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.





HLM2 Side Events and Marketplace Exhibitions’ Deadline Extended

As host of the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, the Government of Kenya is inviting applications for side events and market place stalls for HLM2 (Nairobi, Kenya / 28th November – 1st December 2016). At the margins of main plenary sessions, the HLM2 side events will enable interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue on improving the effectiveness of development co-operation, and the HLM2 Market Place will provide space to showcase relevant programs, products and services, and share knowledge products on good practices and lessons learned in implementing effective development co-operation principles at national, regional and global levels.

Proposals should address one or more of the development effectiveness principles, issues related to one or more of the seven plenary sessions,  progress with country-level implementation or a Global Partnership Initiative.

Due to the limited number of side events and market place stalls at HLM2, interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit applications / proposals as soon as possible.

Once the call for applications has been closed, all applicants will be informed of the result of their application and selected candidates will be contacted to discuss further logistical and substantive information about their side event or market place exhibition.

To apply for Side Events, download and complete the Guidelines for Side Event Proposals and the Side Event Application Form and send to by 30 September 2016.

To apply for Market Place Exhibitions, download and complete the Guidelines for Market Place/Exhibitions and the Market Place Application Form and send to by 30 September 2016.

For more information about effective development co-operation principles, please click here.

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