Tuesday, January 05, 2010
EVENT & CALL FOR CASE STUDIES: Capacity is Development
Amidst financial and ecological crises, food shortages and conflicts, capable institutions are needed now more than ever to deliver against 21st century development challenges. UNDP, co-host of the ‘Capacity is Development' Global Event, works with governments to identify, assess and strengthen local and national capacities. This conference will bring leaders, thinkers and practitioners together to discuss and learn from the successes and failures in policy choices, investment decisions and institutional reforms for capacity development. The event will be held in Marrakech, Morocco and is scheduled for 17-19 March, 2010.
The event includes a Virtual Knowledge Fair, a competition to encourage the discovery and discussion of policies, investments and programmes that increase human and institutional capacity. The Knowledge Fair seeks to collect experiences on policies, investments and programs that have proven successful in driving capacity development in diverse settings around the world. Attention is especially focused on three specific contexts:
- Sub-national capacity development: local solutions, national strengths
- Capacity development in post-conflict and transitional situations
- Fostering the rise and resilience of middle-income countries
You are encouraged to contribute a two-page case story, short video or image that will showcase how your initiative made an impact. The top five finalists will win a trip to Marrakech, Morocco 17-19 March, 2010 to feature their entry at the 'Capacity is Development' global event.
For more information about the 'Capacity is Development' global event and to submit case studies, please visit www.capacityisdevelopment.org.
Deadline for entries: January 29, 2010.