Special Session on Multidimensional Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya

21 November, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30th, the session “Multidimensional Poverty – Experiences from the South” will take place as part of the Second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development and Cooperation in Nairobi, Kenya.

This meeting is organized by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), in representation of Mexico as co-chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, and supported by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative as Secretariat of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

This session will have as speakers: Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany (BMZ); Jos Verbeek, Manager and Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank; Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, DAC Chair and Gina Casar, Executive Director of AMEXCID; Luis Tejeda Chacón, Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and  Malik M. Uzair Khan, Member of the Parliament from Pakistan. John Hammock, OPHI co-funder, will be the moderator.

Each speaker will address the following questions: What do Southern approaches to measurement of poverty have to offer to other development co-operation actors, including traditional providers?  What is the real difficulty in moving from an income-based to a multi-dimensional poverty measurement? How can providers promote and switch to a model that takes income as only one out of many possible variables for targeting development co-operation?

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation provides a unique platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. It supports and ensures accountability for the implementation of shared principles and differentiated commitments at the political level. It contributes to the strengthening of the global partnership for sustainable development.



Important Info:

Date and time: Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:15 – 19:00
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
Hashtag: #HLM2



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