WIP Side-Events at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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WIP is co-hosting two side-sessions during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, 13-16 July 2015.

Side Event for Female Parliamentarians on Domestic Resource Mobilisation for the SDGs
Time and location: 13 July, 15:30-18:00, Elilly Hotel.
Participants: Female Parliamentarians
The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), has the pleasure of inviting female parliamentarians from all over the world to join this interactive side-session focusing on gender, domestic resource mobilisation and democratic governance.The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, organised by the United Nations in Addis Ababa in July 2015, provides a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of domestic resource mobilisation.
Taxation is already the biggest source of public finance in developing countries and raises up to ten times more revenues than traditional aid. As gatekeepers of national budgets, Parliamentarians play a key role in creating a transformative financing agenda for the SDGs.In dialogue with female MPs, this side-session will give special attention to the role domestic resource mobilisation plays in achieving key goals such as gender equality and women’s empowerment. The session will also include a briefing on the emerging Post-2015 Financing for Development consensus and the draft SDGs.
This side-session will also feature an interactive Q&A section that will serve as a basis for a toolkit that aims to guide female Parliamentarians in their work on resource mobilisation in their national contexts.
Side Event On Multi-Stakeholder Voices And Positioning On Financing For Development Post Addis
Time and location: 13 July, 15:30-18:00, Intercontinental Hotel
Participants: Member State delegations, Parliamentarians, representatives from international institutions, private sector, civil society, as well as from inter-faith initiatives.

WIP in partnership with the United Nations Millennium Campaign, invite female Parliamentarians to join this multi-stakeholder exercise aimed at producing a position and roadmap, based on the outcome document of the Addis Ababa International Conference on Financing for Development.

This side-session will feature brief presentations on key financing issues, highlight specific financing needs vis-à-vis global needs, and include a discussion on the role of the multiple stakeholders in a post-Addis implementation plan. Taxation, as a tool to address the multiple challenges of inequalities, poverty and accountability/corruption will be central to the debate.

Special focus will be on engaging non-traditional actors such as Parliamentarians and faith leaders in the follow up of the Addis commitments at global, regional and national level and how these could be improved for greater efficiency, and in particular the engagement of female Parliamentarians to ensure that adequate financing is available for implementation of gender related commitments in the Post2015/SDG agenda.

If you are interested in joining one of the sessions co-hosted by WIP, please send an email to alexandra@womeninparliaments.org