In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In order to ‘leave no one behind’ it is important that we achieve each goal in 2030. In practice, this means: taking explicit action to end extreme poverty, hold back inequalities and fast-track progress for the furthest behind. For The Spindle, powered by Partos, reason to establish the Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind.
The Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind consists of organizations and actors in the field of development cooperation. They develop, share and promote knowledge, innovative solutions and policies that contribute to ending poverty and exclusion. The Platform (+/- 50 members) meets regularly to discuss several issues related to the topic Leave No One Behind. Meetings are open to everyone interested in this topic.
The provisional agenda of April 25th
- We have the pleasure to have Anika Altaf who will talk about her thesis “The many hidden faces of extreme poverty: Inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin, and Ethiopia. According to Anika, the extreme poor are often invisible in Asia and Africa, even for NGO.
- An update about the Trickle Up Manifest will be presented. Currently, we are working on a manifest in which those who are excluded are considered to be the main target group, under the heading of ‘Trickle-Up’. The Spindle builds on the expertise and lessons learned from amongst others findings by VOICE, and The Leave No One Behind Platform. With the ‘Trickle-Up’ formula, we pursue a great inclusion boost to policies, partnerships, business development, and investments. Resulting in amongst others a strengthened proposition for our lobby and advocacy efforts.’
- During this meeting, the online version of the Practitioners Guide on Inclusive Business Partnership will be presented. How can we assure that this guide is disseminated and used optimally?
If you have any questions about these subjects, feel free to send an e-mail to Annewies Kuipers (email@example.com).
Time: 14.00 – 17.00 (drinks after until 18.00)
Location: Oxfam Novib, The Hague (Mauritskade 9, 2514 HD Den Haag)
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