The launch of the Emerging Countries Network for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
A roundtable event held in Beijing on 11 July 2011 marked the launch of the Emerging Countries Network for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. This joint initiative, established between UNDP China and the Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability at Renmin University, aims to promote a diversified perspective towards South-South Cooperation among leading academic institutions and experts in emerging countries by sharing development experiences and lessons.
The Network was formally launched by Ms. Feng Huiling, Vice President of Renmin University and was attended by specialist representatives from seven emerging countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including India, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa and China. Each presented their country reports and summarised their respective historical development paths and experiences and generate active exchanges on development challenges past and present.
An international workshop will be held in Hong Kong in December 2011 to disseminate alternative development cases and experiences within China and around the world.