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A study on "Enhancing Management Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation" [pdf here] commissioned by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and JICA, and authored by SSO member Karin Costa Vazquez, was launched at the 2013 Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi.
The study [pdf] tackles a number of management challenges in South-South and Triangular Cooperation as well as the sharing of concrete measures taken by their practitioners. Based on 6 practical case studies, the study focusses on
Picking up the energy of the Bali High-Level Meeting on Knowledge Hubs, held in Bali (Indonesia) in July 2012, a new Community of Practice is providing a learning space around how to institutionalize knowledge exchange.
Experts and practitioners from around the world will discuss institutional and operational aspects of knowledge hubs. Ideas, analysis and solutions will be exchanged around hands-on issues ranging from organizational set-up options and business models, to the “how-to” of developing a knowledge offering, connecting to supply/demand, designing an effective exchange and measuring results.
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Entre el 4 y 6 de diciembre se celebró en El Salvador el taller "Avances y Retos para la Gestión de la Cooperación Triangular en Iberoamérica", organizado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de El Salvador y el Programa Iberoamericano para el Fortalecimiento de la Cooperación Sur-Sur. 22 técnicos de 16 países revisaron sus experiencias, y trabajaron conjuntamente en la elaboración de una Guía para la Gestión de la Cooperación Triangular. [ver resultados] [agenda pdf]
On 4-6 December 2012, 22 practitioners from 16 countries gathered in El Salvador to look into "Managing Triangular Cooperation: Progress and Challenges in Iberoamerica", in a workshop organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador and the Ibero-American Program for Strengthening South-South Cooperation. Country experiences were discussed, with a view to agreeing on a Guide to Managing Triangular Cooperation. [see the results, in Spanish] [agenda pdf]
During ECOSOC’s Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), on 5-6 July 2012 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, UNDP sponsored a side event on “Country Strategies of Southern Cooperation Agencies: a Knowledge Exchange”.
The aim was to highlight mechanisms for decision-making, as well as innovative partnership models and development approaches. See a quick summary
This document, resulting from two years of research and analysis coordinated by the TT-SSC in association with 28 Southern academic institutions, has been launched as a key input at the Busan HLF-4 and will guide the implementation of the Building Block on South-South and triangular cooperation [pdf].
The Good Practices are available as a download [pdf] here.