Making multi-stakeholder partnerships work beyond 2015

ECOSOC_partnershipsECOSOC will hold a special event on “Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Making them work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at  UN Headquarters on 27 February.

The half day meeting will feature two panel discussions: the first, moderated by Mr. Raj Kumar, Co-Founder and President of Devex, will aim to highlight examples of partnerships that have been successful, including especially from the viewpoint of mechanisms for their monitoring and review.

Confirmed speakers include Ms. Kathy Bushkin Calvin, CEO of UN Foundation, Mr. Martin Hiller, Director General of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and Ms. Martha Herrera, Head of Global Social Responsibility of CEMEX.

The second discussion, to be moderated by Mr. Michael Shank, Climate Nexus’ Director of Media Strategy, will consider ways in which partnerships could best be aligned to the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including how and where it should be done and ways to measure results. Speakers on the panel will include Dr. Klaus Leisinger, Founder and President of the Global Values Foundation, Professor Frank Biermann of VU Amsterdam University and Ms. Hesphina Rukato, Founding Director of the Centre for African Studies.

It is hoped that the main proposals and recommendations coming out of the event’s discussions will help provide parameters for a possible framework for reviewing and evaluating partnerships in the Post-2015 period.

For more information: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)