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While the world leaders meet in Glasgow to decide on the future of our planet, many interesting side events took place. The discussions revolve around climate justice, LNOB and poverty reduction. Watch the recordings on the YouTube channel COP26 Side Events and let yourself be inspired by experts and civil society representatives discussing how we can achieve climate mitigation and adaptation, while leaving no one behind. Click here to watch»
Nora Tanner / November 2021
SDC’s Education and e+i Focal Points are organising an e-discussion on the Future of Work that will start on Monday 15 November and last until Thursday 25 November 2021.
The e-discussion will start with a 30-minute kick-off webinar on 15 November. The webinar will be held twice with the same content but in different languages: at 10 am CET in English and at 3 pm CET in French. Read more»
Stephanie Guha / October 2021
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its thematic units Fragility, Conflict & Human Rights (FCHR) / Governance / Gender and Social Equality has published a public tender for: Backstopping Support for the “Peace, Governance & Equality Cluster/ Section (PGE)” for the period 16.03.2022 to 15.03.2027 (Bern, Switzerland). Read more»
Stephanie Guha / October 2021
Our newsletter comes as a prelude to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that is marked on October 17th. This year’s theme is: “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet”. Tomorrow, the United Nations will host a commemoration event on the occasion and ODI invited already two days ago to a webinar on getting back on track to end extreme poverty.
In the aftermath of the UN World Data Forum 2021, Data is another focus of this newsletter’s edition. You will find the webinar held at the WDF “Twice invisible – A lack of data in crisis leaves the education of Internally Displaced Children behind. Time to act!” that we jointly organised with the SDC Education Network. And you can read some recently published reports on opportunities that data present to leave no one behind. These texts do not fail to also point out the dangers of data production and use resulting in people being left behind and increasing inequality.
Finally, have a look at SDC’s ongoing learning journey on Social Protection and join the so far very inspiring learning series with participants from all over the world sharing their experiences.
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Stephanie Guha Nora Tanner / October 2021
As we embark on the post-COVID recovery and getting back on track with the Sustainable Development Goals, many are talking of “building back better”. However, the message from the people living in extreme poverty is clear; they do not want a return to the past nor to build back to what it was before. They do not want a return to the endemic structural disadvantages and inequalities. Instead, people living in poverty propose to build forward.
Building forward means transforming our relationship with nature, dismantling structures of discrimination that disadvantage people in poverty and building on the moral and legal framework of human rights that places human dignity at the heart of policy and action.
Find out more on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with this year’s theme: Building Forward Together. To join the online commemoration event by the United Nations on October 15th 2021, registration to the Zoom event is only possible outside the FDFA IT system. Register and join»
“In order for people to count, you need to count people.” Births need to be registered, visits to health facilities need to be recorded, progress through school needs to be monitored. This is not the case in low income countries, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states. To contribute to a better data collection, analysis and use, DI developed their own approach called data landscaping. It covers the political economy of data within a country; the structures and standards that govern the collection, the use of data, and much more. Every country has its own unique system, but that is not to say there are not many similarities. This report is the first attempt at mapping out this common ground at the national level and sharing revealing findings on what needs to be in place for people to be counted so they start counting. Read more»
Nora Tanner / October 2021