The First Regional Networking Forum in Dubai, U.A.E.

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SESSION 1: Practical dimension of the support from regional groupings and multilateral institutions to national coordination authorities in promoting South-South cooperation in the region: Sectors, mechanisms, funding, scaling-up

  1. H.E. Dr. Maya Morsy, President, National Council for Women, Egypt
  2. H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklikaya, Director General, SESRIC
  3. Mr. Eid S. Bin Eid, International Economic Specialist, Saudi Fund for Development (Arabic)

SESSION 2: Outcomes and recommendations of the two regional studies on the value‐added of South-South and Triangular cooperation towards sustainable human development

  1. Ms. Karin Vazquez, Lead Expert, Arab States Study
  2. Ms. Astrid Schnitzer-­Skjønsberg, Lead Expert, Europe and CIS Study
  3. Ms. Mirela Oprea, Secretary General, ChildPact & Technical Advocacy Director, World Vision International
  4. Ms. Cristina Gangan, Senior Advisor, General Directorate for Policy Coordination, External Assistance and Central Public Administration Reform, State Chancellery, Moldova

SESSION 3: South‐South Cooperation:  Country level progress and stronger vector towards sustainable development

  1. H.E. Amb. Hazem Mostafa Ibrahim Fahmy, Director, Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development
  2. Mrs. Dima Arqan, Deputy-Programme Manager, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, occupied Palestinian territory
  3. Mr. Elnur Humbatov, Director of International Relations Department, State Agency on Public Service and Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  4. Ms. Oksana Gryshkevych, Deputy Director of Investment Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

SESSION 4: Learning segment aimed at experience exchange and capacity development in the elaboration of effective national South-South cooperation strategies

  1. H.E. Amb. Merzak Belhimeur, Director General, Economic Relations and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria
  2. Mr. Mohamed Essawy, Head of South-­South Development Academy, Business Development & Training Director, Operational Unit for Development Assistance, Egypt
  3. Mr. Zurab Chinchaladze, Senior Economic Policy Advisor of the Department of Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning and Coordination, Government’s Administration, Georgia
  4. Ms. Danijela Žunec Brandt, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
  5. Mr. Kairat Torebayev, Director, Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of National Economy, Kazakhstan
  6. Ms. Simona Marinescu, Director/Chief Development Impact Group, UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
  7. Ms. Ayşe Örün, Expert, Foreign Affairs and Partnerships Department, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Republic of Turkey


  1. H.E. Mr. Abdullahi Sheikh Ali Ibrahim, Deputy Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Federal Republic of Somalia 

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