The Global South Development Expo 2012

The Global South Development Expo 2012


The Special Unit for South-South Cooperation in UNDP is inviting you to nominate a project or program that has provided a successful solution in any of the following areas through effective leadership, innovation, and partnership:


1.     Agriculture, Food Security & Capacity Development;

2.     Social Protection, Agriculture & Food Security;

3.     Climate Change, Environment & Agriculture;

4.     Food Security, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS;

5.     Global Health, Agriculture & Food Security; and

6.     Renewable Energy, Agribusiness & Food Security


Who can participate?


Any public or private institution, NGO or project that have made significant contributions to human development in the global south and that has provided solutions to address the challenges in the areas of climate change/environment, food security, global health. We seek organizations and institutions that can nominate south development solutions (SDS) that could readily be replicated, scaled up or adapted across developing countries. The South Development Solution (SDS) could be a Southern-grown solution, a South-South partnership solution, a North-South-South triangular partnership solution, a South-South-Multilateral Organization solution, Public-Private partnership solution, and/or combination of all these.


The deadline for submission of the nomination form is 31 October 2012.


Global South Development Expo 2012 Nomination Form


Nomination from (choose all that apply):

o National Govt.       o UN agency       o Private sector       o NGO/Civil society org.


Name of group or organization being nominated:­­­­­­­­­­­____________

Nominee details:



Country__________________________________   Postal code______________

Business telephone number _________________________

Mobile telephone number _________________________

Fax number __________________________

Email _______________________


Kindly answer the following questions using a maximum of six to seven pages:

1. Description of the initiative, including background and challenges: Provide a description of the initiative, (i.e., its purpose, resources (human, material and financial), time frame, activities, implementation process and challenges). Identify the main social, economic and environmental issues addressed by the initiative.

2. Main partners: Describe the origin of the partnership and for each partner country or organization, indicate the partners' roles and responsibilities in the planning, design, implementation and funding of the initiative. Also describe the ways in which the partnership has contributed to the success of the project or programme.

3. Achievements and impact: Describe the estimated number and types of beneficiaries (e.g., women, children, youth, poor, victims of conflicts and/or natural disasters) and the impact of the initiative on beneficiaries' living conditions (e.g., social, economic, environment, health, education, employment, security of tenure, crime reduction, community involvement in decisions/governance). Describe the impact of the initiative on the building of leadership capacity at the local, national, regional and/or international levels. Describe the solutions that have resulted from the activities of the project, focusing in particular on the impact of the initiative on the achievement of the MDGs. Provide quantitative and qualitative assessments.

4. Sustainability: Indicate the ways in which the initiative has achieved lasting change, including the mechanisms used to ensure sustainability (e.g., new legislation, capacity-building, empowerment). 

5. Innovation: Describe the main innovative aspects of the initiative, including what is innovative about the Southern solutions that it is providing/has provided. Also indicate how these solutions may be applicable to other communities' efforts to reduce poverty or meet any other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

6. Replicability and scaling up: Indicate whether this initiative is replicable and/or adaptable and whether the solutions from the project can be scaled up. If scaling up is possible, describe how it can be achieved. 

7. Areas of contribution: Explain the ways in which the initiative has made a significant contribution to any of the following areas or sectors, where applicable:

a.          Job creation: How the initiative had an impact on unemployment, etc.

b.         Income-generation: How the initiative benefited disadvantaged groups (e.g., women's' groups, indigenous peoples, rural communities, etc.)?

c.          Infrastructure development:  What contribution has the initiative made to affordable alternative energy sources, creation of new information systems, provision of other infrastructure?

d.         Education: How the initiative resulted in increased enrolment in rural schools, including improvements in quality of education, integration of science and technology with emphasis on girls, and improved physical infrastructure?

e.          Social inclusion: How are the solutions geared towards uplifting disadvantaged groups, women, youth and poor communities? How has the initiative had an impact on small and medium-sized enterprises and community group projects?

f.   Outreach: How the solutions had an impact on changing peoples' attitudes, lifestyles and understanding (e.g., regarding HIV/AIDS, agricultural innovations, changes of education curriculum, human rights, etc.)?

g.          Networks: How the initiative provided solutions that link various individual groups, organizations and government through networks (e.g., scientists and governments to address a particular issue; NGOs; women groups)?

h.   Environment: How the solutions contributed to conservation, management of natural resources (e.g., sustainable forest management), pollution mitigation, minimization or combating of poaching of wildlife, etc.?

i.          Global health:  How environmental, societal and life-style factors create an impact on health?  What are the challenges the community and individuals are faced with to come up with practical and sustainable solutions?

j.   Agriculture & Food security:  How the solutions help poor and developing countries take advantage of advanced agricultural technology, innovation and knowledge systems to explore new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities?

8. Awareness of the initiative: Indicate how information on the initiative and its results has been disseminated (media, publications, lectures, web sites, etc.). Where possible, send copies of the actual articles as an annex.

9. Other information: Please include any other information that is relevant regarding the potential of the initiative to advance human development in the context of South-South cooperation.


Please email the Word version and all additional documents relevant to the nomination (multi-media, jpeg/eps, word, spreadsheets, graphs) to the Secretariat at email address –


Criteria for Nomination


Nominated initiatives should have some of all of the following attributes:


1.     South priority/demand driven


2.     South ownership


3.     South leadership


4.     Broad-based partnership


5.     Innovation


6.     Efficiency


7.     Sustainability


8.     Scalability


The best selected solutions will receive:


1. An opportunity to exhibit the initiative at the Global South-South Development Expo in the FAO HEADQUARTERS IN ROME


2. The opportunity to interact with partners and donors interested in funding or replicating the initiative in other developing countries.


3. A Commemorative plaque at the Special Ceremony with World Leaders.


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