Perhaps now is the time to go back and trace philanthropy’s contribution to the MDGs since their debut in 2000. That could give us a far better picture of the role our field has played to date—and can play in the future—as the world community engages in the process to define a revised set of goals for the post-2015 era. Article by Brad Smith.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were at the heart of discussions on 27 September, as various stakeholders met at the Ford Foundation in New York to discuss how philanthropies and their civil society partners can contribute to the future development agenda, to be renewed in 2015.
What makes for the success of a side event to the UN General Assembly, at a time when world leaders are discussing the contours of a new development framework and are expected to sign an “outcome document” on post-2015? What do we, as representatives of the philanthropic sector, want out of this important event: high level attendance? Stimulating discussions? A sense that key challenges are being unfolded and dissected to help us walk the talk? Surely, all of the above would be good. Yet, this time, my metrics for success will be linked to our ability to redefine the way we look at the Milky Way of development. Article by Bathylle Missika
On Friday 27 September in New York, WINGS will join the United Nations Development Programme, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, OECD netFWD and the European Foundation Centre in a conversation on how civil society and foundations can influence the next global development agenda and spur coordinated action to advance new goals. See the agenda here.
In September, WINGS will join Global Development After 2015: The Role of Foundations and Civil Society—a conversation on how civil society and foundations can influence the next global development agenda and spur coordinated action to advance new goals. A portion of the event will be available via live stream.
SGS 2013 is the fourth in the series of annual gatherings whose purpose is to bring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the public on a global scale. On 24 September Mashable will host Meetups all over the world to discuss what #2030NOW means to specific communities and how their visions relate within a global context. WINGS members are encouraged to join this exciting global conversation.
The final report with key messages and recommendations is now available, and the resources from the event can be found on the UNDP Teamworks space, including a follow up philanthropic event on the sides of DCF during the High Level Symposium on 6-7 June in Ethiopia.