World Bank HQ, Washington DC (2-210)
15 October 2019
Event Objectives and Expected Results
1. Make the case for securing better outcomes for poverty alleviation, revitalizing partnerships and strategic synergies between faith actors and multilateral agen cies, to achieve development. This will result in advoca cy actions by faith actors, towards the same.
2. Catalyze debate on how to best spur faith actors' contribution towards ending extreme poverty through collaboration between faith actors and multilateral agencies at country and regional levels; and with special referencing to inclusive development, scaling-up investments in human capital development, women and gender equality, and child poverty. This will result in increased commitment and effort to gain 'faith literacy' among multi-lateral agencies, including knowledge on the various faith organs and how best to work with faith actors.
3. Nurture new spaces for regional and in-country dialogues on development outcomes among faith actors and the multinational and global development community. This will result in heightened collaboration, particularly at country level.
The session shall reflect on the questions below:
How can a convergence of multilateral agencies and the conviction and institutional assets of faith catalyze efficiencies and better (country level) outcomes for development?
How can faith actors and multilateral agencies best seek each other's strengths and competencies to accelerate the realization of shared development objectives?
(1 hour 30 min)
|3 minutes||Welcome Remarks||Ms. Mercy Niwe, Global Faith Engagement Lead, World Bank Group|
|3 minutes||Introduction and Objectives of the session||Event Moderator: Fred Nyabera, Director, Arigatou International - End Child Poverty|
|15 minutes||Keynote Address; Setting the Scene: Faith and multilateral cooperation on sustainable development, eradicating extreme poverty and growing human capital||Dr. Katherine Marshall, Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue||Panel Discussions|
|7 minutes||Collaboration for advocacy towards investing in children and women, to advance human capital development and overcome poverty||Panelist 1: H.E Aja Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Former Vice President, the Republic of Gambia|
|7 minutes||Collaboration to promote inclusive growth and alternative financial intermediation for development||Panelist 2: Peter Prove, Director, WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs|
|7 minutes||Experience Sharing: Interfaith Collaboration in Nigeria||Panelist 3: Imam Shefiu Abdulkareem Majemu, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Strength in Diversity Development Centre, Nigeria||Scenario Shaping|
|45 minutes||Claiming the Future: Dynamics for partnerships and
Q&A and feedback on the panel discussion
|Session Moderator: Fred Nyabera Director, Arigatou International - End Child Poverty|
|7 minutes||Way Forward and Concluding Remarks||The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)|
Global Faith Engagement LeadWorld Bank Group and Senior Social Economist and International Development Expert
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs,
Former Vice President of the Republic of Gambia
Director, International Affairs, World Council of Churches (WCC)
Executive Director, Strength in Diversity Development Centre
Director, Arigatou International - End Child Poverty