Report launch and panel discussion
Time: December 3, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
Organized by The Partnering Initiative, Business Action for Africa and Harvard Kennedy School’s CSR Initiative
With less than one year to go until the adoption of a new global development agenda, this event will focus on the practicalities of how best to deliver the new framework and SDG priorities. Although responsibility for implementation will ultimately fall to national governments, it is now recognised that the challenges are too great and too systemic for any one sector to tackle alone. As a result, the mainstreaming of multi-stakeholder partnerships in to development policy and practice is being emphasised.
Across the business community, there is a growing appreciation of the need not only to harness the core business to maximise development impact, but also to strengthen the underlying systems that impact the strategic context for business, whether this be infrastructure, health, food and education systems, or the natural environment.
This event marks the launch of a new report which analyses a wide range of business partnerships in Africa to identify key barriers and enablers for achieving sustainable impact at scale, alongside considerations for policy makers and businesses as they address the means of implementation for the SDGs.
Panellists from business and the development sector will reflect on lessons learned from existing partnership practice aimed at tackling development challenges, and identify opportunities to scale impact going forward.
First posted on Business Fights Poverty