Development Centre

Three high-level OECD Development Centre events at the United Nations General Assembly in New York

 

 

OPTIMISING PHILANTHROPY’S POTENTIAL TO FAST-TRACK THE SDGs

A NEW RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM AND THE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE NEW COMMUNITIES MODEL INSPIRED BY KOREA’ SAEMAUL UNDONG

AFRICA’S PERSPECTIVE AND LAUNCH OF THE 2015  AFRICA MDG’s REPORT AND 2015 AFRICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK


 



This invitation-only roundtable will bring together representatives of governments and foundations, as well as other like-minded actors such as impact investors and businesses who share an interest in discussing how philanthropy can accelerate impact towards specific SDGs at the field level. Discussions will target innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships, including “Accelerating Impact 2030,”a new initiative led by the OECD Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) with some of its members.

 

Friday 25 September 2015

9:00 – 12:00

Ford Foundation Headquarters

320 E. 43rd Street, New York

 

Speakers will include:

 

  • Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates (invited) 
  • Don Chen, Director, and Ana Marie Argilagos, Senior Advisor, Ford Foundation 
  • Juan Manuel Valle, Executive Director, Mexican Agency for International Development Co-operation
  • Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation
  • Sam Parker, CEO, Shell Foundation
  • Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Africa Regional Office, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Michael Anderson, CEO, CIFF
  • Christopher Johnston, Senior Manager, Research and Policy, MasterCard Foundation
  • Alex Christopoulos, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Stars Foundation
  • Larry McGill, VP, Research, Foundation Center
  • Stefan Maard, Co-founder and Originator, DIVA
  • R. Venkataramanan, Executive Trustee, Tata Trusts (invited) 

 

Registrations should be directed to: Ewelina.Oblacewicz@oecd.org

This event, co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme, will highlight the importance of translating the SDGs into national agendas through learning and scaling-up successful rural and local development initiatives. It will also discuss the use of various development co-operation modalities, including South-South and triangular co-operation, domestic resource mobilisation, community in-kind contributions – all of which complement Official Development Aid – to deliver development results at local levels and benefit communities. Moreover, this event will discuss how the New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21ST Century can guide policymakers in developing countries to reach the SDGs.

 

Saturday 26 September 2015

15:00-18:30

Conference Room 3

UN Secretariat Building, New York

 

Speakers will include:

  • H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
  • Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General
  • Mr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President (tbc)
  • Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
  • Mr. Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Mr. Carl Dahlman, Head of Thematic Division, OECD Development Centre

 

Registrations should bedirected to:
Jisun.Song@oecd.org

 

 

The event will bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical issues around implementation of the SDGs in Africa. It will launch the 2015 Africa MDGs Report and the 2015 African Economic Outlook Report, two reports that provide comprehensive and comparable data and analysis comprising economic, social and political trends in Africa. They capture the diversity of achievements, identify challenges at national and regional levels and share lessons to inform the implementation of the SDGs.

 

Monday 28 September 2015

10:00 - 13:00

Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the UN 305 East 47th Street, 5th Floor, 3 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, Manhattan, New York

 

 

Speakers will include:

 

  • H. E Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
  • H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission
  • H.E Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Director, United Nations Development Program Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

 

Registrations should be directed to : aumission_ny@yahoo.com  and khady.ba.faye@undp.org