INCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIPS MULTISTAKEHOLDER VALIDATION/ WORKSHOP IN CAMEROON
1. Context and justification.
The High-Level Busan Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) was crucial in consolidating the principle of inclusion as a central element of effective cooperation for development. The Busan Partnership document specifically highlighted a set of common principles for all development actors that are essential to ensuring effective development cooperation, namely: (i) ownership of Development priorities by developing countries, (ii) results orientation, (iii) inclusive development partnerships, and (iv) transparency and accountability.
The principle of inclusive partnerships emphasizes that development depends on the participation of all actors and recognizes the diversity and complementarity of their functions. This is a key principle that guarantees equal access and participation, and the meaningful inclusion of the voice of the people in the development agenda. It unites all the other commitments outlined in the Busan Partnership and opens up new roads to development effectiveness.
Inclusive development is today a key commitment of the Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation for Development. It aims to ensure that development programs and policies are designed to benefit all through a human rights-based approach that involves all relevant actors in development.
Cameroon has participated in the development effectiveness process and is committed to the Busan principles that guide effective development cooperation in general and the development of inclusive partnerships in particular. In order to strengthen the contribution of each family of development actors to the achievement of sustainable development goals, Cameroonian civil society through the Collective of NGO for Food Security and Rural Development (COSADER) carried out, with the support of Reality Of Aid Africa Network / CPDE, the inclusive partnerships Cameroon monitoring. This study is a contribution of civil society to improving access to basic services, inclusive local economic development and better management of national resources
Ensuring inclusion suggests that the policies and practices of each stakeholder group (government, PTF, private sector, non-state actors, local elected representatives, etc.) should reflect an understanding and respect for distinct roles, Priorities and approaches, so that all stakeholders can maximize their contribution to development. It is within the framework of sharing of knowledge and experiences in order to reinforce the mobilization of the various stakeholders of the development in partnerships for the development open to all that COSADER organizes this inclusive partnerships multistakeholder validation workshop Which aims to collect the different types of partnerships developed in Cameroon, as well as the interaction of the various actors in these partnerships.
The workshop aims to improve the results of the Cameroon inclusive partnerships monitoring conducted by COSADER.
• To present the results of the Cameroon inclusive partnerships monitoring to the different development stakeholders (government, TFP, private sector, non-state actors, local elected representatives, etc.);
• To brainstorm among the different stakeholders with a view to strengthening inclusive partnerships in Cameroon;
• To make recommendations from which actions and guidelines will emerge to improve the implementation and results of inclusive partnerships in Cameroon.
3. Expected results
• The various stakeholders took ownership of the results of the Cameroon inclusive partnerships monitoring and made their contributions and amendments;
• The forms of collaboration to be considered and the actions to be taken towards an effective, efficient, fair and lasting inclusive partnership are analyzed;
• Recommendations for the improvement of an inclusive development partnership are formulated.
• Representatives of the Government (MINEPAT, MINADER, MINSANTE, MINEPIA, MINJEUN, MINPROFF MINREX, etc.)
• Representatives of the Donors (European Union, GIZ,SCAC/FRANCE,ADB, WB, JAPAN etc.)
• Private sector (GICAM, ECAM, MECAM, Patronat Féminin du Cameroun(PAFEC,) Cameroon Women Business Leader
• CSO representatives (youth, human rights, public policy monitoring, etc.)
• Media (audio-visual, line, online, etc.)
The workshop will be highly participatory, characterized by presentations in plenary, followed by questions and answers, experiences sharing and work in syndicates groups.
Thirty (30) participants are expected to take part in this workshop, which take place on ....09. / ....05... / 2017 at the Yaoundé- TOU'NGOU hotel from 9 am.