Public Private Engagement in the Global Partnership: Fit for Partnering?

The untapped potential of public-private engagement for development presents a need to develop innovative modalities for effective development partnerships. Recognising this need, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation hosted, “Public Private Engagement in the GPEDC: Fit for Partnering?” at the European Development Days in Brussels on 7 June 2017. The session presented key outcomes from the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership in Nairobi. A multi-stakeholder panel discussed incentives for the private sector to engage in partnerships with other development actors such as governments, civil society and academia, among other important questions.

The session was jointly organised by the Global Partnership, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Co-operation and Development, DEVCO.

Read the summary of the session here.

Bangladesh and Canada host Global Partnership side event at 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Watch the event recording here. Read a summary report of the side event here.

The Importance of Country-Level Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in a Changing Development Landscape:
Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Side Event at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

 Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Japan Society, Murase Room
333 E. 47th St. (in between 1st and 2nd Ave.), New York
Light refreshments will be served.

Hosted by the governments of Bangladesh and Canada under the auspices of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, and drawing on the experience of countries in establishing and operationalising country-level, multi-stakeholder partnership platforms, the event will provide a space to reflect on the critical importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to development. Specifically, the event will encourage dialogue around the opportunities and challenges of using multi-stakeholder platforms at the country level, inviting a range of development actors to share their experiences in this area.

The objectives of this side event are to:

  • Demonstrate the impact of multi-stakeholder partnerships at the country, regional and international levels for effective development co-operation and achievement of the SDGs;
  • Share concrete examples of challenges, solutions and lessons learned at country level in using multi-stakeholder partnerships for development; and
  • Discuss how country-level platforms for multi-stakeholder dialogue can play an instrumental role in strengthening partnerships for development at the country level.

The event will feature initial remarks by panelists from governments, civil society and the private sector, followed by interactive discussion with attendees. Speakers include:

  • Mr. Joshua Mugodo, Director, Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya
  • Mr. Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Permanent Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance,
    Government of Bangladesh
  • Amb. Michael Grant, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
  • Ms. Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President of Public-Private Partnerships at MasterCard
  • Ms. Patricia Blankson Akakpo, Programme Manager NETRIGHT Ghana and Co-Chair of the CSO Partnership
    for Development Effectiveness
  • Moderator: Mr. Michael O’Neill, Assistant Secretary General and Director, UNDP Bureau of External
    Relations and Advocacy

Please click here to download the side event flyer for additional information.