Putting Leadership and Coalitions at the Center of Development
The frontier in leading change for development lies in building the collective capacity of change agents and citizens to come together, overcome obstacles that block reform efforts, and achieve tangible results. Development experts and practitioners are increasingly aware that along with technical knowledge and finance, leadership and coalition building are key requirements in the generation of inclusive development solutions as well as accelerating the achievement of results and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Partnership on Collaborative Leadership for Development (GPCL4D) seeks to put leadership and coalitions at the center of development by continually enhancing the know-how around practical approaches to find sustainable solutions to complex problems and brings a vision to become the preferred destination for meaningful collaboration, knowledge exchange and cutting-edge research on tools and methods to support leadership. It builds on the important work that the World Bank Group (WBG) began in 2007 with Leadership Matters and in 2008 with the Leadership Round Table and continued under the Vice Presidency for Leadership, Learning, and Innovation.
The World Bank Group (WBG) is organizing the Global Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C on June 1-3, 2016. The 2016 Global Leadership Forum will bring about 200 partners, leaders and practitioners from government, private enterprise, academia, civil society, foundations, and other international development organizations working in areas of collaborative leadership.
Through interactions and sharing of experiences with leadership experts, development practitioners, and innovators who have found new ways to unblock challenges, the Forum seeks to create awareness of and agreement on the importance of exercising leadership in bringing together diverse stakeholders to achieve results. The Forum will also seek to lay the foundation of how partners could work together to pursue the development of leadership interventions and coalitions for better development outcomes.
VENUE AND DATE: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, D.C., June 1-3 2016.
PARTICIPANTS: Development practitioners from Government, development partners, civil society organizations, private sector, and donor partners.
OBJECTIVE OF THE FORUM: The Forum’s objective is to support the exchange of knowledge and experience among policymakers and practitioners, highlighting the important role Leadership and Coalitions play in promoting inclusive and sustainable development solutions.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE FORUM:
- Better support for operational teams in strengthening the capacity of project implementation teams and managing the political economy of reforms;
- Increased Awareness of the role of leadership and coalition building in development;
- Agreement of GPCL4D Principles to create a framework for future efforts;
- Initiation of coordination of efforts by partners in the field of Leadership and Coalitions.