Private Sector to Support National Development Priorities: Partnering with State to Enhance Food Security

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Khartoum, Sudan, 15 February 2017 – Countries’ successful examples and opportunities for public-private partnership in agriculture sector contributing to improvement of the quality of life for farmers and to enhanced food security,  will be presented and discussed in a three-day workshop organized in Khartoum, Sudan on 18-20 February 2017. The South-South Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop will gather representatives of ministries of agriculture, technical cooperation agencies and centers of excellence from Algeria, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as UN agencies and international organizations. The workshop aims to indentify successful solutions that could be replicated and adpoted in the Global South, as well as to present investment opportuties in agriculture sector.

The Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Republic of the Sudan and is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of the partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

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Contact details:

  • Asmaa Khidir Mekki, Head of Communication Unit / Spokesperson, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Republic of the Sudan. +249 912928848 – daralsalam78@yahoo.com
  • Safaa Habib, Advisor, SSC in Agricultural Development in the Arab States, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC , +2 010 0607 7761 – safaa.habib@undp.org
  • Ayman Suliman, National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Khartoum, +249912179766 –  ayman.suliman@un.org

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UN operational definition of 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.

UN operational definition of 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.

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