From Recipient to Resource

12 sep 2019 10:30 12 sep 2019 12:00 ENG

Celebrating the International Day for South-South Cooperation with Norec.

September 12th marks the International day for South-South Cooperation. In 1978, the UN established a unit with the purpose of promoting and financing development-cooperation between countries in the Global South. This form of development-cooperation has proven to be efficient, building on existing competencies and resources in the global south.   Many former low-income countries have reached the level of middle-income and are acting as both recipients of aid while at the same time being donors.

Traditional donors in the Global North have also contributed into this work through so-called Triangular Cooperation. In Norway, the Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation is a main contributor, having facilitated some 100 projects since 2002 where volunteers and professionals are exchanged between cooperating institutions in different countries of the global south.   

To celebrate September 12th and to highlight the Triangular commitment of Norway, Norec and Bergen Global invites you to take part in our event "From being a recipient to being a resource: Celebrating the International Day for South-South Cooperation”.

The programme will consist of messages from the United Nations and the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs as well as a panel-discussion on Norway’s support to South-South and Triangular Cooperation, with resource-persons from UNDP, CMI and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). In addition, there will be a launch of the publication “South- South in Action” jointly produced by Norec and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, describing the role of Norway as a Triangular cooperation facilitator and actor.

Read NOREC's report "South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Action" here

The event will also be live-streamed via out Youtube account.