The Forum for Development Agencies and Investment Strategies is a flexible tool for supporting the whole work of OECD LEED Programme. It is a channel for engaging city and regional actors, and articulating key city and regional perspectives. Ms. Debra Mountford, administrator of the LEED Programme, is responsible for this Forum.
The goals include:
Work Programme. A core planned programme of events and reports aligned to the LEED Mandate and Work Programme which can be promoted to the city and regional members of LEED as well as others (including one annual meeting of the FCR). Additional flexible events/activities as agreed by active partners/funders.
LEED Partners engagement. Increase the level of active participation/satisfaction of existing city and regional partners within the partners club. New LEED Partners. Act as a vehicle for attracting new city and regional partners into the partners club.
New LEED sponsors. Act as vehicle of attracting new city and regional agencies into the LEED series of reviews and work streams and act as a vehicle for attracting the financial participation of other sponsors who work with city and regional level organisations.
Membership and Activities
The forum is not separate from the LEED Programme or the Partners Club. The intention should be to act as a flexible vehicle for engaging city and regional level organisations in the work of the LEED programme and the Partners club, and contributing diverse city and regional perspectives into that work. Therefore, the task is to grow the participation of city and regional authorities/agencies within LEED. The delivery mechanisms are:
LEED is distinctive from the multitude of other international organisations/programmes on Local Development (eg those run by UCLG, Cities Alliance, ILO, World Bank, IECD, EURADA, EU, UN, INTA, ICMA, EUROCITIES etc).The Forum will continue to articulate and analyse new tools for cities and regions:
A menu to select from:
An agenda that delivers value to cities and regions and their partners, on themes related to:
For more information on how to participate in these activities, please contact Ms. Debra Mountford from the LEED Programme.