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International Meeting on Triangular Co-operation


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17-18 October 2019  Lisbon, Portugal

Implementing BAPA +40 – What is next for Triangular Co-operation?

The Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P. (Portugal) and the OECD are jointly organising the fifth international meeting on triangular co-operation.

This meeting, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Ibero-American Programme for the Strengthening of South-South Co-operation (PIFCSS), will bring together a wide range of practitioners and officials from the different actors involved in triangular co-operation to discuss the follow-up from the Second High-level UN Conference on South-South Co-operation (BAPA +40) in Buenos Aires on 20-22 March 2019.

At BAPA +40 the global development community reiterated their commitment to promote triangular co-operation as a means to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

The meeting will include discussions on:


  • Implementing triangular co-operation: strengthening the ecosystems,
  • Bringing more partners on board for effective triangular co-operation,
  • A progress report from the Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) on Effective Triangular Co-operation,
  • Implementing effective triangular co-operation – sharing experiences from evaluations, toolkits and guidelines;
  • What is needed to implement triangular co-operation more effectively; as well as
  • A marketplace for exchange and to advance partnerships on triangular co-operation in different sectors.

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