Rome-based Agencies celebrate 2019 UN SSC Day

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6 September 2019 | WFP Headquarters Auditorium (Rome)

For the third consecutive year, the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) jointly celebrated the 2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP), the event will took place on 6 September 2019, from 10.30 to 12.30 at WFP Headquarters (Rome).

The RBA event, which featured voices from the field and host governments, showcased country needs and country-led experiences, and highlighted key take-away messages for the RBAs from “BAPA+40”. While the RBAs have been supporting South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) for years, the event shed light on some concrete examples from the field that speak to the above theme, such as RBA-facilitated SSTC to promote family farming, empower rural women to better access market opportunities, and create opportunities for rural youth.

See also: Country experiences in South-South and Triangular Cooperation enabled by the United Nations Rome-based Agencies

Should you need further information, please contact the Agencies’ Focal Points:

Food and Agriculture Organization

  • Cristina Alderighi, Programme Officer, Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, FAO (cristina.alderighi@fao.org)
  • Maria Allegra Bruni, SSTC Consultant, Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, FAO (mariaallegra.bruni@fao.org)
  • Liang Xiao, Associate Professional Officer, Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, FAO (xiao.liang@fao.org)

International Fund for Agricultural Development

  • Ama Brandford-Arthur, Senior Partnership Officer, Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division, IFAD (a.brandfordarthur@ifad.org)
  • Elena Bertusi, SSTC Specialist, Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division, IFAD (e.bertusi@ifad.org)

World Food Programme