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LDC5 side event: Building capacity in investment promotion to advance the SDGs in LDCs


LDC5 side event: Building capacity in investment promotion to advance the SDGs in LDCs
07 March 2023
12:15 - 13:45 hrs. Auditorium 3
Doha
, Qatar

The event will highlight challenges faced by LDCs in the promotion of investment in SDG-related sectors and present strategies, programmes and tools that governments can use to target and facilitate sustainable investment. It will draw from a recent UNCTAD needs-assessment report of LDC IPAs.

The results of the first phase of the new multi-agency Capacity Development Programme for Investment Promotion Agencies of Least Developed Countries, will be presented, including the creation of an “Executive IPA College.”

Issues to be addressed:

  • What challenges are LDCs facing in the promotion of investment in SDG-related sectors?
  • How can LDC IPAs better integrate the SDGs in their investment promotion strategies?
  • In what way can IPAs facilitate partnerships to channel investment towards the SDGs?
  • What digital tools can help LDC IPAs promote sustainable investment more effectively?

Programme

Opening:

  • E. Mr. José Ramos-Horta, President, Timor-Leste (tbc)
  • Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  • Rabab Fatima, Under-Secretary-General, High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS
  • Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of ILO (by video message)
  • Gerd Müller, Director-General of UNIDO (by video message)

Followed by:

Presentation of a short video on the Capacity Development Programme for Investment Promotion Agencies of Least Developed Countries

Panel:

Moderator: Ms. Terryanne Chebet, Business Journalist, CNBC Africa

  • E. Ms. Rose Kayi Mivedor, Minister of Investment Promotion, Togo
  • James Zhan, Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
  • Deepak Bagla, President, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
  • Fatimetou Bellamech, Director of the Single Window for Enterprises, Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
  • Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
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IPA Observer 13 - 2023 (Special Issue for LDC5)
(UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/INF/2023/1 ) -  03 Mar 2023
 

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Co-organizer(s):
EIF-WTO, ILO, UN-OHRLLS, UNIDO, and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

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