Events / Événements
How Can the Sustainable Development Goals be Realised in Fragile Contexts?
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | 14.30 – 15.30
Lenana Room. KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
At this side event of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, high-level panelists drawn from the governments of OECD and g7+ countries affected by conflict and fragility, civil society organisations and multilateral institutions, will discuss how to ensure that countries facing conflict and fragility are not left behind and are able to realise the SDGs. In April this year, over forty countries and organisations issued a joint statement – the Stockholm Declaration on Addressing Fragility and Building Peace in a Changing World. In doing so, they reaffirmed their commitment to preventing and addressing the root causes of conflict and fragility and to using the New Deal principles to guide support to peacebuilding and statebuilding efforts and to effective co-operation in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.
Panelists will share their different experiences of implementing the New Deal since it was endorsed at the Busan High Level Forum in 2011, and reflect on how the New Deal can be used in contexts of conflict and fragility to enable countries to realise their SDG ambitions, and what needs to happen to make this a reality. It will focus on how the New Deal principles can be used to support country-owned transitions by 1) prioritising and sequencing of the SDGs in ways that take account of conflict and fragility; 2) promoting greater coherence and accountability between country-led planning, stakeholder consultation processes, and partner support; and 3) working to ensure results are sustainable.
This side event will be hosted by the Co-Chairs of the International Dialogue, H.E Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Co-operation and Climate of Sweden, and H.E Momodu Kargbo, Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone.
Panelists will include H.E Abdullahi Ali, Deputy Minister of Planning and International Co-operation of Somalia; Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Secretary General and Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme; Saroj Jha, Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Group of the World Bank; and a senior representative from the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. The event will be moderated by Jonathan Glennie, Director of Sustainable Development Research at IPSOS/MORI.