Webinar: Designing for Impact – South-South Trade & Investment, 27 October 2020

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  • When: 27 October 2020, 9.00-11.00 EST; 14.00-16.00 CET; 16.00-18.00 EAT; 18.30-20.30 IST
  • Please register for this webinar here.

Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment

In March 2019, for the first time ever, the outcome document adopted by the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) recognized trade and investment as integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) South-South Trade and Investment Programme in partnership with the United Kingdom-based Institute of Development Studies jointly developed a methodology on designing and implementing South-South Trade and Investment programmes.

The methodology is an important tool in the current scenario of trade and investment in the global South being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It serves as a guide to policymakers, development agencies, and businesses for promoting trade and investments in a South-South context.

On 27 October 2020, ITC in partnership with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Institute of Development Studies  will organize a seminar to launch the methodology –  Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment – and host a high level conversation on South-South Trade and Investment: A Tool for Revitalizing the Global Economy Post Covid-19. The event will bring together senior policy makers, trade and investment professionals, technical assistance providers, civil society and the business sector actors.

Objectives

  • Highlight the importance of South-South and triangular trade and investment initiatives in the post COVID-19 world.
  • Communicate how “Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment” provides guidance to diverse stakeholders in designing trade and investment projects in the global South.

Agenda

Moderator: Mr. Govind Venuprasad, Manager, South-South Trade and Investment Programme, ITC

1. Welcome and Launch of “Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment”

  • Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, ITC

2. Key Messages from “Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment”

  • Dr. Amrita Saha, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
  • Ms. Vandana Prakash Nair, Programme Officer, ITC

3. South-South Trade and Investment: A Tool for Revitalizing the Global Economy post Covid-19 – A Conversation

  • Hon. Betty C. Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Government of Kenya
  • Amb. Rahul Chhabra, Secretary, Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Mr. Robert Piper, Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination, Development Coordination Office
  • Mr. Gavin McGillivray, Minister Counsellor for Development, British High Commission, New Delhi
  • Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, ITC
  • Mr. Adel Abdellatif, Director ai, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
  • Mr. Srini Nagarajan, Managing Director and Head of Asia, CDC Group
  • Ms. Anthea Mulakala, Senior Director, The Asia Foundation
  • Ms. Jing Gu, Director, Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development, Institute of Development Studies
  • Mr. Sunil Reddy, Managing Director, Africure

4. Q&A