ADB calls on civil society organizations, including NGOs in Asia and the Pacific to submit a session proposal for the Civil Society Program of the 53rd Annual Meeting, to engage in knowledge sharing, policy discussions, and networking.
ADB’s new Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB’s efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region’s changing needs. The long-term strategy sets seven operational priorities, each having its own operational plan (OP).
The OPs contribute to ADB’s vision to achieve prosperity, inclusion, resilience, and sustainability, and are closely aligned with Strategy 2030 principles and approaches. They will guide ADB operations and offer new opportunities to implement Strategy 2030 using integrated and differentiated approaches in project design, knowledge work, and financing.
The sessions should focus on CSO perspectives on the any (or all) of the 7 OPs, and ways to engage with CSOs in its implementation. The OPs are summarized below.
- Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities – human development and social inclusion, quality jobs, education and training, better health, social protection.
- Accelerating progress in gender equality – scaled-up support for gender equality; women’s economic empowerment; gender equality in human development, decision-making, and leadership; reducing time poverty for women; strengthening women’s resilience to shocks.
- Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, low greenhouse gas emissions development, approach to building climate and disaster resilience, environmental sustainability, water–food–energy security nexus.
- Making cities more livable – integrated solutions, funding for cities, inclusive and participatory urban planning, climate resilience and disaster management.
- Promoting rural development and food security – market connectivity and agricultural value chain linkages, agricultural productivity and food security, food safety.
- Strengthening governance and institutional capacity – public management reforms and financial sustainability, service delivery, capacity and standards.
- Fostering regional cooperation and integration – connectivity and competitiveness, regional public goods, cooperation in finance sector, subregional initiatives.
The deadline of submission is 17 January 2020.
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