Sent on behalf of Eun Mee Kim, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies &

Director, Institute for Development and Human Security, Ewha Womans University &

President, Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation




Title: Development, Aid Effectiveness, and the Busan Agenda

Date: Monday March 28, 2011 (08:30-17:30)Location: Lotte Hotel, Emerald Room


At the end of this year, Korea will host a major milestone event in international cooperation, the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4).  Taking place in Busan from November 29 to December 1, 2011, this will be one of the largest development cooperation meetings ever held, with expected participation by over 150 countries, 40 international organizations, and more than 2000 delegates.  It will be the first time the High-Level Forum has been held in Asia, and is a fitting complement both to Koreas recent accession to the OECD-DAC and its hosting of the Seoul G20 Summit.


To increase awareness and understanding of key issues on the Busan agenda, the Embassy of Canada is pleased to invite you to participate in a special conference in Seoul, co-sponsored by the Australian Embassy and the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, organized by Ewha Universitys Institute for Development and Human Security, and supported by the Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation.


The conference will focus on some of the most important themes that will be discussed in Busan, where HLF4 will build on the important work of previous meetings in Rome (2003), Paris (2005), and Accra (2008) to generate a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the role that aid plays within a broader development agenda.  Key areas of focus will include repositioning aid as a catalyst to achieve development outcomes while strengthening accountability for results; ensuring the principles of aid effectiveness remain relevant, but that they are more responsive to different country settings, for example in fragile states; and, recognizing that no single partner can realize development results alone. 


Conference Sessions:

Conflict, Fragility, and Aid Effectiveness

Sustainable Economic Growth, Aid Effectiveness and Development Outcomes

Putting Results and Accountability at the Centre of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda


To reserve your place, please return the attached RSVP form to by Tuesday, March 22.

A more detailed program with additional speakers will be circulated shortly.  Lunch will be served to all participants.

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