Sharing of Agricultural Biotechnology to Advance South-South Cooperation in Arab States, Europe and the CIS

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The Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary through the National Agriculture Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC), and is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of their partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

What:      South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security; Second Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop on Agriculture Biotechnology

When:     27-29 October 2015 (Registration at 08:00, Opening session at 8:30)

Where:   Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary.

Official language of the workshop: English with Russian and French simultaneous translation

For more information, please contact*:

  • Safaa Habib, Advisor, SSC in Agricultural Development in the Arab States, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC , +0201006077761 safaa.habib@undp.org
  • Faik Uyanik, Communications Specialist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, Istanbul +905304992548 faik.uyanik@undp.org
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary, +36-1-795-2000, sajto@fm.gov.hu and press@fm.gov.hu, hu

* The press members are invited to register for the event by sending a request to: faik.uyanik@undp.orgsafaa.habib@undp.org and press@fm.gov.hu by 26th October (COB).

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South-South Cooperation: South-South Cooperation is a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their individual and/or shared national capacity development objectives through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how, and through regional and interregional collective actions, including partnerships involving Governments, regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector, for their individual and/or mutual benefit within and across regions. South-South cooperation is not a substitute for, but rather a complement to, North-South cooperation.

Triangular Cooperation:Triangular cooperation involves Southern-driven partnerships between two or more developing countries supported by a developed country(ies) or multilateral organization(s) to implement development cooperation programmes and projects. Evidence shows that in many instances Southern providers of development cooperation require the financial and technical support and expertise of multilateral and/or developed-country partners in the course of assisting other developing countries. Northern partners also benefit by being able to take advantage of increased institutional capacity in the South and to increase the impact of their aid disbursements by leveraging the resources of multiple Southern partners

United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation: The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) promotes, coordinates and supports South-South and triangular cooperation on a global and United Nations system-wide basis. Formerly known as the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, hosted by UNDP, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1974. It receives policy directives and guidance from the General Assembly High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation, which is a committee of the whole and a subsidiary body of the General Assembly that reviews worldwide progress in South-South cooperation.

For more information on South-South Cooperation: unsouthsouth.org