The global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is poised to face the challenges for CSOs and the effectiveness agenda through continued solidarity, after successfully conducting its 2022 Policy Conference and Global Assembly.
Held at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland last 9 December 2022, the event gathered members from around the world in person and online to talk about the future of development effectiveness and the platform, to tackle plans for the High-Level Meeting 3 (HLM3) and the next years, to elect new leaders and thank the outgoing co-chairs, and to foster solidarity and reaffirm the importance of effective development cooperation.
Simultaneous discussions were held on the subjects of private sector, monitoring, climate finance, nexus, localisation, and development finance (Integrated National Financing Frameworks), followed by a synthesis of key messages, and their implications on the work of CPDE. Members were then informed about the State of the Platform, key points from the report of the Independent Accountability Committee and the Strategic Plan review, and the resulting Strategic Outlook.
The Global Assembly has also confirmed its CPDE Feminist Group Co-Chair Nurgul Dzhanaeva, and elected four new co-chairs, in addition to current co-chair Richard Ssewakiryanga: Luca de Fraia of ActionAid Italia and the CPDE ICSO sector, Biljana Spasovska of Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) and CPDE Europe, Pedro Boca of ABONG (Brazil) and CPDE Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
All new co-chairs committed to continuing to unite CSOs, and advancing the platform’s effectiveness advocacy. At the activity, the assembly also bid goodbye to outgoing co-chairs Justin Kilcullen, Beverly Longid, Marita Gonzalez, and Rosabel Agirregomezkorta.#