Event

LAUNCH EVENT | Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network Launch Event: COVID-19 Lessons to Drive Integrated Action

➡️ Back to the IPPN group!

We are pleased to invite you to the launch event for the Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network (IPPN). It will introduce the Network to a broad audience of development practitioners, and explore COVID-19 lessons to drive integrated action.

Event agenda

Welcome by Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Introduction to IPPN: Ms. Laurel Patterson, Head, SDG Integration, UNDP

Roundtable discussion, moderated by Mr. Maurizio Bussi, Deputy Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia, ILO

  • Mr. Christophe Perrin, Director, Multilateral Cooperation Department, International Labour Organization (ILO) 
  • Ms. Maria-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for Latin America, UN Women 
  • Ms. Vidhya Ganesh, Director, Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) 
  • Ms. Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

Country perspectives, moderated by Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Office of Sustainable Development Goals, FAO 

  • Ms. Alti Zwandor, Country Director, UNAIDS Namibia 
  • Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad, Resident Representative, UNDP Iraq 

Questions and answers with the audience, moderated by Stefanos Fotiou, FAO 

Closing by the Facilitator: Mr. Maurizio Bussi, ILO

Connection details

📆 Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021

🕰 Time: 9:00-10:00 AM EDT (New York) | 3:00-4:00 PM CET (Geneva) | 9:00-10:00 PM ICT (Bangkok)

📲 Registration is now closed his event, it was previously available at: https://bit.ly/IPPN_Launch

Session materials

Watch the recording below, and check the presentation and other relevant resources in the comments section.


The Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network (IPPN) is a one-stop-shop for integrated policy practitioners, operating as a knowledge hub for the global community. IPPN aims to link existing efforts on SDG integration across UN agencies and beyond, and enabling cross-pollination and learning to enhance the UN System-wide capability to practice and deliver high-quality integrated policy support. IPPN is a joint effort under the auspices of the UNSDG Task Team on Integrated Policy Support.

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