Turning evidence into action for the post-2015 agenda

25 - 26 June 2013
Conference
Speakers:

Andrew Shepherd, Director of Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, ODI

Dr Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, former Prime Minister of Haiti, president of FOKAL (tbc)

Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Senior Economist, World Bank

Youba Sokona, Special Adviser on Sustainable Development, South Centre

Allison Anderson, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Universal Education, Brookings

Dzingai Mutumbuka, Chair of the Association for Education Development in Africa (ADEA)

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy on post-2015, World Bank

Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, IIED

Andrew Scott, Research Fellow, ODI

Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Dr. Hoseana Bohela Lunogelo, Executive Director, Economic and Social Research Foundation

Debapriya Battacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs and Chair LDC IV Monitor

George Varughese, President, Development Alternatives

Mariteuw Chimère Diaw, Director General, African Model Forest Network

Sara Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners

Adam Wagstaff, Research Manager, Development Research Group, World Bank

Alicia Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health, Harvard (tbc)

Maryam Niamir-Fuller, Director, GEF Coordination Office, UNEP

Peter Hazelwood, Director, Ecosystems and Development, WRI

James Murombedzi, RFGI Programme Coordinator, CODESRIA

Jonathan Glennie, Research Fellow, ODI

Prof. Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of WASH and Associate Director of Programmes, UNICEF

Nora Fyles, Head, UNGEI Secretariat

Jamira Burley, Youth Advisory Group, Education First

Darren Saywell, WASH/CLTS Technical Director, Plan International USA

Andrea Ordóñez, Research Coordinator, Southern Voice on Post-MDGS

Essam Yassin Mohammed, Environmental Economist, IIED

Dr Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, UNF

Ryan Hobert, Director, Energy and Climate, UNF

Susan Myers, Vice President UN Relations, UN Foundation

Jacob Kumaresan, Head of WHO office, New York

Chairs:

Kumanan Rasanathan, Health Specialist, UNICEF

Claire Melamed, Head of Programme, Growth, Poverty & Inequality, ODI

Minh-Thu Pham, Director of Policy, UN Foundation

Andrew Scott, Research Fellow, ODI

Paul Ladd, Senior Adviser and Head, UNDP Team on Post-2015

Susan Nicolai, Head of Project, Development Progress, ODI

Description

After well over a year of debate and discussion, the publication of the report of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel, and many thousands of hours of consultation, the outlines of a consensus on the post-2015 agenda are starting to emerge.  So too are the points of continued disagreement and debate.

A joint event between UNF and ODI, this conference will provide space for substantive discussions aimed at identifying consensus as well as defining the issues on which there is less agreement, and the sources of those disagreements.  It will be focused throughout on drawing out the lessons from evidence and experience for setting new goals and targets, and for creating the political coalitions to allow that to happen.

The conference will convene staff in UN missions, UN specialist agencies, leading thinkers and other key practitioners in New York and Washington working on the post-2015 agenda.

Attendance to the conference is by invitation only.

Download the full conference programme.

New York, USA
Outputs

Eradicating global poverty: a noble goal, but how do we measure it?

Working And Discussion Papers | June 2013 | Emma Samman, Martin Ravallion, Lant Pritchett, Stephan Klasen, Sabina Alkire, Amanda Lenhardt, Emmanuel Letouzé
This working paper collates proposals from several experts on how to measure poverty in a post-2015 agreement. Their contributions show some consensus, but also several areas of contention.
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