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Essentials**
  • E-discussion on the topic of Participatory Monitoring for Accountability, 14 April 2014
  • Collection of good practices and lessons learned from participatory approaches across the globe
  • Individuals, academics, policy experts, and organizations are invited to submit proposals of with Case studies or Methodologies in relation to the Participatory Monitoring approaches
  • Deadline for submission of proposals is 2 May

The continuation of an inclusive dialogue on Post-2015 is a key mandate given to the UN by its Members States as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. As the Post-2015 Development Agenda process moves into its next phase, it seeks to build on the outcomes of the first round of consultations (held in 2012-2013), to ensure the inclusion of a wider range of voices and approaches in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process.

Themes that have consistently emerged from the consultations and Post-2015 discussions—particularly in previous AINA discussions—are the concepts of “inclusion” and “participation” and the importance of including previous marginalized voices in the design, implementation, monitoring and accountability mechanisms for development processes.

To that end, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP—with support from the Governments of Canada, Peru and the Republic of Korea are co-organizing a global thematic consultation on Participatory Monitoring for Accountability—and how best to include participatory approaches in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Firstly, we are conducting an e-discussion on the topic of Participatory Monitoring for Accountability starting 14 April 2014, which can be found on the site dedicated to this initiative: www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015

The online consultation will run from 14 April – 2 May 2014 focused on three questions specific to participation in the Post-2015 Agenda.

Secondly, another key part of the consultation will be the collection of good practices and lessons learned from participatory approaches across the globe. Individuals, academics, policy experts, and organizations are invited to submit proposals of either Case Studies or Methodologies in relation to Participatory Monitoring approaches. Please see here for information on paper proposal submission:  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/432477.  Please note we are seeking practical examples (not theoretical papers) of methods that have be implemented successfully. Additionally, only paper proposals that follow the given template will be considered (Link to template here: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/432470).  Please note the deadline for submissions will be 2 May and we are not able to offer extensions on this.

The outcomes of the consultation will be fed into Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals decision-making discussions, the Secretary-General’s synthesis report and other key Post-2015 key policy discussions and processes.

We hope that you are able to participate in these opportunities and we look forward to learning from you and your experience with participation as an effective development approach. Please visit www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015 for more information or feel free to contact Tricia Callender, UNICEF Consultation Manager at [email protected]