RACI launched the first Digital Platform for SDG for Civil Society projects in Argentina

PLATAFORMA ODS (https://plataforma-ods.org) is the first space that makes visible the projects of all the social organizations of Argentina and its contribution to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Argentine Network for International Cooperation (RACI) with the support of the United Nations in Argentina and Cablevision-Fibertel launched a digital tool allowing to visualize which and how many Civil Society Organizations in Argentina are currently working on the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), outlined from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event was held in the Auditorium of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for Argentina, and Uruguay was attended by Tamar Hahn, Director of the United Nations Information Center; Guillermo Correa, Executive Director of RACI and Mariana Giacumbo, Manager of External Communications of Cablevision-Fibertel.

With more than 100 active projects, the interactive platform offers an opportunity of visibility mainly for the Third Sector, allowing the same organizations to carry their projects, classifying them according to the SDG to which they contribute, their geographical location in the country, the type of organization running, and the targeted population. As such, “Plataforma ODS” is a reliable source of information for the public, private and academic sectors.

“RACI works unceasingly in strengthening the Third Sector and in generating productive and sustainable alliances that contribute to development,” said Correa at the launch event, adding that ” ‘Platform ODS’ is a tool where the public sector, the private sector and Civil society will be able to support and leverage when seeking allies in all regions of the country according to different themes, thus creating synergies.

According to Hahn, “the project carried out by RACI is, for us United Nations, a very valuable contribution to improving coordination between civil society organizations, public and private sectors, using information and communication technologies. Communication (ICT)”.

“We know that the platform will be a success in Argentina, and we hope to serve other countries in the region and in the world,” the representative of the UN concluded.

At the moment of his intervention, Giacumbo stated that “since the beginning of our commitment to the community, at Cablevision-Fibertel we work to strengthen the technological capabilities of organizations.”

“The platform is a great first step that has the potential to generate new alliances in pursuit of the UN agenda by 2030, to encourage support for more vulnerable sectors or geographies with hard information, and the possibility of replicating and scaling up development towards other types of organizations and other countries in the region” Giacumbo concluded. The “Plataforma ODS” project; implemented by RACI, is part of the Voluntary National Review that Argentina presented during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, United States, on the last 17th of July 2017. This meeting reviewed partial implementations in the countries that volunteered to show the work they have been doing since the approval of the New Global Development Agenda.