28 JUNE 2018 – ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Key decision-makers and practitioners coordinating development cooperation from over 40 countries of the Arab States, the Europe and the CIS gathered at the Fourth Regional Networking Forum in Istanbul to discuss the role of South-South and triangular cooperation in promoting entrepreneurship and engaging the private sector in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Forum considered examples of innovative solutions for the engagement of the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda, presented concrete models of partnership among development institutions and private sector, and took a closer look at the means of engagement and the role of private sector institutions in advancing the South-South knowledge and technology transfer.
One of the highlights of this forum was the concept of the Union for Mediterranean Business Platform, which was launched during the Forum. SESRIC and UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development launched the joint publication on Best Practices Guidelines and Toolkit on Engaging the Private Sector in Skills Development. In addition, the IsDB showcased how it is using its Reverse Linkage modality — a scaled-up technical cooperation mechanism — to engage the private sector in order to support the achievement of the SDGs.
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