Kampala Knowledge Week, 6-8 August 2018

Kampala.Knowledge.Week took place on 6-10 August 2018. It included the first Africa-based Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) meeting. The Agenda Knowledge for Development, as well as the mission and strategies of K4DP have been acknowledged and highly appreciated by the 100 participants at Hotel Africana in the centre of Kampala.

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HLPF side event: Knowledge Frameworks to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda

On Tuesday 17 July 2018, a breakfast side event is taking place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development entitled “Knowledge Frameworks to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda: scaleable examples showcasing the impact of national strategies and multi-stakeholder approaches.”

The event is being co-organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations. The event will be held from 8.15 to 9.45 am at the Dutch Permanent Mission, 666 Third Avenue, 18th floor in New York. A light breakfast will be served to the participants able to be there in person.

With the ambitious 2030 Agenda, the international community is focused on actionable mechanisms to advance measurable progress in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This 90-minute session will focus on operational cases which have used knowledge-based mechanisms with demonstrable success. The tools and approaches include development & application of national knowledge strategies, leveraging multi-state knowledge to pool operational knowledge, and engaging with stakeholders at all levels to bring knowledge-based local solutions into national development policies, strategies and programmes. This dialogue will be part of an ongoing series on the role of knowledge frameworks to achieve SDGs.

The session will be moderated by Neesham Spitzberg of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Helen Gillman (IFAD) who has organised this session will be participating remotely.

8:00: Coffee & light breakfast with hosts

8:15: Welcome & Opening Remarks by the Vice Prime Minister of Aruba, H.E. Mr. Otmar Oduber and Zak Bleicher, IFAD Representative to the UN and Head of IFAD’s New York Office.

8:35: Scaling up Local Knowledge Solutions (Ariel Halpern, Procasur)

8:50: The Agenda Knowledge for Development (Sarah Cummings, K4DP)

9:00: Connecting Islands of Knowledge (Arno Boersma, Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of SIDS)

9:10: South-South Knowledge Exchange (Laurent Porte, World Bank)

9:20: Q&A
9:35: Closing Remarks

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