A Development Cooperation Forum Special Policy Dialogue will take place on 23 April to discuss how the post-2015 development agenda can best draw upon the important contributions of philanthropic organizations to development
In collaboration with UNDP, the OECD Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), DESA is organizing this special ECOSOC event on the role of philanthropy in development cooperation.
Building on the first such meeting held in preparation for the 2012 DCF, the Dialogue will identify ways to scale up innovative approaches to philanthropic engagement in development cooperation through strategic partnerships with governments and other development actors.
The one-day meeting aims to generate inputs for the ongoing preparations for a post-2015 development agenda and for the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum. It will specifically inform DCF High-level Symposia on the renewed global partnership for development and on the future of international development cooperation in the post-2015 setting. A global e-discussion will precede the event.
The policy dialogue will bring practitioners from philanthropic organizations together with senior representatives from United Nations Member States, as part of an ongoing effort to encourage strategic partnerships and collaboration. All are invited to participate on 23 April.
The Special Policy Dialogue will take place one the day prior to the ECOSOC Partnerships event on “Partnering for innovation solutions for sustainable development” on 24 April, geared towards the theme of the 2013 annual ministerial review.
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