United Nations Development Programme

For Support Of An African Common Position On The Post-2015 Development Agenda

This project will support the development of an African Common Position on the post-2015 development agenda. Building on the report of the High-Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda, a Secretariat will be established at the African Union to support Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she works with African heads of state to analyze African development priorities, and assess the implications of post-2015 development goals for the region. The creation of a unified African voice on the next round of international development goals will help to ensure the relevance of the post-2015 agenda to the African context, and will increase the chances of successful negotiations among U.N. member states. The United Nations Development Programme will provide technical support to the African Union for this purpose.
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for the United Nations Global Pulse Lab Kampala program  
Pulse Lab Kampala is a lab of the UN Global Pulse network. Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General’s cross-pillar hub for digital innovation and experimentation. Its mission is to work at the intersection of digital innovation and the human sciences to inform, inspire, and strengthen the ability of the U.N. family and those it serves to anticipate, respond, and adapt to the challenges of today and tomorrow. To achieve its mission, Global Pulse has established five distinct programs: Rebuilding Trust, Inclusion, Fair Digital Commons, Crisis Prevention and Response, and UN Transformation. With Hewlett’s support and Pulse Lab Kampala, through the UN Global Pulse program on a Fair Digital Commons, this grant seeks to advance Uganda’s inclusion in the global emerging digital economy while fostering safe access to data. More specifically, Pulse Lab Kampala will support the government of Uganda in developing a national data strategy that focuses on enabling data use and reuse, including the development and efficient use of digital public goods. This instrument would serve as an example for the countries in the region seeking to explore how to foster inclusive and thriving national digital economies while minimizing technology risks and harms of data use. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for support of consultation efforts on the "data revolution" within the post-2015 development agenda  
The United Nations Development Programme is the lead agency responsible for organizing consultations and generating analyses that will inform the post-2015 development agenda. This grant would support background analyses and a major international meeting on the data requirements for implementing and monitoring progress toward the post-2015 development goals. In particular, this grant would enable the participation of experts from the Global South, including many Hewlett Foundation grantees and think tank scholars.
for support of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda  
This is a supplemental grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the direction of the Secretary-General, UNDP is convening a high-level panel consisting of representatives from governments, the private sector, academia, civil society, and youth to advise on the global development agenda at the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goal time frame. This grant will support the research, outreach, and operations teams and provide funding for international meetings to inform the high-level panel recommendations. These recommendations will serve as the framework for goals to be agreed upon by U.N. member states by 2015.

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