THE QUICKENING COUNTDOWN TO 2030

Learning from each other: The SDGs’ successes and failures

17 June 2019 - 19:30 - 21:30
Shada Islam
Introduction

Held right after our Africa Summit and on the eve of the European Development Days, this invitation-only policy maker’s dinner will look at the main challenges in achieving the SDGs for public, private and civil society sectors. Participants will be encouraged to be frank and to speak openly about their experiences and ideas – and give their recommendations. 

This event is part of our Development Policy Forum (DPF), which brings together a number of important development actors, including the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations and the World Bank. Reflecting the growing role of the private sector in development, the DPF has now welcomed Coca-Cola and Eni to the forum. The DPF contributes to the global and European conversation on inclusive development. Through its activities and publications, the DPF reflects the rapidly-changing global debate on growth and development and seeks to encourage a multi-stakeholdered, fresh, up-to-date thinking on the multiple challenges facing the development community.

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The Development Policy Forum (DPF) led by Friends of Europe brings together a number of crucial development actors. This includes the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the United Nations and the World Bank. Reflecting the growing role of the private sector in development, the DPF has now welcomed Coca-Cola to the forum.

Programme
19.00-19.30

Welcome cocktail and registration of participants

19.30-21.30

THE QUICKENING COUNTDOWN TO 2030 - Learning from each other: The SDGs’ successes and failures

It's the most ambitious project in the history of humankind. If successful, it would solve many of civilization's most pressing challenges. Launched in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, tackle climate change and fight inequalities, while promising to “leave no-one behind”. As international organizations, governments and practitioners around the world focus their work plans and strategies on the 2030 Agenda, data are being collected, reported on and organized in visualizations that can begin to tell the story of where we stand vis-à-vis our 2030 ambitions.  Four years on, what have been the main challenges in achieving the SDGs for public, private and civil society sectors, and how can we learn from each other’s failures and success stories? How to bring people around a theme and work on building a conducive environment for development?
 
Moderated by:
Shada Islam
, Director for Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe
 

21.30

End of dinner debate

Speakers
Shada Islam
Director for Europe & Geopolitics
Shada Islam is responsible for policy oversight of Friends of Europe’s initiatives, activities and publications. She has special responsibility for issues related to the Future of Europe, Migration, the Asia Programme and the Development Policy Forum. Shada is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Natolin) where she teaches Asia-Europe relations and has been selected as a fellow by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She has been named as one of twenty most influential women in Brussels by Politico. Shada is the former Europe correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and has previously worked on Asian and Migration issues at the European Policy Centre. She is one of the authors of Friends of Europe’s much-read “Frankly Speaking” commentary and is sought after as a speaker, commentator, columnist and moderator at high-level European and global events. Shada also continues to write on EU foreign and security policy, EU-Asia relations and trade and development issues for leading Asian, European and international publications and academic journals.
Partners

Development Policy Forum:

  FoE GIZ JICA World Bank  

 

 

 

UN EIB Coca Cola eni    
Registration

This dinner debate is by invitation only. 

Augusta Ramaccioni, Programme Executive
Tel: +32 2 893 98 23  
Email: augusta.ramaccioni@friendsofeurope.org


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