A publication initiative titled “The South-
South Matchmaker, 2019-2020 Best Practices” was launched to promote the best
practices in the South and encourage innovating and adopting innovative
solutions for a better world.
The South-South Network for Public Service Innovation Secretariat, a2i, the
United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh, and the UN Office for
South-South Cooperation, jointly launched the platform at a virtual programme
on Wednesday, said a press release here today.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen joined the event as the chief guest
while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister for the
Interior and Local Government, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim
Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines Naguib G Sinarimbo, UNOSSC Director ai Adel
Abdel Latif attended the virtual function, among others.
UNDP Resident Representative of Bangladesh Sudipto Mukherjee inaugurated
the event by sharing his delight on the launch of the 2nd South-South
Matchmaker – Best Practices.
The South-South Network for Public Service Innovation (SSN4PSI) was
launched in 2017 at the Global South-South Development Expo in Turkey jointly
by the UNOSSC and Bangladesh.
The network is a collaborative platform where governments, private sector
organizations, experts and academics exchange knowledge, experiences and
expertise to harness innovations through matchmaking.
The network has 39 partners within and 17 different countries where the
practices are being replicated. A total of 24 best practices from seven
countries and 14 organizations were selected to be published this year in
‘The South-South Matchmaker, 2019-2020 Best Practices’ edition.
Policy Advisor of a2i Anir Chowdhury conducted a high-level segment where
Chief Digital Officer of UNDP New York Robert Opp, Assistant Secretary-
General at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London Dr Nabeel Goheer and Head
of Development Innovation Team at OECD Benjamin Kump shared their opinions
and promised to work together and make more meaningful partnerships to create
a better world.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)