The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held in September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. At the Conference, member States recognized - through the outcome document, the SAMOA Pathway - that international cooperation and partnerships of various kinds and across a wide variety of stakeholders are critical for the implementation of the sustainable development of SIDS. Such partnerships are to be based on the principles of national ownership, mutual trust, transparency, and accountability.
On 26 October 2021, the 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator - a partnership led by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and The Partnering Initiative (TPI) - in collaboration with Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, will organize a side event to the Fourth Meeting of the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A key objective of the Partnership Accelerator is to bolster effective country driven partnerships and partnership platforms in support of SDG implementation, including through national partnership workshops. Organized in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinators and national government and informed by in-depth needs analysis used to define their scope and content, these workshops offer training on the development of effective partnerships, and enhanced understanding of relationships across participants from different sectors.
Multi-sectoral partnerships have the capacity to enhance the effectiveness/impact of interventions and accelerate progress in achieving these development plans. There is a science and building blocks to effective partnering. However, while the need for partnerships is widely recognized, there exists limited formalized training in this area and a pool of professional trainers within the Caribbean.
The side event will serve as an opportunity to sensitize member States and other stakeholders of the value of effective multi-stakeholder and multi-sectorial partnering, and for launching a call for expression of interest to become a Partnership Accelerator Trainer in the region. Those selected will receive relevant material, virtual training, coaching, and take part in an in-person national partnership workshop in the region to gain hands-on training experience. The purpose of the trainers is to ultimately contribute to the replication of Partnership Accelerator support in the region.
Register at: https://forms.office.com/r/XczzFPAavp