MATCHING QUANTITY WITH QUALITY – How Multi-stakeholder Dialogue can Enhance Financing for Development

Published By UNNGOF |  July 9, 2015

As proactive supporters of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, the Governments of Uganda and Sweden along with the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), have co-organized a side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This side event will look at what works and what does not when this model is applied to the ground.

This side event will re-affirm the need for civil society’s role as independent development actors to be protected in line with what is envisioned in the Busan Partnership Agreement. It will also call for the improvement of international development finance mechanisms through inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level, mobilizing different actors with different roles and responsibilities under the leadership of developing country governments.

The discussions will aim to showcase multi-stakeholder approaches to development partnerships from the perspective of Uganda as Co-Chair of the Building Block on managing diversity and reducing fragmentation; Kenya as developing country; the Netherlands as GPEDC Co-Chair; Sweden as a donor government; national and global representatives from civil society (including CPDE’s Co-Chair); multinationals and the domestic private sector. It will highlight how inclusive dialogue can help enhance FFD through stronger coordination, knowledge sharing and national and global accountability efforts.

Expected Speakers include Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador-at-large for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands; Henry Banyenzaki, Minister for Economic Monitoring, Uganda; Henry Rotich, Minister of Finance, Kenya; Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation; Caroline Kariuki, CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance; Richard Ssewakiryanga, Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum; Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Global Head of Government Affairs B2G, Philips.

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