About Us

Together 2030 is a global, action-oriented initiative aiming to generate and share knowledge on the implementation and accountability of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and project the voices of different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities of implementing this Agenda.

Together 2030 was set up in December 2015 as a self-organized civil society initiative to promote national implementation and track progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our Unifying Vision: The commitments of the 2030 Agenda are made a reality, with civil society contributing in a meaningful way.

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The Core Group

The initiative was started by the following organisations:

CEPEI (Colombia); Justice, Development and Peace CommissionJDPC Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria); Philippine Social Enterprise Network (Philippines); Save Matabeleland (Zimbabwe); Sightsavers (Global); World Vision (Global).

Terms of Reference – Together 2030 Core Group (December 2016)

Meet the Together 2030 Core Group

Aissata Ndiaye (Sightsavers, Global) Aissata Ndiaye is Global Advocacy Advisor at Sightsavers. She coordinates Sightsavers advocacy on SDG implementation at international level and ensures that Sightsavers’ work is rooted in the change it wants to see in social inclusion, inclusive education and eye health.  She also provides a link between the Sightsavers’ international advocacy and the advocacy work of country offices ; advising and supporting the effective delivery of Sightsavers’ country level advocacy initiatives as well supporting national Voluntary National Review process.

She has 15 years’ experience in influencing governments and co-ordinating key programme management processes working for international organisations such as Sightsavers, WaterAid UK and PLAN UK in London as well as local organisations such as “Village Pilote”(Senegal); strengthening capacity, and leading programmatic learning in health, inclusive education, social inclusion, good water and sanitation and child protection projects in 23 different countries. She lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.

Arelys Bellorini (World Vision, Global) is currently United Nations Representative (Child Rights and Sustainable Development) for World Vision in New York. Most recently, she led World Vision NY-engagement on the post-2015 development agenda. In addition, she manages the organization’s relations and partnerships with key UN agencies, in particular UNICEF as well as the inter-governmental relations and civil society partnerships.

Arelys Bellorini is a sociologist graduated from Columbia University in New York and holds Graduate degrees from New York University and the Nicaraguan National Autonomous University. She has led national programmes and strategies on the promotion and full realization of children rights in Nicaragua and at sub-regional and regional level in Latin America.

She has worked in Plan International, the Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation in Nicaragua, the Norwegian Agency for Cooperation Development, the Nicaragua Foreign Affairs Ministry, among others. She has managed national and local NGOs and has been a Professor on advocacy and multilateral organizations in her home country. Arelys Bellorini has also managed humanitarian programs and disaster risk reduction strategies at municipal and community level.

Busani Sibindi (Save Matabeleland, Zimbabwe) is a dynamic development and human rights activist with more than seven years’ experience in NGO programming, leadership, and management, with a particular focus on marginalized communities. The founding director of Save Matabeleland Coalition, a member of the Together 2030 Core Group, he also runs the SDG Digest. He is a board member of the International Institute for Global Leadership and has served at the YOCIC (Youth for a Child in Christ) board since 2007. He has coordinated various high-level programs locally and globally. He was the national coordinator of the Beyond 2015 campaign in Zimbabwe, and participated in the post-2015 UN Intergovernmental negotiations, having presented in sessions in New York. Busani is a 2016 Mandela – Washington Fellow (University of California Berkeley) under President Obama’s flagship program for Young African Leaders. Busani continues his work in sustainable development with a strategic focus on Goals 1, 10, 13, 16 and 17 through amongst many the National Coordination on the Implementation (NACOS 2030) and the #SDGSFOREVERYONE Project.

Gomer Padong (PhilSEN, Philippines) leads the Philippine Social Enterprise Network’s (PhilSEN) development cooperation and advocacy unit. He represents the Network in the United Nations Civil Society Advisory Committee, a 15-seat civil society platform to engage the Philippine UN country team on policy and strategy. He is also the focal person of the Social and Community Enterprises constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism, also a civil society platform for engagement across the UN system.

He served in the Beyond 2015 Executive Committee and was head of secretariat of Beyond 2015-Philippines. His competencies include training and facilitation, policy support and lobby, campaign management and advocacy, communications and partnership-building.

John Patrick Ngoyi (JDPC Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria) is the Director of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. JDPC is a grassroots based organization that sought adequate representation of  people’s voices in the outcome of the post 2015 processes through participation in the Beyond 2015 Campaign and its Executive Committee for 4 years. He is now committed to securing the implementation of the SDGs at the global, regional and national levels through the JDPC of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Africa and the African CSOs engaging the African Union on the post 2015 and the 2063 Agendas

Philipp Schönrock (Cepei, Colombia) is the Director of CEPEI, an independent, non-profit, data driven think tank, working through field based analysis and high-level advocacy to scale up the participation of Latin America and the Caribbean within the global development agendas.

For 2 years he was co-chairman of the Beyond 2015 campaign, a civil society global initiative for the negotiation of the 2030 Agenda. Currently, he is a member of the GPSDD and Together 2030 Boards. Recently, he was appointed to the academic committee of the UN World Data Forum. He represents CEPEI as a member of the Colombian Confederation of NGOs Board.

Core Group Documents

2017 Elections

Together 2030 and Core Group Documents

Core Group Meetings 


The International Secretariat

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Members of the Initiative

As of November 12 2019, 753 organizations have joined Together 2030 from around 109 countries. 72% of those are based in developing countries and around 28% in developed countries or are global organizations.

See the full list here: November  2019- Together 2030 Public List of Members

View T30 Membership Map – Updated in a full screen map