The IPC-IG and socialprotection.org participate in the Global South-South Development Exposition 2016
The Centre will present its study on strengthening the institutional capacities of African governments in monitoring the SDGs via South-South cooperation
Brasília, 31 October 2016 –The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the online platform socialprotection.org will attend the eighth annual Global South-South Development Exposition 2016 (GSSD Expo 2016), which opens today in Dubai, UAE, and lasts until 3 November. With the theme ”South-South Cooperation: Towards Innovation, a Roadmap for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, this year’s edition of the GSSD highlights successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) that contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In this light, IPC-IG Senior Project Officer Mariana Balboni joined the panel Solution Forum 11: “Research on SSC in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, on 2 November. This session officially launched the findings of research studies on priority topics related to South-South Cooperation (SSC) and Triangular Cooperation (TrC), selected and conducted by think tanks from the Global South, and identify topics for future research. Ms. Balboni presented the Centre’s work on strengthening the institutional capacities of African governments in monitoring the SDGs via SSC. She also presented the work of the online platform dedicated to social protection, socialprotection.org. It is an unbranded, interactive online hub which hosts contributions from individuals, multi- and bilateral agencies, non-governmental organisations, researcher centres, academia and government bodies to foster South-South learning on social protection.
The event is being hosted by the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, on behalf of the United Arab Emirates Government. It is being organised by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in partnership with more than 20 United Nations (UN) agencies and partners. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is coordinating solution forums to gather support towards SSC and TrC.
As a platform for the systematic highlighting of development solutions at the global and regional levels, the GSSD was endorsed by the UN General Assembly Member States through the Nairobi Outcome Document, during the last High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009.
Article by Denise Marinho dos Santos