Arigatou International Co-Sponsors a side event at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings

Arigatou International in collaboration with the Moral Imperative to End Extreme poverty, the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and Strength In Diversity Development Centre/Farmers Advocacy and Support Initiative, Nigeria (SDDC, Nigeria) will be jointly hold a side event on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 in Washington D.C, the United States of America.

The side event takes place during the 2019 annual meeting of the World Bank and the IMF. and within the same week on October 17, will be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP).

The side event will focus on: Strengthening Partnerships Between Faith Actors and Multilateral Agencies to Achieve Better Development Outcomes. In this regard, the side event will aim to make case for securing better outcomes for poverty alleviation, revitalizing partnerships and strategic synergies between faith actors and multilateral agencies, to achieve development; thereby resulting in advocacy actions by faith actors. The side event will also form a platform to draw debate on how to best faith actors’ contribution towards ending extreme poverty through collaboration between faith actors and multilateral agencies at country and regional levels; and with special referencing to inclusive development, scaling-up investments in human capital development, women and gender equality and child poverty.

Present at the event will be faith actors, policy discussants and policy makers, government officials, and representatives of nation and international bodies (including WB, IMF & UN organs).

The event also takes place within the same week when the world will be commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, (IDEP). This day often presents an opportunity for reflection, advocacy and action against poverty, which is part of the focus areas within the side event.

Download/view the event programme here.

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