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          Annual Conference: Cooperation is bearing fruit

          Annual Conference

          With the support of the SDC, the market of Fada N’Gourma in Burkina Faso for instance has become a veritable economic hub contributing to the development of the entire region. Meanwhile, in Ghana, the project undertaken by SECO to develop a transparent fiscal administration which is close to the citizens, has made it possible to increase State revenues, thereby generating the financial resources necessary for a targeted fight against poverty.

          Based on concrete examples, the Annual Conference organized by the SDC and SECO seeks to provide an insight both into the efforts of Switzerland in its pursuit of effectiveness, and into the instruments and mechanisms that it deploys to cope with today’s global challenges and those still to come. The food and water crises, the consequences of climate change, financial and economic instability, and the conflicts that plague fragile States are indeed exercising a significant influence on the operations conducted by actors in development cooperation.

          Media release

          17 August 2012

          13.15 Official opening of the Conference and welcoming introduction
          Paola Ceresetti, André Marty, moderators

           Introduction film (de/fr)


          Didier Burkhalter [© Christine Strub]

          Opening address
          Didier Burkhalter
          , Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

           Speech (de, fr)


          Swiss cooperation in action: from the market in Fada N’Gourma into the heart of the Ghanaian fiscal administration’s accounts

          The marketplace: veritable hub of the rural economy
          Philippe Fayet,
          Country Director, SDC Cooperation Office in Ouagadougou
          Joséphine Ouedraogo, Sociologist, former Secretary General of Enda Third World
          Raogo Antoine SAWADOGO, President of the association “Construisons Ensemble – Recherche sur les Citoyennetés en Transformation” ACE-RECIT (the Citizenship Laboratory)

          Film: The Fada marketplace, hub of the rural economy (fr)
          Discussion: video

          Michel Mordasini, Mocia Rubiolo. (© Christine Strub) Speaking with one voice to influence global policies
          Michel Mordasini,
          SDC Assistant Director-General, Head of the Global Cooperation Department
          Monica Rubiolo, Head of the Macroeconomic Support Section at SECO
          Discussion: video

          A transparent fiscal administration as the basis for effective allocation of public funds
          Brigitte Cuendet,
          Head of the Economic Section and Development Cooperation, Swiss Embassy in Ghana
          David Kloeden, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

          Film: Taxes for the Future. SECO's Tax Reform Project in Ghana (de)
          Discussion: video

          15.00 Coffee break
          15.45 Cooperation in the face of global risks
          Catarina de Albuquerque,
          United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
          Panel (© Christine Strub)

          How can effectiveness be enhanced in a rapidly changing world?

          Panel discussion with:
          Philippe Fayet, Country Director, SDC Cooperation Office in Ouagadougou
          Gilles Carbonnier, Professor HEID Geneva, Member of SECO's External Evaluation Committee
          Isabel Günther, Assistant Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
          Arjumand Nizami, Director of the Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) Office in Pakistan
          Reto Schnarwiler, Global Partnerships, Swiss Reinsurance Company
          Barbara Adams, Senior Policy Advisor of Global Policy Forum Europe
          Forum Aussenpolitik foraus

          Panel: The price/quality ratio of cooperation
          Panel: New actors in cooperation
          Panel: Global challenges
          Panel: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

          17.20  Closing remarks
          Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch,
          State Secretary and Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
          17.30 End of the Conference and Aperitif

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