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TPI brings business into the heart of the international development community
With a plethora of heads of state, Ministers, CEOs and Executive Directors of UN agencies, NGOs, and development banks, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) held its second High Level Meeting at the beginning of this month. The Global Partnership brings together all sectors of society with the aim of driving collaboration to more effectively deliver the SDGs, and over 3,000 people participate in its biennial high level meeting.

At this year's meeting, along with the International Chamber of Commerce, TPI led the private sector engagement, convening a day-long Business Forum, designing the private sector plenary session, and hosting a side event on multi-stakeholder platforms for collaboration which brought 200 people together to discuss the role of the private sector as a an actor and as a partner in development.

TPI has been working with the GPEDC since it was formed at Busan in 2011 and was also heavily involved in the first High Level Meeting in 2014 in Mexico City, during which TPI's Roadmap to systematically engage business as a partner in development was launched by UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening. TPI also represented the private sector on the Steering Committee in 2013 and intermittently since then.

The TPI team was excited to see how far the agenda has moved on since the meeting in Mexico, and in particular by the level of engagement and enthusiasm around both the role of business in development, and the role of multi-stakeholder platforms at country level to deliver the SDGs. The team were thrilled to have been able to help shape what proved to be hugely successful event. TPI looks forward to continuing to work closely with the GPEDC in unleashing the power of business and collaboration towards the SDGs through its Business Partnership Action programme, an official 'Global Partnership Initiative'. 

Read about TPI's engagement with the GPEDC

Read our blog on the Business Forum at the HLM

Read about our side event on multi-stakeholder platforms for partnership

Read the GPEDC HLM2 Outcome Document
Launch of a new guidebook: Unleashing the power of collaboration to tackle NCDs

Over the past year, TPI has been collaborating with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Bupa, on a programme to support partnership action against chronic disease. The programme includes the development of a new guidebook for NGOs wanting to work with companies on this issue: "Better together: Unleashing the power of the Private Sector to tackle Non-Communicable Diseases". The Better Together guidebook will be officially launched during a webinar on Monday 6th February 2017 at 12:00 GMT convened by TPI, Bupa and UICC, two days after World Cancer Day 2017. 

Read more about the webinar launch

Register here!

The webinar is open to all those interested in engaging the private sector as an essential partner in the battle against cancer and other NCDs. It will look both at the opportunities and the challenges in making collaboration happen.

The webinar will be moderated by TPI Director, Darian Stibbe, and will be introduced by Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, and Dr Fiona Adshead, Chief Wellbeing Officer, Bupa. 

The panel will include speakers from government, NGO, and the private sector.
In addition to the guidebook, over the past several months, TPI has delivered an online training course on cross-sector partnering against NCDs, as part of the UICC Master Course programme in the run-up to the World Cancer Congress. The course, Effective partnership management in addressing the challenges of cancer, ran from June to October 2016, and introduced participants to essential cross-sector partnering concepts, processes and skills to deliver effective collaborations. 
Register for the guidebook launch webinar now!
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