The Fifth Regional Networking Forum for Arab States, Europe and the CIS – Presentations

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The forum provides an opportunity for participants from the Arab States, Europe, and the CIS regions to exchange practical development solutions, and establish new partnerships, as well as agree on joint projects and innovative practical solutions that might be implemented bilaterally, multilaterally and within the diverse institutional partnerships and networks. Read more…

OPENING SESSION: BAPA+40: THE NEW ERA OF SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

  • Mr. Jorge Chediek, Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation

  • H.E. Amb. Hany Selim, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

  • Mr. Mohamed Methqal, Director General, Moroccan International Cooperation Agency

  • Mr. Elborni Salhi, Director General, Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation

  • Ms. Dima Al Arqan, Deputy Director General, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency

  • Mr. Dalibor Matić, Head of Division for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs, Republic of Croatia

  • Mr. Moncef Soudani, Regional Coordinator, MENA & Europe, Reverse Linkage, Country Strategy & Cooperation Department, Islamic Development Bank

SESSION 1: OUTCOMES OF THE INITIATIVE ON SOUTH-SOUTH & TRIANGULAR COOPERATION FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCED FOOD SECURITY

  • Mr. Edem Bakhshish, Chief, Division for Arab States, Europe & CIS, UNOSSC

  • Ms. Lilla Egri, Focal point for the SSTC-ADFS Partnership Initiative, Deputy head of department, Department of EU and FAO Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Hunga

  • Ms. Dilek Kahraman, Focal point for the SSTC-ADFS Partnership Initiative, Director, International Agricultural Research and Training Center, Turkey

  • Mr. Rysbek Apasov, Focal point for the SSTC-ADFS Partnership Initiative, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Melioration of the Kyrgyz Republic

SESSION 2: WAY FORWARD: LAUNCH OF THE PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN GREEN ECONOMY FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCED FOOD SECURITY

  • Mr. Edem Bakhshish, Chief, Division for Arab States, Europe & CIS, UNOSSC

  • Dr. Chris Toe, Senior Advisor, Office of Strategic Coordination and Support, World Food Programme

  • Mr. Muhammadjon Kosimov, Focal point for the SSTC-ADFS Partnership Initiative, Head of Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Uzbekistan

  • Ms. Salma Yousef Ahmed Shalawani, Focal Point for the SSTC-ADFS Partnership Initiative, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Sudan

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

  • Ms. Alexandra Solovieva, Chief, External Relations and Communications Section, United Nations Volunteers

  • Mr. Ceyhun Sahverdiyev, Projects Director, Turkic Council

  • Ms. Asma Cherifi, Founder and CEO, TACID Network

  • Mr. Mohammed Jebbar, President, Director General, BC-Skills

  • Mr. Etibar Kerimov, Programs Director, Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA)

SESSION 4:  EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL GREEN ECONOMY SOLUTIONS FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH THAT HELP TO FOSTER AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY

  • Mr. Cameron Allen, Director at Smata Labs and Researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  • Mr. Berdi Berdiyev, Programme Adviser, Regional Bureau for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNDP

  • Ms. Dima Al Arqan, Deputy Director General, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency

  • Mr. Moncef Soudani, Regional Coordinator, MENA & Europe, Reverse Linkage, Country Strategy & Cooperation Department, Islamic Development Bank

  • Ms. Eva Preininger, Deputy Director of National Agricultural Research Institute, Fruticulture Research Institute, Hungary

CLOSING SESSION: 

  • SUMMARY OF THE DRAFT JOINT STATEMENT OF THE FIFTH REGIONAL NETWORKING FORUM FOR ARAB STATES, EUROPE AND THE CIS

  • FEEDBACK FROM THE PARTICIPANTS

  • CLOSING REMARKS