Keynote address: Global convergence – opportunities and challenges

Global convergence refers to the cooperation across all sectors for the alignment of commercial interests, social transformations and environmental challenges in a shared framework for sustainable development. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are gaining momentum in the United Nations to achieve the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Is cross-sector collaboration amongst public, private, and civil society sectors a reality or a debate in the international development community? What are the opportunities and the challenges of convergence towards global development solutions?


Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations


Nita Kapoor, Forum Board of Directors, International Forum for Volunteering in Development(Forum) and Director, FK Norway