Friday, May 4, 2012

[EQ] Knowledge from the South - Regional South-South Cooperation (SSC) fair - May 8-10, 2012 Panama

Knowledge from the South - Regional South-South Cooperation (SSC) fair

May 8-10, 2012 Panama

It will be held in the City of Knowledge, a knowledge hub in the region, and will be coordinated by the UNDP Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean jointly with the Ministry of External Relations of Panama.
The cooperation offices and agencies of Latin American and the Caribbean countries and the of South-South Cooperation experiences developed by the countries of the region


“……The Knowledge from the South Fair seeks to highlight South-South Cooperation experiences in issues of social and sustainable development that have proved effective in the region, and the mechanisms used for the exchange, adaptation in other countries, and consolidation of cooperation between countries of the region.

The first satellite event: Academic Challenges in research and the systematization of good practices in SSC
Wednesday, May 9th at 14:00 hours.
To promote dialogue and reflection about the role of academia en SSC, particularly the contributions, challenges, and opportunities offered by this partnership as well as the best way to strengthen the link between academic institutions and the International Cooperation Agencies in the region.

The second satellite event: Strengthening South-South Cooperation platforms

Thursday May 10, at 12:30 pm
Information systems and monitoring systems used in SSC as means to advancing and improving knowledge exchange and information gathering. In this session the General Secretary for Ibero America, the United Nations Special Unit for South-South Cooperation and the Center for International Strategic Thinking will be the primary participants.


The third - satellite event: Contributions to strengthening SSC

Thursday, May 10 event at 14:30 hours
Analyze the different mechanisms that have been employed by multilateral organizations in support of SSC and the challenges presented by the diversity of mechanisms in the region. The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID in Spanish), the World Bank and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) will participate in this event.

Knowledge Exchange Fair – central themes:


• Social Programs and Systems of Social Protection.

• Fiscal policies to promote equity and social investment.

• Participation, inclusion and public policies.

• Environment and disaster risk reduction.

PAHO/WHO launches:
Cooperation among Countries for Health Development web portal



“…..The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is an active participant in the international dialogue regarding south-south and triangular cooperation as well as horizontal partnerships.  Both governments and development partners have expressed a need to develop and improve knowledge and information sharing mechanisms regarding these alternative cooperation modalities.

To respond to the needs and challenges identified, PAHO/WHO has established this new web portal for knowledge sharing as well as the documentation and systematization of case stories related to all types of horizontal partnerships among countries for health development.

The portal seeks to foster an interactive community of practitioners that encourages peer learning in order to develop more effective and sustainable models of international cooperation in health……”


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