event
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Monday
16
November
SDG 17

Are Global Partnerships Effective in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?

Presentations and Panel discussion
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Online via Webex Events

As the challenges facing the global community become more complex and interdependent, global partnerships between public and non-State actors have gained momentum as an essential element of governance across scales and levels, and are identified as a key means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite their anticipated effects, however, we still have limited knowledge on the extent to which the expectations attached to past and current initiatives have materialized. Are existing partnerships actually contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda? Do we have the right tools to measure partnerships' successes and failures? What are the factors and conditions that can increase the effectiveness of partnerships? 

Building on the findings of a research project that has been hosted by the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) and supported by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) since Fall 2017, this event will explore the mechanisms through which partnerships' impacts are brought about, and discuss what lessons can practitioners learn as they seek to establish and implement effective partnerships for the SDGs. 

The discussion will be follow by a Q&A with the audience.

Welcoming remarks and Introduction 

  • Liliana Andonova, Academic Co-Director, Centre for International Environmental Studies and Co-coordinator of the project
  • Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President, International Committee of the Red Cross and Co-coordinator of the project

Investigating Partnership Effectiveness: Findings from the Research Project on ‘Effectiveness of Partnerships for Advancing the SDGs: Behavioural Pathways and Impacts’ 

  • Liliana Andonova, Academic Co-Director, Centre for International Environmental Studies and Co-coordinator of the project
  • Axel Michaelowa, Head of Research, International Climate Policy, University of Zurich 
  • Dario Piselli, Affiliated Research Student, Centre for International Environmental Studies

Panel Discussion

  • Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions
  • Juan Coderque, Head of New Financing Models Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Gilbert Probst, Chair of the Board, BanqueCantonal de Genève; Director, Public-Private Partnership Centre, University of Geneva 

Moderator:

  • Moira Faul, Executive Director, Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training, NORRAG

 

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This event is funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) through the project «Effectiveness of Partnerships for Advancing the SDGs: Behavioural Pathways and Impacts» led by Prof Liliana Andonova.