Since its inception in 2008, the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) has provided an impressive platform for strategically engaging all development actors, including the private sector and civil society, in a global partnership to showcase and scale up innovative solutions to the development challenges faced by the South. In 2016, the United Arab Emirates the annual GSSD Expo. This was the first ever GSSD Expo hosted by a Member State.
This special edition of South-South in Action is a compilation of not only success stories created in the UAE, but of all the stories shared by Member States and partner institutions during GSSD Expo 2016. The publication demonstrates that there is no “one size fits all” for contributions to building a healthy and sustainable world. As the world looks for solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, contributions like those shared in this volume will deepen the scope of thinking and contribute to broader and more equitable exchanges of Southern knowledge at the World Expo in Dubai, in 2021.