By Mark Keith Muhumuza
KAMPALA : About 30 finance ministers from across the world have confirmed attendance of the Development Co-operation Forum high-level symposium in Kampala. It is expected to contribute to strengthening the global partnership for the benefit of people all over the world.
The event that starts today and ends on Friday, is hosted in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Announcing the event at the Uganda Media Centre recently, State minister for Finance (General Duties) Fred Omach said: “It will provide a platform for evidence based sharing and will ultimately produce concrete policy guidance on development cooperation post-2015, to put into practice at international, regional, national and local level.”
He added: “Particular attention will be placed on the challenges that Africa faces as a region. Promoting technology facilitation and capacity building, and addressing gaps in technology, science and innovation will also be central to the discussion.”
Additionally, the symposium will also seek to provide answers to how countries, including Uganda, will align development cooperation policies and interventions to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as how to monitor and review the impact of development cooperation on the new sustainable development agenda.
The key role of the private sector and other non-state actors in development will also be explored.
President Museveni is expected to officiate at the symposium which will be co-chaired by the Finance minister and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.