Event Date: December 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network (FSRN)
Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030, SDG16+ on peaceful societies, access to justice and effective institutions, is touted as a “strategic lever” to enable the implementation of other SDGs. Hence the “+” often added to that goal. This is especially the case in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) where violence and weak governance are seen as major constraints on development.
Five years into Agenda 2030, what do official and third-party data suggest about the implementation of SDG16+ in FCAS? What are critical tendencies in that regard – generally and in particular cases? What factors seem to explain apparently superficial though variable implementation of SDG16+ in those contexts?
The authors will present their working paper on the evidence of SDG16+ in FCAS. Commentators, whose expertise covers Africa, Asia and the Americas, will respond and other participants will be invited to engage in the conversation of the state of this pivotal SDG in difficult contexts.
The event will be in Canada’s two official languages.
Teddy Y. Samy is a Professor of International Affairs, and the Director, at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He has published widely on issues related to international economics and economic development. His most recent book is Exiting the Fragility Trap: Rethinking Our Approach to the World’s Most Fragile States, co-authored with David Carment and published by Ohio University Press in 2019. He also co-edited, with Howard Duncan, the most recent issue of the Canada Among Nations series on International Affairs and Canadian Migration Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). His current research interests include state fragility, aid effectiveness, domestic resource mobilization and income inequality.
Bianca Washuta is completing her MA in International Affairs with a specialization in Security and Defence Policy from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She graduated from Queen’s University with a BAH in Political Studies and History in 2019 and studied at the University of Manchester in 2018. She is currently working as a Junior Policy Analyst at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
Stephen Baranyi is a Full Professor with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. He works at the nexus of development and security — on the challenges of security system reform, development cooperation, gender equality and persons with disability in fragile and conflict-affected states, especially in Haiti. Prior to joining the University in 2008, he worked as a practitioner with various governmental, non-governmental and research institutions in Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. He has published widely on issues related to peacebuilding and development fragile and conflict-affected states, as well as on Canadian policy in this domain.
Kiari Liman-Tinguiri is a Senior Fellow with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa and an international development consultant. He has worked extensively for the UN including as Resident Co-ordinator. In 2015, he published « La démocratie dans les états fragiles (L’Harmattan, Paris). Kiari holds a Doctorate in economics and is an approved graduate research supervisor in development economics at the Université de Nancy 2 (currently Université de Loraine). He has lectured at the Universities of Nancy (France) and Niamey (Niger).
Nipa Banerjee is a Senior Fellow with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Banerjee earned Doctorate and Master’s degrees, specializing in development studies, from Toronto, Carleton and McMaster Universities in Canada. She served as a practitioner and policy analyst in international development and foreign aid for over 35 years. She worked with Canadian Universities Services Overseas (CUSO), International Development Research Center (IDRC) and 33 years in CIDA, Canada’s ODA agency (now amalgamated with Global Affairs Canada). She represented CIDA in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India/Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Afghanistan, heading Canada’s aid program in the four latter countries. She joined the University of Ottawa in July of 2007, teaching international development.