The year 2015 is an important year for the international community. The United Nations summit will be held in September for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The new international framework is expected to accelerate the international efforts to end poverty, improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations. In this new framework, South-South and Triangular cooperation is expected to play an increasingly important and irreplaceable role in the global development architecture.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been committed for many years to the promotion and development of South-South and triangular cooperation, and one of its key activities in this area is to support capacity development of the Southern partners for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of these types of cooperation.
Among such JICA efforts is the training programme “Capacity Development in Management of South-South and Triangular Cooperation” jointly organized by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). This training program aims at enhancing management capacities in South-South and triangular cooperation through knowledge-sharing and mutual learning among the Southern partners. The first session of this training was held in March 2013, and the second one took place in November 2013.
The present report is being published to share, beyond the participants in the training, the good cases on the management of South-South and triangular cooperation presented in the second session of the programme.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our partners, ABC and UNOSSC, for their concerted cooperation.
We sincerely hope that this report will offer practical insights to the international community for enhancing the management capacity of South-South and triangular cooperation.
Director General, Operations Strategy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency