Ahmedou Abdellah, Minister of Interior and Decentralization, Mauritania
Virgilio Levaggi, Director of Partnership and Field Support Department, ILO
Lise Korsten, Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa
Gabriel Cruz Santana, Mayor of Huelva, Spain
Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Chair of UCLG Working Group on Intermediary Cities
The LED approach boosts a strategic, integrated and transversal perspective emanating from locally driven partnerships. As such, it is relevant to (most) specific SDGs, and constitutes a potential framework for channelling their overall implementation at the local level, connecting different SDGs objectives and principles, and fostering linkages and complementarities as part of a coherent, multidimensional setting. The key elements linking LED and the localization of the SDGs are associated to the integrated, participatory and inclusive character of the approach, which is universal and at the same time flexible enough for being adjusted to different countries’ and local circumstances.