LEDS Global Partnership Strategic Dialogue at COP22
Read the summary of the 2016 LEDS GP Strategic Dialogue at COP22, which outlines key upcoming challenges and opportunities for the Partnership in 2017.
The LEDS Global Partnership Secretariat organised a Strategic Dialogue for the LEDS GP Steering Committee, Regional Platforms, Working Groups, and wider partners on Saturday 12th November, 2016, in the sidelines of COP22, Marrakech. The session was opened by LEDS GP Secretariat Co-Directors, Ron Benioff (NREL) and Janet Strachan (CDKN) who referred to the LEDS GP draft Strategic Plan 2017-2020, which was developed in 2016 and was the focus for discussion during the dialogue. The objectives of this half-day session were to:
- Deepen the common understanding within the Partnership of the value and role of LEDS GP;
- Provide inputs and recommendations for the results framework, role and strategic value of the platform;
- Provide recommendations on how to deepen impact, strengthen strategic partnerships and diversify finance. (Due to time constraints, it was decided that the issue of diversifying funds would be explored separately post-Marrakech).
The dialogue was facilitated by Maria Paz Cigaran (Libelula/ LEDS LAC), and Letisha Lunin (Intrac/ CDKN M&E). It was followed by a LEDS Regional Platform and Working Group exchange in the afternoon to learn about Regional Platform 2017 priorities and how they align with LEDS GP impact; and to explore ways to interlock the work of the Global Secretariat, Regional Platforms and Working Groups, and input into 2017 work plans. The meeting also celebrated the contributions of Stephen King’uyu, Government of Kenya, as LEDS GP Steering Committee Co-Chair for the past two years, and also his role on the Africa LEDS Partnership Steering Committee.