Working together in fragile states for better effectivenessA reality check and ways forward from a multi-stakeholder perspective
June 15th, 2016 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Auditorium A1 - Tour & Taxis, Brussels
The Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation, Cordaid and FERDI, in collaboration with the European Commission (DEVCO B7), host a high-level panel on June 15th, 2016 on how to work with fragile states as part of/in the framework of the European Development Days.
Bringing together high-level representatives from third countries, member states agencies, the European Commission, civil society organisations and youth representatives, the panel will foster a thought-provoking debate on the needs encountered in a context of fragility and draw recommendations for better effectiveness.
Fragility is one of the most challenging issue as regards development cooperation. The need for more effective donor coordination in situations of crisis and fragility is all the more urgent, given that the international community is faced with new security and development threats in Sahel, Central Africa and the Middle East. This common challenge is an opportunity to create a more integrated and effective European response to contexts of crisis and fragility by translating agreed general principles of aid coordination in operational solutions adapted to the local context.
Moderator: Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe
- Mohamed Omar Arteh, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia
- Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development
- Sébastien Mosneron-Dupin, Practitioners’ Network, CEO of Expertise France
- Tertius Zongo, Special Advisor on fragility to the African Development Bank, former Prime Minister Burkina Faso
- Rita Martin, Operational Director of EVE South Sudan, CSO for Women's rights
- Reuben James Barrete, Young leader from the Philippines
About the organisers
The Practitioners' Network (PN) is an open platform for exchange, coordination and harmonisation between European organisations with a public mandate in the field of European Development Cooperation. Set up in February 2007, the PN is currently composed of 13 member state agencies1 and the European Commission as an observer. The aim of the Practitioners’ Network is to contribute to the coherence within the EU donor community and, at the same time, benefit from the wide diversity of organisations so as to have an integrated, pluralistic and innovative approach to European Development Cooperation, delivere through the highest levels of efficiency. The Practitioners’ network is the lead organiser of the high-level panel.
The Foundation for studies and research on international development (FERDI) is a French think-tank that aims at facilitating the understanding of mechanics and logics of economic development throughout the world. They work on various issues and hold a working group on “Peace, Security and Development” that gathers international high-level experts.
Cordaid is a Dutch non-profit organisation specialised in aid emergency and health. They work on sustainable development and supporting economic opportunities in post-conflict countries.
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1 ADA (Austria), AECID (Spain), AFD (France), British Council, BTC (Belgium), Czech Development Agency, Expertise France, FIIAPP (Spain), GIZ (Germany), LuxDev (Luxembourg), Slovakaid (Slovakia), SIDA (Sweden) and SNV (Netherlands). The European Commission (EuropeAid) participates in the Network as an observer.
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