The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking projects or programs that have provided solutions for Energy, Climate Change, Industrial Development, Inclusive Social Development, Biodiversity, Forestry and Land Degradation, Agriculture, Health, Youth and Women and Energy Access. The selected projects will be showcased at the Global South for the Global South-South Development Expo which will be held in Vienna, Austria from 19-23 November 2012. It will be hosted at the UNIDO headquarters.
Nominations of projects or programs are accepted from any public or private institution, group or project that have made significant contributions to human development in the global south and that has provided solutions to address the challenges in the areas of climate change/environment, food security, global health can be nominated. The Expo seeks organizations and institutions that can nominate southern development solutions (SDS) that could readily be replicated, scaled up or adapted across developing countries. The South Development Solution (SDS) could be a Southern-grown solution, a South-South partnership solution, a North-South-South triangular partnership solution, a South-South-Multilateral Organization solution, Public-Private partnership solution, and/or combination of all these.
Nominated initiatives should have some of all of the following attributes:
- South priority/demand driven
- South ownership
- South leadership
- Broad-based partnership
The best selected solutions will receive:
- An opportunity to exhibit the initiative at the Global South-South Development Expo
- The opportunity to interact with partners and donors interested in funding or replicating the initiative in other developing countries.
- A Commemorative plaque at the Special Ceremony with World Leaders.