The Second Regional Networking Forum for Arab States, Europe and the CIS on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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15 June 2017. Astana, Kazakhstan – Key policy-makers and development professionals working in the Arab States, and countries in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will explore together the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge among countries of the Global South and their role in promoting green economies.

WELCOMING REMARKS

  1. Mr. Yernar Bakenov, Vice-Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 
(Unofficial translation)

KEYNOTE SPEECH AND LAUNCH OF THE FIRST REGIONAL REPORT

  1. Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, UNDP

SESSION 1: ROLE OF SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN PROMOTING GREEN ECONOMY PARTNERSHIPS TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENT OF 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

  1. Ms. Cristina Gangan, Senior Advisor, General Directorate for Policy Coordination, External Assistance and Central Public Administration Reform, State Chancellery, Moldova
  2. Mr. Maslah Wehlie, Director of Arab and Islamic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Somalia
  3. Ms. Natalia Alexeeva, Head of Office, UNEP Sub-Regional Office for Central Asia, Regional Office for Europe
  4. Mr. Sabri Er, Senior Technical Cooperation Specialist, Country Gateway Office, IsDB

SESSION 2: EXAMPLES OF CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF HOMEGROWN EXPERTISE THROUGH SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION

  1. Mr. Pedro Pablo Villanueva, UNFPA Representative in Kazakhstan
  2. Mr. Patrick van Weerelt, Head of Office, Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, United Nations System Staff College
  3. Mr. Alexander Averchenkov, Manager of the Trust Fund for Development, New Partnerships and Emerging Donors Team, UNDP
  4. Mr. Assan Mazhitov, Project Director, Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  5. Ms. Anita Mathur, Secretary of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  6. Mr. Etibar Karimov, Programs Director, Azerbaijan International Development Agency – AIDA

SESSION 3: INSTITUTIONAL, LEGAL, AND FINANCIAL DIMENSIONS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND RUNNING  OF NATIONAL TECHNICAL COOPERATION AGENCIES

  1. H.E. Amb. Tariq Bin Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, Director, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar
  2. H.E. Amb. Ana Vukadinovic, Director General for Economic and Cultural Diplomacy,
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Montenegro
  3. Ms. Shireen Al Far, Programme Officer on South-South Cooperation, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency
  4. Ms. Zuzana Letková, Director, Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation, Slovakia
  5. Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi, Director General, Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Nigeria
  6. Ms. Ramona Ghierga, Head of ODA Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

SESSION 4: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE SOUTH-SOUTH & TRIANGULAR COOPERATION INITIATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  1. H.E. Amb. Merzak Belhimeur, Director General, Economic Relations and International cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria
  2. Ms. Ekaterina Fotina, First Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
  3. H.E. Amb. Said Hindam, Assistant Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt
  4. H.E. Amb. Sudqi Al Omoush, Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
  5. Mr. Elborni Salhi, Director General, Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation, Tunisia
  6. Mr. Priyanto Rahmatullah, Deputy Director for Foreign Policy and International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Planning/BAPPENAS, Indonesia

SESSION 5: ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE, AND TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION

  1. Ms. Ayşe Örün, Expert, Foreign Affairs and Partnership Department, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency
  2. Ms. Asma Cherifi, Founder and CEO, TACID Network, Tunisia
  3. Mr. Gökhan Dikmener, Technical Specialist, Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, UNDP

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

  1. International Labour Organization (ILO): Role Of South-South Cooperation in Promoting Green Economy Partnerships Towards Achievement of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda