march 2018

mar19 - 20All DayStrengthening Global Partnership Initiatives’ Engagement Workshop(All Day) Bonn, GermanyEvent Type :Global Partnership

Event Details

The Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) directly contribute to two of the core functions of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC): they offer catalytic support to the implementation of the Busan commitments at country level, and they are a mechanism for exchanging knowledge and lessons learned on implementation of the development effectiveness principles. As such, GPIs contribute to the Global Partnership’s vision by directly implementing commitments and by generating evidence, policy-relevant lessons and innovative solutions.

Building on the experiences and lessons learned from the previous GPI Acceleration Workshop in 2016 in Barcelona, this workshop will bring together representatives from the 29 Global Partnership Initiatives, the Steering Committee and the Co-Chairs of the GPEDC. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge on the variety of fields where the GPIs conduct valuable work on effective development cooperation. The workshop will tackle questions such as the role of GPIs in reference to the Global Partnership and on how to encourage GPIs to further support implementation of the 2017-2018 program of work. It will offer opportunities to discuss the arrangements and mechanisms to make better use of knowledge provided by the GPIs and to harness synergies between the work of the GPIs and the working groups of the Global Partnership.

The meeting will take place on the eve of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development (March 21-23) in Bonn, Germany. The festival brings together the global community taking action to make the SDGs become reality and will provide further opportunities to exchange knowledge and meet actors from all fields that aim to foster effective development cooperation.

The organizers will be glad to assist with travel organization and accommodation in Bonn. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to let us know if we can be of help.

Additionally, please note that you can register for the Global Festival of Action here. Registering for the festival can facilitate the visa application process. The festival also provides information on accommodations in Bonn.


Please register your interest to attend the GPI workshop with (in copy to as soon as possible.  Prior to the event, you will receive a formal invitation.