Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) - Measuring the impact of South-South Cooperation

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Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) - Measuring the impact of South-South Cooperation

Time: March 3, 2015 all day
Location: South Africa
City/Town: Midrand
Event Type: policy dialogue
Organized By: South African Institute of International Affairs
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2015

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Event Description

The purpose of the event (agenda in pdf) is to bring together a range of governmental, academic, private sector and civil society actors from Africa and the global South, to discuss the contribution of emerging partners in global and regional development processes. Stakeholders will discuss the different features and approaches of south-south cooperation and the appropriate mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and mutual accountability of development partnerships in Africa. The policy debate will provide key inputs for the subsequent technical work being undertaken within the Network of Southern Think-Tanks (NeST) around the development of analytical frameworks for south-south cooperation.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency
  • Ms. Mmakgoshi Phetla-Lekhethe, Deputy-Director General, National Treasury, SA
  • Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director-General, RIS, Ministry of External Affairs, India
  • Dr. Xiaojing Mao, Deputy-Director, CAITEC, Ministry of Commerce, China   
  • Mr. Peter Simbani, Director, Aid and Debt, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Malawi   
  • Ms. Bernadette Vega, Director of Monitoring & Evaluation, AMEXCID, Mexico
  • Mr. Orlando Penicela, Aid Coordination, Ministry of Planning & Development, Mozambique
  • Prof. Paulo Luiz Esteves, Director, BRICS Policy Centre, Brazil
  • Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, Uganda

See detailed agenda here.

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