Tony Addison at the Challenge of Financing for Development - Pre & Post CoVID-19

Side event of the Financing for Development Forum (FFD)

Tony Addison has been invited to speak at a side event of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development, also known as the FfD Forum. The side event, titled The Challenge of Financing for Development - Pre & Post CoVID-19, is organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, and it will take place on 13 April at 11.30 GMT (1.30pm Cairo Local Time).

Tony Addison will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ahmed Kamaly, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt. Professor Addison will speak about the role of digital transformation, the 4th industrial revolution, green and circular economy in bridging the gap of financing for development, and how they can help boost the response measures to the pandemic, especially in developing countries.

The event is hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Planning & Economic Development in partnership with the League of Arab States. Egypt, as a pilot country in the Arab region, shall introduce the first national report on Financing SDGs during this event. The event will provide a valuable contribution to the Forum through enhancing dialogue among multi-stakeholders and attracting interested partners, sharing experiences, best practices and lessons learnt and exploring innovative tools for financing SDGs.

The FfD Forum is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The programme for all FFD side events can be found here