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Open Dialogue Series

To complement the many formal and established consultations and sessions with its Member States and partners, UNDP introduces the “Open Dialogue Series” to engage a broader audience in its daily work.  UNDP boasts a range of themes and mandates, including poverty, governance, resilience, environment, energy and gender equality, and tackling contemporary issues from inequality to migration as well as emerging international emergencies such as COVID-19.

Please register and participate in the upcoming Open Dialogues below and please do review the ones already concluded here, listed chronologically. 

UNDP looks forward to meeting you at the next session! 

Upcoming Dialogues:  

The Human Development Report - 30 Years of Thought Leadership  

 16 November 2020,  at 8:30 am (EST)

 

Archive

7 October, 2020 

Gender Equality: Turn it around for Gender Equality

with Raquel Lagunas, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Team BPPS.

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the implications of existing gender inequalities in health, education, economic security, the digital divide, and many other areas. Its warning is clear: COVID-19 threatens to undo many of the gains on gender equality over the past 25 years. Women’s economic security is in jeopardy; gender poverty gaps are widening; gender-based violence is resurgent; and girls’ education and maternal health are threatened.

This Global Dialogue will discuss COVID-19’s impact on gender equality and concrete strategies to strengthen UNDP partners’ efforts to build back towards more gender equitable societies. We will share findings and evidence from socio-economic assessments, and from our new flagship initiatives, including the UNDP-UN Women Global Response Tracker and work on changing social norms for better programming.

Download:  Slide presentation.

Video: Watch the full session.

 

2 September, 2020

Financing the SDGs and COVID-19 Recovery

with Marcos Neto, Director of Financial Sector Hub, BPPS & BERA.

UNDP will continue the discussion on how to accelerate financing towards the SDG and sustainable green recovery.  This will include how UNDP can “Build Better Forward” and apply a more robust approach to financing, including long-term strategies that guide how public and private financing policies can be shaped and adapted to mobilize the required investments.

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28 August, 2020

Governance: Building a New Social Contract

with Sarah Lister, Head of Governance Team, BPPS.

UNDP supports governments - national and subnational - in making sustainable choices that build social capital, deliver inclusive services, uphold the rule of law, maintain momentum for conflict prevention and peaceful transitions, and open civic space. These actions can lay the foundations for the future: a new rights-based social contract fully reflective of people’s agency that builds trust in institutions and closes the gap between people and the state.

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27 August, 2020

Green Economy

with Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Executive Director - Environmental Finance, GEF, BPPS.

The COVID-19 outbreak is a 1-in-100 year event. The root causes of the pandemic – and the health emergency and economic fallout it has unleashed – are inextricably linked to the ongoing dual nature-climate crisis. The frequency and intensity of climate-induced disasters, dangerous loss of biodiversity, and ocean acidification are warning signs that we have breached our planetary boundaries. UNDP is supporting governments to reclaim a path towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Change Agreement through practical solutions, strategies and fiscal and monetary policies that simultaneously respond to immediate recovery needs and medium to longer-term green, inclusive economic growth.

Read the presentation here. Watch the Open Dialogues for Green Economy here

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24 July, 2020

Digital Disruption

with Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated demand for digital technologies, from telemedicine to virtual schooling to digital cash transfers. Millions of children are out of school in low- and middle-income countries due to poor connectivity and lack of infrastructure; fewer women than men can use digital services because women are less likely to be connected or own mobile phones. UNDP is promoting digital approaches in post-COVID recovery efforts to help governments keep their doors open and close the digital divide.

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23 July, 2020

Social Protection: Uprooting Inequalities with Mansour Ndiaye

UNDP’s COVID-19 offer focuses on social protection: protecting people from multiple vulnerabilities, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and using the SDGs as our compass. Social protection will be central to uprooting the multidimensional inequalities that permeated societies before COVID-19, and that are starkly visible today.

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