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

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26 November 2017. Antalya, Turkey – 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 through advanced youth leadership.

SESSION 1: ROLE OF YOUTH CLIMATE ACTION IN CONTRIBUTING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 2030

  1. Ms. Elena Melnik, Attaché, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
  2. Mr. Tarik Iziraren, Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnerships, UNOSSC

SESSION 2: EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL HOMEGROWN SOLUTIONS FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH ON EMPOWERING OF YOUTH THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM

  1. Ms. Ana Mosiashvili, Internal Communications Officer, European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  2. Mr. Nacim Gaouaoui, Economic Relations and International cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria
  3. Mr. Maslah Abdullahi Wehlie, Director of Arab and Islamic Cooperation Department, National Coordinator on South-South Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Somalia
  4. Mr. Elmaddin Mehdiyev, Chief of Cabinet, Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation

SESSION 3: CREATING THE FUTURE WE WANT: INVESTING IN YOUTH AS THE SOURCE OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  1. Mr. Ian McFarlane, Deputy Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Population Fund
  2. Mr. Helge Espe, Senior Adviser, FK Norway / Fredskorpset

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

  1. Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey
  2. Dr. Sabine Freizer, Policy Adviser on Governance, Peace and Security, UN Women
  3. Ms. Salome Vekua, United Nations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  4. Ms. Dima Al Arqan, Deputy Director General, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency

SESSION 5: MOBILITY SCHEMES AS A MEANS TO FACILITATE SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

  1. Mr. Dumitru Deac, Director General, RoAid – Romania’s International Development Cooperation Agency

  2. Mr. Lukas Svatek, Project Manager, Czech-UNDP Trust Fund, New Partnerships and Emerging Donors, UNDP RBEC

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