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The Partnerships Playbook is endorsed as a Global Partnership Initiative at the HLM2

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

invitation-hlm2-ampitheatre-session-improving-quality-of-partnerships_001On 30 November 2016, the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) brought global leaders together in Nairobi, Kenya, to showcase successes and identify innovative approaches to development.

Day two included an Amphitheatre Session organised by the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) initiative, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and the Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC). With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the event aimed to promote principled partnership and included the official announcement of Partnerships Playbook as a Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) of the GPEDC. One of three new initiatives, it joins a list of 28 GPIs that have been accepted by GPEDC as a voluntary, member-led commitment that advances development co-operation and helps turn global agreements into impact at the country-level.

Moderated by Julie Gichuru, host of Africa Leadership Dialogues, speakers included Finance Minister Kamara of Liberia,  Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Christine Kintu, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda, who is also the SUN Government Focal Point, Roelof Assies, general manager of Philips East Africa Ltd., Ruben Vellenga External relations UNFPA private sector and Trey Watkins from Every Woman Every Child. Common themes included leveraging partnerships to increase aid effectiveness in support of national efforts to achieve SDGs.

When we work around an issue, we have to identify those who are working in that same area and work towards shared goals.”

Christine Kintu, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda


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We are here in Nairobi to take the next step in our journey towards effective cooperation. We need to take a leap forward if we are to deliver on the 2030 Agenda,”“Going beyond the traditional silos to work across sectors will be essential. This new Global Partnership Initiative and its Partnership Playbook provides the commitment and guidance we need to strengthen multistakeholder partnerships and ensure alignment with national priorities. With shared principles that encourage mutual respect, transparency and accountability, we can create better partnerships for impact.”

H.E. Lilianne Ploumen, co-chair of the GPEDC and Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Learn about the first meeting of the partnerships in September 2016 during the UN General Assembly: Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents to Thrive and Transform the World

View articles from other partnerships: Every Woman Every Child

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