acceleration roadmap.

In order to achieve the above outcome, the following outputs will need to be achieved:

  1. Identified 5 key indicators per goal and established 2030 targets
  2. Developed performance score card, tracking and reporting framework for the five SDGs
  3. Implemented the 5 goals in 9 SDGs Counties of Excellence in a Quadra Helix approach
  4. Mapped out Stakeholders, established partnerships and a coordination framework using the    multi sectoral approach
  5. Sensitized and advocated for the implementation of the SDGs
  6. Customized/Localized SDGs
  7. Mobilized resources for the SDGs acceleration roadmap
  8. Conducted capacity building for SDGs for key delivery institutions
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