Join us for our weekly global affairs speaker series! On March 22, Kennedy Chesoli from the Secretariat of the Development Cooperation Forum at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will join us to discuss “South South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development”. In light of the beginning of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and an increasing emergence of new actors in development cooperation, Mr. Chisoli’s talk will shed light on the changes in development. The talk will take place in the Dana Room (Dana Library, Newark, NJ, 4th floor) from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
Mr. Kennedy Chesoli works as a Programme Management Officer in the Development Cooperation Policy Branch at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). He is part of the Policy team and Secretariat to the open, multi-stakeholder Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) that is mandated to review trends and progress in international development cooperation. The work of the DCF informs the Financing for Development follow-up process, contributes to implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and informs the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and supports progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He contributes unique and distinctive development cooperation perspectives, including on South-South cooperation, to reports and work of various Inter Agency Task teams.
He previously worked as an Economic Affairs Officer in support of the intergovernmental process that led to the 2014 adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries. He has also worked for the United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A native of Kenya, Mr. Chesoli holds MA (Economics) degree from Temple University, Philadelphia; MA (Planning) from West Chester University of Pennsylvania; and BA (Economics) from Egerton University, Kenya.