The Global Learning Event facilitated learning and sharing on Working Better Together approaches. The aim is to improve the effective and efficient delivery of European aid by reducing fragmentation among EU donor aid programmes and projects. At the same time, the EU promises to increase partner country ownership by basing its Joint programming documents on national development strategies. The timing of the event enabled a discussion on the preparations for the new EU programming cycle.
The main elements included:
The participants reiterated the need for EU and its Member States to work better together at country level. Hence the discussion focused on how to do this and to which extent. As a result, there was a wide consensus on the need to;
The event was hosted by the European Union Delegation to Uganda, opened by the EU Ambassador and addressed by the Uganda State Minister of Finance, Planning & Economic Development.
Colleagues from the EU institutions (Headquarters and Delegations), Member States capitals, their Embassies and their development agencies (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom) and from Norway actively participated. The European Investment Bank also participated from their regional office in Nairobi.