Call for Submission: Good Practices in SSC & TrC for Sustainable Development in SIDS to advance the SAMOA Pathway, Deadline 7 December 2020

Nov 17, 2020 | News

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) aim to prepare a special volume entitled “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development in SIDS- Advancing SAMOA Pathway and Achieving Sustainable Recovery”. This special volume will have a particular focus on SIDS, with a view to mapping and sharing good practices relevant to the implementation of the SDGs, as well as the SAMOA Pathway in these countries while spotlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in supporting sustainable development. This exercise will facilitate and promote peer learning and collective efforts among SIDS and their development partners in addressing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) special development challenges and building resilience.

In this regard, we would like to invite your organization to submit your good practices in advancing the SAMOA Pathway, those that are supporting the advancement of the SDGs, including relevant and scalable efforts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery all under the framework of South-South cooperation. A compendium that highlights successful South-South cooperation initiatives in SIDS is scheduled to be launched in mid-2021.

Identifying a Good Practice:

The following set of criteria will help you determine whether a practice is a South-South ‘good practice’ when preparing for your submissions in relation to the achievement of one or more SDG targets. Following is the checklist of key elements for a South-South Cooperation ‘good practice’:

  • Horizontal: It leads to the systemic, cross-country transfer of good practices and knowledge between two or more countries of the South for their mutual benefit and overcomes transnational development challenges difficult to tackle singlehandedly.
  • Innovative: It demonstrates progressive solutions to pressing development challenges and/or more effective collaboration means between developing countries to improve their competitive advantage.
  • Replicable and adaptable: It has the potential for replication and is adaptable to similar objectives in varying situations, as evidenced through proven applications or sound feasibility studies.
  • Environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, as per the SDGs: It contributes to overcoming development challenges related to one of the 17 SDGs, guaranteeing positive impact over time without compromising the ability to address future needs.
  • Effective and successful: It has proven its strategic relevance as an effective way to achieve a specific objective in relations to one or more SDGs, been successfully adopted/and or scaled up and had a positive impact on individuals and/or communities.
  • Technically feasible: It is easy to learn and to implement.
  • Inherently participatory: It inspires a joint sense of ownership of decisions and actions.

Who can Apply

The Call for Submission is open to SIDS governments and UN Agencies only.

How to Apply

Kindly submit your good practices by filling out the Good Practices template here (MS Word format) and by also upload it online via the South-South Galaxy Platform.  By uploading your solutions directly to South-South Galaxy will enable it to become part of this digital repository, allowing learning and collaboration opportunities in future. If you are new to South-South Galaxy, you can register and create an account here.  If already registered, log in here.

The deadline for submission is 7 December 2020.