The Second Regional Networking Forum
 
Date : 15-16 June 2017 Venue : Astana Kazakhstan

The Second Regional Networking Forum for the Arab, Europe and the CIS will be organised on 15-16 June 2017 by UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with SESRIC, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD), Astana Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana (RHCS), and Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MNE). The main objective of the forum will be to maximise the interaction among the technical cooperation agencies from member countries in the context of cross-regional cooperation, sharing knowledge and experience and benefiting from comparative advantages that promote and mainstream the South-South Cooperation.

The Regional Forum will be held on the sideline of the Astana Economic Forum 2017, annual event that aims to consider the major global challenges of the day and brainstorm on solutions to address such challenges. As a post-forum event of the Second Regional Networking Forum, the capacity building training will be organised on 16-17 June 2017 for the senior officials of development cooperation agencies and the focal points for South-South Cooperation the region in coordinating South-South Cooperation in advancing national agenda of sustainable development.