About Programme
CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition (CIRC) organised a session on newly emerging universe of People first Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), during the 14th session of UNCTAD, held in Nairobi Kenya.
Dr. Arvind Mayaram (former Finance Secretary, Government of India) Chairman, CIRC, chaired the seminar. The panelists included Lekey Dorji, Minister of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan; Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General, Economic & Social Development, Commonwealth Secretariat; James Donovan, Member, Business Advisory Board of International PPP Centre of Excellence, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; Mia Mikic, Chief Trade Policy Analysis, Trade Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific; Beltus Etchu, CEO, African Forum Scotland; Gilles Betis, Chair, IEEE Smart Cities Initiative; Treasure Maphanga, Director, Trade and Industry at African Union Commission; and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Group Director, Economic Law and Policy, International Institute for Sustainable Development.
The objective of the session was to discuss the potential of people first PPPs in achievement and sustainable development goals, challenges in this regard, and possible mechanisms to address the same. In addition, the Global Initiative for Sustainable Infrastructure, designed by CIRC, was launched in the session.
Agenda

Seminar On CAN PEOPLE FIRST PPPs BECOME THE INSTRUMENT OF PARTNERSHIP TO IMPLEMENT THE SDGs?

Date:    Tuesday, 19th July, 2016
Venue: Civil Society Tent, Kenyatta International Convention Centre
Time:   11:30-13:00 hours

AGENDA
 
11:30 – 11:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International
11:35 – 11:45 Presentation on People First PPPs for Sustainable Development
  Arvind Mayaram, Former Finance Secretary of India Chairman, CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition
11:45 – 12:45 Panel Discussion on How PPPs could contribute to Sustainable Development
Moderator            

Arvind Mayaram
Panellists  • Lekey Dorji, Minister for Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan

• Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General, Economic & Social Development, Commonwealth Secretariat

• James Donovan, Member, Business Advisory Board of International PPP Centre of Excellence, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

• Mia Mikic, Chief Trade Policy Analysis, Trade Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific

• Beltus Etchu, CEO, African Forum Scotland

• Gilles Betis, Chair, IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

• Treasure Maphanga, Director, Trade and Industry at African Union Commission

• Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Group Director, Economic Law and Policy, International Institute for Sustainable Development

12:45 – 12:55 Floor intervention and Q&A
12:55 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
  Pradeep S Mehta

Report

Background
Articles
Photo Gallery