South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Emerging Opportunities for Think Tanks Consultation

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UNDP is organizing an informal mini-forum at the annual Global South-South Development Expo in Washington DC to explore the role of think tanks in the future of South-South Cooperation

South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Emerging Opportunities for Think Tanks Consultation

Building effective South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSC/TrC) requires fresh thinking and on-going dialogue from a wide-ranging policy community, of which global think tanks have always played a central role. UNDP is organizing an informal mini-forum at the annual Global South-South Development Expo in Washington DC to explore the role of think tanks in the future of South-South Cooperation (SSC) and enhance its engagement in the on-going global discussion on the future of SSC/TrC, by bringing to the fore the perspectives of think tanks, especially Southern institutions. The discussion aims to arrive at a common understanding of the next steps by identifying a number of priority topics for a joint research agenda for think tanks on SSC/TrC.

The first day of the mini-forum, 20 November, 2014 (3:30-6:00 p.m.), will be followed by a “Partnership Breakfast” the next morning, 21 November, 2014 (8:00-9:00 a.m.) to derive from the prior discussion priority topics for a common research agenda and facilitate networking among participants to explore potential for further research cooperation.

What: South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation - Emerging Opportunities for Think Tanks Consultation (Mini-Forum Session)
When: Day1: Thursday, 20 November, 2014, 3:30-6:00pm.
Where:     Delegates Lounge, Organization of American States, Washington D.C.

Who:Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Professor Ye Jiang, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Governance Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)
Mr. Arthur Muliro, Deputy Managing Director, Secretariat of the Society for International Development (SID)
Dr. Andre de Mello e Souza, Research Fellow, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil
Ms. Karin Vezquez, Think Tank Background Paper Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Moderator: Ms. Simona Marinescu, Chief, Development Impact Group, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, (UNDP)    

What: Partnership Breakfast and Wall of Ideas for Potential Joint Research
When: Day 2: Friday, 21 November, 2014, 8:00-9:00am.
Where: Main hallway/Coffee Break Table (first floor), Organization of American States, Washington D.C.
Who: Think tanks representatives and all first day participants.
Moderator: Ms. Xiaojun Grace Wang, South-South Cooperation Lead Advisor, Bureau for policy and Programme Support, UNDP

General information on GSSD 2014 can be found at: http://ssc.undp.org/content/ssc/services/expo/2014/register.html

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