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On 28 January 2015, academics, think-tanks, NGOs, philanthropies and government departments in South Africa launched the first national chapter of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST). Hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the group discussed the South Africa-specific approach to development partnerships, its paradigm, principles and challenges, including the upcoming South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA).
The NeST was established in 2014 and brings together researchers, academics and experts from the global South to “generate, systematise, consolidate and share knowledge on South-South Cooperation (SSC) approaches in international development”.
On 23-26 June 2014, more than 500 representatives from 76 countries gathered in Seoul (Korea) to share practice-based initiatives to scale up Knowledge Sharing (KS) during the Second High-Level Meeting on Knowledge Hubs. As a critical milestone in the global quest for stronger KS institutions, the event provided insights into organizational and operational innovations, leading to a number of next steps reflected in the Seoul Communiqué (pdf here).
:: Learn more about the results of the HLM2 :: No deje de consultar algunos de los resultados clave del HLM2 :: Check out the Seoul Communiqué and the final agenda :: Become a member of our sister community at knowledgehubs.org ::
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”.
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.
Conmemorating the 50th Anniversay of the G77's founding in 1964, the South Center has launched a special bulletin looking into history and presence of the grouping. It gives a timely and interesting overview on the outcomes of the recent G77 summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (14-16 June 2014).
Read the Special Bulletin here (pdf)