The role of decentralised cooperation to address rising inequalities

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes decentralised cooperation to harmonise and strengthen progress towards more equitable territorial development. Andalucía is a region that fosters territorial cohesion and is strongly committed to international solidarity and cooperation. The region's model of development cooperation has demonstrated great capacity to mobilise institutions and knowledge, as well as local and regional experiences through long-term partnerships. The model serves as catalyst to address rising inequalities. But challenges remain. How does the 2030 Agenda present an opportunity to address shortcomings still inherent in development cooperation models and to what extent do these findings apply to the model of decentralised cooperation?

Organised by


Johannes Krassnitzer
International Coordinator ART Initiative
United Nations Development Programme
Marlene Simeon
Gabriel Ferrero
General Director of Sustainable Development Policies
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
Mª Luz Ortega Carpio
Agencia Andaluza de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
Paolo Ciccarelli
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development