UNESCO is showing its willingness to open up more actively to all its governmental and non-governmental partners with the involvement of civil society and the private sector by organizing the Partners Forum for two days on 11 and 12 September at Headquarters. This event will allow existing and potential partners to learn about concrete cooperation opportunities with UNESCO. “The role of Private Sector partnerships, South-South and Triangular cooperation, and domestic finance in achieving sustainable development” is one of the 11 thematic forums of the UNESCO Partnership Forum. This thematic forum will be held from 14:30-16:00, 11 September at UNESCO Headquarter in Paris.
The thematic forum will provide an opportunity for partners and key constituencies to highlight good, innovative practices of cooperation with UNESCO and explore further opportunities for scaling up 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda to expand the scope and reach of UNESCO’s programmatic activities. It will provide also the opportunity to present tangible, evidence-based and experience-driven examples of how successful South-South and triangular cooperation can further accelerate the Organization’s efforts to support developing countries achieve the SDGs, including through business-led development solutions, which could potentially be adapted to other developing country contexts.
Several high-level public figures are invited as panelists to share their views and experiences on private partnerships, South-South and Triangular cooperation, and domestic finance for SDGs, including Mr Jorge Chediek, the Special Envoy for South-South Cooperation and Director of the UNOSSC (TBC), Mr Rossieli Soares da Silva, Minister of Education of Brazil, Mr Alain Kahasha Ntumwa, Director-General of Airtel Gabon, Dr Charmaine Villet, Dean, Faculty of Education of University of Namibia, and Mr Anesee Bin Ibrahim, H.E. Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Malaysia to UNESCO. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ms Hana Mitri Shahin, Executive Director of King Hussein Foundation