May 10

Roundtable Discusses Ways to Enhance Sustainable Development Finance.

Speaker : H.E. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

May 10, 2018

On 10 May 2018, aid stakeholders from multiple sectors gathered at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) to exchange views on ways to increase financing for sustainable development. The roundtable discussion, titled Philanthropy in the Middle East in a Changing Global Development Finance Landscape was organised by the EDA research programme on Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Presentations were delivered by: H.E. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of the UN Development Programme; Dr Mona Hammami, Senior Director of the Office of Strategic Affairs of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court; and Taufiq Rahim, Executive Director of Globesight. Participants discussed the role of different sources of financing that will be needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including remittances and philanthropy. They also reflected on the findings of a new report that explores the growth of philanthropy in the UAE considered ways to further leverage its potential.