Linking Policymakers and Experts at the PAGE Ministerial Conference

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3 April 2017

Last week as part of the Second PAGE Ministerial Conference, the GGKP organised several private one-to-one meetings between Green Growth Experts and Policymakers.

The aim of organising these meetings was to enable a transfer and sharing of green growth knowledge between leading experts and high-level policymakers and government officials.  Experts with specific sought-after knowledge were asked by the GGKP if they would be willing to connect with high-level country officials to answer questions on their field of expertise and vice versa, policymakers were asked if they had any pressing green growth questions that required expert advice.

The one-to-one meetings between policymakers and experts complemented the announcement of the GGKP Expert Connect service

Above photo: Nigerian Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, meeting with Dr Frank Rijsberman, Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

The Green Growth Expert Connect online service is currently in development and will allow policymakers direct access to consult with the world’s leading green economy policy experts. This service will provide rapid and tailored support for policymaking. Expert Connect will facilitate the matching of government requests with a technical expert ready to assist. The service will draw on the GGKP’s five thousand strong green growth community of practice to identify leading experts.

Above photo: A one-to-one meeting between Mr Elliot Harris, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Director of UN. Environment meeting with the Mongolian Vice Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, Mr. Tserendorj Batbayar.

Expert Connect will be available at no cost to government agency representatives from developing countries and the technical institutes assisting them. The types of assistance offered by the experts will include: reviewing draft strategies, analysing policy options, sharing experiences from other countries, facilitating networking with peers and providing information on other programs.