In June and July, Participate facilitated Ground Level Panels in Egypt, Brazil, Uganda and India, to mirror the United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) for a post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda. Panelists drew on their own life experiences to provide a ‘ground level’ reality check to the HLP recommendations; as well as develop their own shared vision for development. Each of the Ground Level Panels produced a communiqué with recommendations for what is needed in global development policy to end poverty.
Posts Categorized: High Level Panel
In June the Center for Development Services (CDS) in Egypt facilitated a Ground Level Panel comprised of people living in poverty and marginalisation, to mirror the UN High Level Panel for a post-2015 development agenda. In this blog article, Kazem Hemeida, Senior Programme Specialist at CDS reflects on the four-day discussions.
The UN High Level Panel’s anticipated report on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, was published on 30 May 2013. Participate responds to the report, based on in-depth participatory research with people living in poverty and marginalisation, from 18 organisations working in over 30 countries worldwide, which together form the Participate initiative’s Participatory Research Group network.
As the UN High Level Panel prepares its report of recommendations for the post-2015 development framework, Joanna Wheeler reflects on how this new global framework should enable more opportunities for meaningful citizen participation, which will lead to more inclusive and sustainable development.
The UN High Level Panel met for the Fourth time in Bali. Their post-meeting communiqué articulated the need for a ‘people-centred and planet-sensitive development agenda which is recognised through equal partnership of all stakeholders.’ Participate’s Danny Burns responds to the main themes outlined in the communiqué.